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A Colorful Kitchen

Many consider the kitchen to be the heart, the center, the life force, if you will, of the home---and for good reason! The kitchen is where people congregate at the beginning and the end of the day, where meals (and oftentimes, homework and messy science projects) are prepared--- in a nutshell: it’s where the real magic happens!

So why wouldn’t you want the heart of your home to be a lively and beautiful place to spend quality time? We’ve rounded up a few kitchen gadgets that add a dose of fun & color to the most important room in your home:

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1. Cuisinart DLC-2A Mini-Prep® Plus Processor in Sugared Plum

2. Le Creuset 5.5 qt. Signature Round French Oven in Palm

3. Bodum Bistro Pour Over Electric Coffee Maker in Red

4. Joseph Joseph 6-Piece Elevate Utensil set in Multi

5. Shun Kai Pure Komachi 9-Piece Set in Multi

6. Waring Pro Professional Drink Mixer in Retro Green

7. OXO Good Grips® 3-Piece Plastic Mixing Bowl Set in Multi

8. KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender in Cranberry

9. Emile Henry Flame® Top 2.6 qt. Tagine

SHOP ALL HOUSEWARES >>

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New Brand Spotlight: Picnic Time

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Pioneering the most innovative picnic and lifestyle products for over 30 years, Picnic Time is dedicated to the belief that picnics are a joy to the soul; they allow us to reconnect with nature and savor the company of friends and family.

SHOP BY PICNIC TIME >

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At-Home Cocktail Party

Turn your home into the most exclusive hotspot for cocktails with the help of a few pieces from our Home Shop. Invite a few of your closest friends, serve up some delicious appetizers, shake up some martinis and toast to good times ahead!

Who needs expensive cocktails at pretentious bars when you can enjoy your very own cocktail party right at home?

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1. Riedel Vinum Martini Glass (Set of 2)

2. OXO Steel Cocktail Shaker

3. Oenophilia Recycled Wine Bottle Tumblers

4. Cuisinart Electric Fondue Set

5. BIA Cordon Bleu Ramekins Set of 12

6. Gorham "That's Entertainment" 5-Piece Cocktail Prep Set

7. Oenophilia Bamboo Cheese Set

8. OXO Steel Ice Bucket & Tongs Set

9. Riedel Nachtmann- Aspen Longdrink- Set of 4

10. Riedel Ouverture Magnum- Set of 8


Check out these handy tips for hosting a great at-home cocktail party with a special touch:

Choose a theme: It doesn’t have to be as crazy as a pirate theme! Choose something tasteful such as a color theme or regional flavor (e.g.: French Flair, Wear White After Labor Day, Americana)

Pick the perfect playlist: Even if you don’t have a distinct theme, set the ambiance with a pre-made music playlist. You can even set the pace & mood by starting out with slower tempos, ramping up to a faster tempo as the party gets going, and then slowing down the pace as the evening winds down.

Serve up special hors d’oeuvres: While chips-and-salsa is an easy option, it’s not the most exciting. Treat your cocktail guests with more scrumptious options like fondue with exotic cheeses, or downsize your old favorites like lobster bisque served in shot glasses or potatoes au gratin served in cute ramekins.

It also helps to label your appetizers accordingly so everyone knows what each delicious dish is!

P.S. Remember to check your guest list to accomodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions.

Offer glass stickers: Help your guests keep track of their glasses with little ID stickers. You can even pick ones that fit your party theme!

Enjoy responsibly: As the host, your prime responsibility after making sure the guests have a good time is to make sure everyone gets home safely. It doesn’t hurt to collect keys before you get the party started and hand them to designated drivers after the party winds down. Be prepared to call for taxis if need be, or if you have the extra room, offer a bed or couch just in case.

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Dorm Room Essentials

Many would argue that college makes up some of the best years of one’s life—and we definitely agree. This exciting time of venturing out into independence deserves a proper send off in the form of useful & space-saving houseware to make dorm life easier!

