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Gift Guide

Gift Guide 2010: Paloma’s Nest
Magical Holiday Collection

Comments Off 16 November 2010

Paloma’s Nest Holiday Collection features ornaments and decorative objects inspired by designer Caroline Colom Vasquez’s favorite magical holiday memories. This year’s theme is one of grace and gratitude with a touch of whimsy.

Ring-a-ling Holiday Ornament – $28

Commemorative Dove Ornament – $32

Find more magical memory ornaments and objects at palomasnest.com. Nesting Newbies’ readers get 20% off the collection with coupon code NEWBIES through December 1, 2010.

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Hors d'oeuvres

Chic Bites! in SFDC Duralee Showroom

2 Comments 03 November 2010

Images by Erin DeMartini and Sunghi Sonia Morsella


Like the Pied Piper, Chef Lea McIntosh led the audience (right after her live cooking demonstration for the SFDC Culinarium) over to the Duralee Showroom for Chic Bites tasting! We simply followed the aroma-trail of her Truffle Honey Holiday Baked Brie (fresh from the Miele ovens in the Christopher Peacock demo kitchen). The reception was a celebration of SFDC’s Culinarium, Duralee Fabrics, Nesting Newbies, and AphroChic! Everyone was greeted with a beautiful vignette of Duralee’s tufted Riverside wingback chair and an AphroChic black and white Reflection pillow.

Serve them Truffle Honey Holiday Baked Brie…and they will come! Chef Lea is wearing one of her custom chef coats with interchangeable cuffs. These cuffs are ultra-glam and made with “Aquamarine” from the Marakesh Collection from Highland Court Fabrics by Duralee. As you scroll through the photos notice the “blooming branches” centerpiece and glass vases filled with handcrafted flowers…no need for fresh flowers when you can use Duralee fabric flowers instead! (We’ll show you how to make them in a future DIY post!)

Get the recipe!

The tables are set using linens from La Tavola Fine Linen Rental…They are one of the best sources when you are longing for linens that are really special. We were thrilled to discover several tablecloths available in Thomas Paul fabrics. A perfect fit for Duralee because they represent Thomas Paul fabrics! We selected Twitter in Maize.


Meanwhile…there’s lots of Muscat Pear Marmalade tasting going on : ).

(They don’t know it yet, but everyone gets to take some home!)

Rick Guerra was on hand to pour a selection of fine wines from Napa Valley’s Verismo Wines.

Laura Logan, the SFDC Duralee Showroom Manager, is AWESOME! We thank her for being her cool self and everyone at Duralee for hosting this fabulous reception.

Check out scenes from Lea’s live Culinarium event.

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