Hotel to Home: A Little Parisian Kitchen

Okay – so today’s “hotel” is technically an AirBnB option, but let’s ignore that for a moment, shall we? It’s a place to stay while you’re traveling, and I think it’s a perfect option for today’s hotel to home post…especially since I’m working with the apartment’s  kitchen, and I rarely do kitchens (or have I ever?) on this series. Plus – it’s in Paris!

paris-white-airbnbvia AirBnB

I’m not offering a full kitchen design, but more like some options for some modern and functional products for your existing kitchen. Have a look and let me know if anything strikes your fancy!

Ikea cabinets, Ikea faucet, Cuisinart toaster, Nespresso machine, wood tray, Ikea plant pot, mugs, cutting board,









Two for Tuesday: Marble Kitchen Tool

Marble…one of my favourite stones! It’s hard to resist it no matter what form it comes in. Who agrees with me?

Today, I’m sharing two beautifully formed marble mortar and pestle sets at high/low price points.


marble mortar and pestle, $14, West Elm

marble-mortar-pestleNordstjerne marble mortar and pestle, $107, Amara

The Friday Five: Coffee Pots

I have been drinking more coffee than usual over the last few weeks. I go through phases of preferred coffee types. I normally rotate between CafĂ© du Monde drip coffee, espresso, and lattĂ©s. While I love French pressed coffee too, I don’t have a French press so I never make it. My local cafĂ© has pour over coffee which is kind of – sort of – like French press. I love the taste of pretty much every kind of coffee (and I’ve written about my interest in coffee here).


Toddy Cold Brew Coffee System


Chemix Coffee Maker


Black & Decker Coffee Maker


Cuisinart Compact Single Serve Coffee Maker


Bosch Tassimo

What about you? What’s you coffee of choice? Do you frequent the cafĂ©s or do you prefer your own make-at-home coffee?