Check out a few of our dorm picks to get ready for the new school year and all the campus adventures that lie ahead:

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1. Keurig K10 Mini Plus

2. Breville Mini Smart Oven

3. Bodum Electric Water Kettle

4. OXO Good Grips® Flip-In Hamper

5. Cuisinart Smartpower® Portable Blender/Chopper

6. Simplehuman Adjustable Shower Caddy

7. Lacoste Croc Bath Towel

8. Lacoste Brushed Twill Sheet Set- Twin XL


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New Brand Spotlight: 10 Strawberry Street

Style. Versatility. Class. Charm. These are ideals to which 10 Strawberry Street® aspires while providing customers with cutting-edge tabletop designs to elevate food presentation. 10 Strawberry Street offers dinnerware, glassware, bakeware, serveware and flatware in a range of styles and materials from modern to traditional and porcelain to bone china.
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Family owned since 1983, 10 Strawberry Street has grown by offering beautiful and modern tabletop designs for home use and beyond with unbeatable commercial-grade quality. From clean and simple to colorful and intricate, 10 Strawberry Street offers a plethora of fantastic dinnerware and flatware patterns to complete any kitchen or dinner table.

10 Strawberry Street believes that culinary masterpieces deserve to be displayed with brilliance, and aims to help customers find the perfect serving solution for professional or everyday use. Having helped hundreds of resorts, restaurants, hotels and country clubs express their unique personalities with stunning dishes, 10 Strawberry Street looks forward to providing every customer with exciting ways to exhibit kitchen creations.

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New Brand Spotlight: Sango

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Sango® has been producing eye-catching, practical dinnerware for more than fifty years. Known for fun and exciting glazes—especially reactive glazes—Sango offers a wide selection of fine china, porcelain, stoneware and bone china for home and hospitality tabletop use.

With a wide variety of dinnerware shapes and styles, Sango offers a pattern for everyone. Shiny or matte glazes in vibrant colors and cozy neutrals add charm to any dinner table décor. Reactive glazes take on a rustic look for eye-catching, casual dinnerware. Sango plates, bowls and mugs are double or triple fired for high quality and durability.

Serve home-cooked meals with confident style for years to come on quality Sango dinnerware.

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New Brand Spotlight: Artland

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With showrooms in New York City, Beijing, Xian, and Guangzhou, and even wider distribution, Artland enjoys a major presence in the worldwide tabletop and home fashions industries. Artland’s vibrant patterns, prints, and colors are a splashy alternative to standard glassware.

When you’re searching for colorful glassware, beautiful home décor, and entertaining pieces sure to spark conversation at your next gathering, look no further than Artland for quality, functionality, and artistry.

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Picks for Summertime Entertaining

One of the great joys in life is entertaining at home for friends and family. With BBQ season in full swing, we’re excited to fire up the grill, serve up some refreshing cocktails and share some yummy summertime fare with those we love! From good ol’ homemade apple pie to salads and burgers, great food is meant to be enjoyed with great company.

Check out some of our favorite dining and kitchen gadgets for pulling off the perfect lunch or dinner get-togethers in your backyard this summer.

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1. Lenox Tuscany Classics Beverage Pitcher

2. Echo Design Latika Seafoaf 4-Pc Place Setting

3. Vitamix CIA Professional Series

4. Dansk Classic Fjord All Purpose Serving Bowl

5. Gorham That's Entertainment Bar Set

6. Riedel H2O Classic Bar Long Drink 2-Pc Set

7. Lenox Chip & Dip Serving Plate

8. Le Creuset Bistro Grill

9. BIA Cordon Bleu BIAmboo 4-Pc Salad Plate Set

10. BIA Cordon Bleu 2-Pc 3-Section Server Set

11. Spiegelau Beer Tall Pilsner Glass Set

12. Emile Henry Le Grande Pie Dish

For a refreshing summer treat for the whole family, try this delicious smoothie recipe from Vitamix®!

Citrus Smoothie

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1 orange, peeled and quartered

¼ lemon, peeled, quartered and seeded

½ cup fresh pineapple chunks

¼ cup fresh mango chunks

1 cup ice cubes

Place all ingredients in the Vitamix in the order listed. Start at Variable 1 setting and turn on the machine. Slowly increase the speed to 10 then to High. Blend for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached. Enjoy!