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Introducing: Dine X Design - A New Website By Kristin Guy

Introducing: Dine X Design – A New Website By Kristin Guy

  This announcement is long overdue…three months almost to the day, actually. When lights went dim here on the ol’ Cuisinerd HQ at the end of 2013, we’d been plotting and planning a rebranding that would ultimately benefit the consulting business that happens behind the scenes of this website. Our day to day business revolves...
The Transitional Table: 15 Design Buys To Get You Through The Holidays

The Transitional Table: 15 Design Buys To Get You Through The Holidays

Getting the table dressed for the holidays can sometimes start off as an overwhelming assignment. Place cards, napkin rings…formal or casual flatware sets. When is it too much and why does it all have to be overly thematic for the occasion? As novel, lovely and prized as our vintage / family holiday-specific sets are, they...
Autumn Inspired Kitchen Designs :: Swooning With The Season

Autumn Inspired Kitchen Designs :: Swooning With The Season

Oh Autumn! Sigh. At last you’ve shown your lovely rose gold face. Even if it’s still 80 degrees outside, you’re glowing in a new hue! The light has shifted and the mornings are starting off a bit crisper. Starting the day off with tea, the thoughts of pumpkin hunting and even the potential of finally...
Echo Park Paddle Boat Adventures & Nautical Kitchen Design

Echo Park Paddle Boat Adventures & Nautical Kitchen Design

I’ve been living-up summer like a maniac these past few days. I refuse to knowledge the back-to-school advertisements on television or read any emails telling me to stock up on autumn essentials. It’s just too soon ~ What’s with the rush!?! Regardless of the calendar’s seasonal shift, I will most certainly continue to drink vats of...
Modern Deco Design & The Ebell Of Los Angeles

Modern Deco Design & The Ebell Of Los Angeles

Los Angeles has no shortage of glamorous history and The Ebell is stock piled with decades of elegance. Not only did this building open (and continues) to serve as a private woman’s center offering classes, lectures and seminars by influential people of the world. Judy Garland had her first audition on The Ebell stage aaaand Amelia Earhart...
BANG! Fourth of July Entertaining DIY & Recipies for HGTV.com

BANG! Fourth of July Entertaining DIY & Recipies for HGTV.com

I don’t know about you, but I tend to find most store bought decorations for Independence day a little…well, over the top and overly starry and stripy. Don’t get me wrong – I love America and our patterned flag of freedom, I just don’t want to necessarily use it as my table cloth when entertaining...
Message In A Bottle: Unique Wine Gifts To Accompany Your Summertime Vino

Message In A Bottle: Unique Wine Gifts To Accompany Your Summertime Vino

For me (and most), summer is a mandatory time of year when wine should be enjoyed outdoors on the daily. Yes, I know that not all parts of the world have as mild of weather as California, but even us temperate-tamed peeps take special note when the days start getting longer and the wine is...
Hey Daddy-O! Father's Day Recipes & Food-Centric Gift DIY For HGTV.COM

Hey Daddy-O! Father’s Day Recipes & Food-Centric Gift DIY For HGTV.COM

If you follow along on instagram, you’ve probably noticed a whole bunch of crafty business happening behind the scenes around these parts. As an independent creative, it’s pretty exciting that each week brings an array of surprise work your way. You never know what new projects you’re going to be tackling (be it recipes, local...
Mobile Speakeasy: Bar Cart Design, White Negroni Cocktail & Jazz

Mobile Speakeasy: Bar Cart Design, White Negroni Cocktail & Jazz

There are only so many ties and coffee mugs you can gift your Father this time of year. Buying the man who claims he’s already got everything he needs is an intimidating fete at best. A fete that gets harder as an adult because apparently finger paintings are no longer being accepted around these parts…darn....
Modern French Kitchen Design & Californian Nicoise Salad Recipe

Modern French Kitchen Design & Californian Nicoise Salad Recipe

I have never been to Paris. It’s been on my list of travel desires for nearly two decades and I’ve somehow managed to find myself in many other places but. Thankfully I live in a city with countless local Parisian escapes, where I can pretend streets are made of cobblestone and that chic striped shirts and...
¡Fiesta! Cinco De Mayo Recipes & Entertaining For HGTV.COM

¡Fiesta! Cinco De Mayo Recipes & Entertaining For HGTV.COM

  Hola at me party peoples! Spring fiesta-timing is in full swing and this month I’ve been incredibly honored to be producing festive entertaining content for HGTV.com. Cinco De Mayo might be one of my favorite holidays eating/hosting-wise and living in Southern California certainly allows me to indulge in authentic Mexican culture any day of...
BYOB: Koteli Reusable Shopping Bags

BYOB: Koteli Reusable Shopping Bags

I am guilty. Some days I am very guilty. I’m talking about the days when I forgot my reusable shopping bags in the car or in the kitchen drawer. The days I am then forced to pick between paper or plastic and then stuff said waste under my kitchen sink, reusing my mistakes as a...