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...
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Bing In the Holidays: Gifts for Every Lady On Your List!

Bing In the Holidays: Gifts for Every Lady On Your List!

I’m a lady who has trouble knowing what to get other ladies. It should be a no brainer right? I mean…just buy something that you’d want for yourself? Err, nope…and here I thought men were this stress inducers. Maybe it’s because us gals are ALL SO CRAZY DIFFERENT. Moms, sisters, girlfriends, wives…they might all be...
A Well Dressed Holiday: Christmas Nativity Table Centerpeice Ideas

A Well Dressed Holiday: Christmas Nativity Table Centerpeice Ideas

My childhood Christmas has a hundred fond moments but one memory is an absolute nostalgic stand out: the annual unpacking of the German nativity tower, the excitement of seeing it lit up and quickly spinning in motion… and then hearing (for the umpteenth time) some ridiculous tale about my mother falling in love with said...
Bing In The Holidays: BBQ, Cocktail, Coffee & Cookbook Gifts For The Dudes In Your Life

Bing In The Holidays: BBQ, Cocktail, Coffee & Cookbook Gifts For The Dudes In Your Life

For some reason I tend to get stumped when trying to find new and unique gifts for the guys in my life. My father beats me by buying every gadget and do-dad before I have the chance to swoop them up for him. The guy friends are highly stylish and I find it challenging to...
Holiday Bites II: Chipotle Pumpkin Soup Shooters & Endive Pear Cups

Holiday Bites II: Chipotle Pumpkin Soup Shooters & Endive Pear Cups

Is there anything more comforting than soup this time of year? Okay maybe mac & cheese and a costco sized pie come in at a close second, but one thing is certain – nothing is more awkward than eating soup in mixed company… Specifically Phở. On a first date. Slurpage, long noodles and composed grace...
Guest Post: Designer Jennifer Serafini // Local Root, Chicago

Guest Post: Designer Jennifer Serafini // Local Root, Chicago

Hello hello! I’m so excited to be guest posting on The Cuisinerd today. Kristin invited me to share one of my favorite spots to eat in Chicago. Today I want to introduce you to Local Root. It just opened up across the street from my apartment, which makes me SUPER happy because not only can...
Bing In The Holidays!

Bing In The Holidays!

I spend most of my days scouting the internet for the most unique kitchen and entertaining products for a variety of outlets. I’ve had a long standing relationship with Google Image Search to find these treasures…in fact, I’ve always turned to them in those moments of  crazy niche or randomly themed design round-up needs…until now....
Holiday Bites: Chorizo & Tortilla Chip Stuffing Balls

Holiday Bites: Chorizo & Tortilla Chip Stuffing Balls

The heat is on! And by heat I don’t mean your gourd-roasting oven that’s a’blazin…I’m taking about the holiday peak season giving you those “neener neener” eye balls from around the corner. They are gazing, no taunting you with endless festivities in need of frolic worthy finger foods… Pressure much? Let’s face it – December...
A Well Dressed Holiday: Quick Thanksgiving Table Setting

A Well Dressed Holiday: Quick Thanksgiving Table Setting

 Retail Therapy: Wooden Tripod Antler  Candle Sticks, Metallic Cable Knit Table Runner & White Ceramic and Wood Vase — All West Elm //  Midas Glassware Collection — Design Within Reach  /// D to the I.Y: Metallic Spray Paint  — Available at Home Depot & Walnut Hallow Basswood Country Round® Series — Available at Micheal’s Craft...
A Well Designed Holiday: Minted Cards & Party Decor

A Well Designed Holiday: Minted Cards & Party Decor

I know, I know – it’s not even Thanksgiving yet and we’ve already been tapping our feet to jingle bells since we first stepped into line pre-ordering our turkeys. Here’s something I’ve learned this year: Just embrace it. There is no slowing down the party train that is Christmas. It’s coming…and It’s coming full steam...
Los Angeles Magazine: The Food Event 2012

Los Angeles Magazine: The Food Event 2012

The task of braving and successfully conquering a food festival can become somewhat of an art form. Especially in Los Angeles…people get craaaay-zeeee. Not only do you need to gracefully intercept nosh-bites, you’ve got to multitask the situation while balancing a teetering stack of at least 5 plates and a full glass of wine without...
Gothic Galley: Halloween Inspired Kitchen & Home Design

Gothic Galley: Halloween Inspired Kitchen & Home Design

Confession: I am not a fan of Halloween. Sure costumes can be fun. I love an excuse to buy Almond Joys and Nerds…but I could do without the haunted hey rides and corn syrup blood splats (Yikes). I could also do without all that drugstore kitsch that yells out from the aisles begging to be...
The Urbanist Guide: San Diego

The Urbanist Guide: San Diego

I maintain a rather lovely long distance relationship with San Diego. In fact, this side fling has been going on for over a decade. I lived there while going to UCSD and to this day I still look forward to twice-annual bike rides along the beach, hiking in the Torrey Pines and getting my fix...