Who needs reservations on Valentine’s Day? Be a Valentine super star; wine and dine your Valentine in the comfort of your own home. Continue reading 4 STEPS TO A ROMANTIC DINNER FOR TWO
2017 is the Year of the Rooster and we’re counting down the days to Chinese New Year. Continue reading Chinese New Year!
No matter what holiday tradition you celebrate, the meals and the time spent around the dining table usually hold a lot of importance. During the holidays the dinner table is a place to have a family meal, perform traditional practices, share stories, and even pass some wisdom down from generation to generation. We want to help you add that extra touch of holiday spirit to … Continue reading Celebrate the Holidays with a Tablescape
Thanksgiving is a special day to spend with family and close friends giving thanks for all our blessings. Around here we’re all about family and entertaining. Whether you already have traditions in place or you’re just starting your family traditions we’ve got some décor and food ideas to share. THE DÉCOR: We know you can’t eat the décor but to us it sure makes everything taste … Continue reading A Slice Of Thanksgiving Tradition
Labor Day is dedicated to the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country so let’s celebrate those who “bring home the bacon”. Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer and what better way to celebrate than an end of summer party. To give ourselves a challenge we wanted to see if we could plan a “bacon” themed … Continue reading LABOR DAY: Bringing Home the Bacon
Before we have to start racking leaves in the yard we thought it would be fun to host a party with the “big kids”, aka “adults”. First things first, pick a theme. How about a wine and cheese tasting? If you and your friends are beer drinkers brew up a party with a beer tasting. A “special” cocktail for the evening is always a hit … Continue reading Party with the Big Kids!
Who doesn’t love a drive-in theater watching movies under the stars? How about a stay-in drive-in? Create your very own movie night right in your own backyard. How convenient is that? A drive-in theater usually consists of a large outdoor movie screen, a projection booth, a concession stand and a large parking area for automobiles. You won’t need the parking but you’ll need some seating. … Continue reading BACKYARD MOVIE NIGHT: The Stay-in Drive-in
The backyard barbecue has come a long way…extend your living space with an outdoor kitchen. In the last few years outdoor kitchens have become more and more common. If you’re thinking of creating a kitchen in your backyard there are 3 things you need to consider; layout, function and storage. Start your outdoor kitchen design by making a list of must-have items. This could include … Continue reading Taking It Outside: Outdoor Kitchens
Independence Day is a time to celebrate America. Living in the Northwest there are plenty of outdoor celebrations to choose from. You can start your day with a patriotic parade, have a picnic in the park or host a 4th of July party. Watching a fireworks display is the icing on the cake. Picnics, parades and fireworks add up to one thing, a celebration of … Continue reading Happy Birthday America!
Our guest blogger today is Selden’s Interior Designer: Lori Broznowski Summers in the Northwest … Dare I brag and say, they are, hands down, the best anywhere? Yes! Summers in the NW are absolutely GREAT! We need furnishings that live up to the extreme beauty of this region. Here are some of my Outdoor favorites. The new collection “MBRACE” from Dedon. This chair, designed by … Continue reading The GREAT Outdoors: NW Style