Dining Trends- Ambiente Look Book

Dining Trends, VilleroyUndBoch, on www.CourtneyPrice.comFrankfurt on the brain… and The Dish On Dining Trends

Today is one of those unusual days where Dallas is actually cold. Even icy… how bizarre to think that it was warmer in Frankfurt last week when I was there for the Ambiente Show. Southerners do NOT know how to drive in cold weather – where I grew up, flurries could shut the city down. Here, a little slush and ice equate to closed schools and businesses. Nothing like New England, but still to be taken seriously.

 So… I have been pouring over photographs from the show, enjoying my favorite finds all over again from the comfort of my office. My bucket list has been amended to now include dishes.  Let’s be frank: I need more storage and lots of it if I plan to have all of the dishes I would like to entertain with. I will warn you now that this post is photo heavy, so I plan to keep quiet while you peruse my favorite dining finds from Ambiente Show. You can thank me now for giving you a VISUAL tour; just walking the halls to find these items might log an easy 5-7 miles onto your jawbone or fitbit – I kid you not. The odds are good that your most comfortable business attire shoes are no match for this tradeshow track meet.  The show is enormous – so big that it even has a dedicated stop on the S-Bahn – 4,800 vendors – and over 140,000 attendees. Ambiente is the biggest kitchen, household and table trade show in the world (and the 3rd biggest trade show in the world in general). It occupies what I will call a campus of interconnected buildings with moving walkways to help get you to your next destination.  The U.S. was Ambiente’s partner country this year, so Ambiente wisely partnered with Veronika Miller of Modenus – which is how I got invited. Lucky me to be part of such a great group.

So… what did we see in Frankfurt? Frankly, a LOT. [Read more…]

Magazine Street Shopping in New Orleans: Scriptura

stationary New Orleans, gift store new orleans, invitations on www.CourtneyPrice.com

5423 Magazine Street  New Orleans, LA  70115  504-897-1555

local shopping New Orleans, New Orleans gifts, on www.CourtneyPrice.com

 A mandatory stop during my Magazine Street shopping: [Read more…]

Magazine Street Shopping: New Orleans Interior Design

Ahhhh, Magazine Street Shopping for antiques and Interior Design. The stores are located in beautiful old houses- built with the fabulous New Orleans proportions. The architecture is unique and the history is tangible. Here are a few shops that sum up the look nicely. They are actually located in a 2-3 block stretch of great Interior Design resources on Magazine Street. (see map below)

New Orleans Shopping, Magazine street shopping on www.CourtneyPrice.com

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Scenes From BlogTourNYC

Blog Tour New York, New York at night

I want to share a few scenes from BlogTourNYC trip.  If you want the experiences  from the point of view of the attending bloggers, visit the Modenus page to link to each of their sites and follow their posts. I am going to share a slightly different perspective, that of correspondent and veteran BlogTour Blogger who followed the crew around with an eye for more than just what was on the action packed agenda…. so get ready for an abbreviated whirlwind visual stroll through BlogTourNYC:

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Cologne Germany

The City of Cologne, Germany

In WWII the city of Cologne, Germany was all but wiped off the map. It was rebuilt, mostly in the 1950’s, as Veronika Miller put it, “purpose-built” in a very functional way. So you find a lot of contemporary buildings right next to old or old style buildings.  The city is charming, clean, efficient, and well-organized. There are a surprising number of impressive museums in walking distance from each other.  People walk everywhere and ride bikes, rather than drive as Americans are inclined to do. Here is a video that will give you an idea of what it might be like to walk around the city and take in a few museums.  The BlogTour group went to the German Museum of Sport and Olympic, The Romisch-Germanisches Museum (built directly over where an entire buried ancient Roman CITY was found, with treasures aplenty in tact, during an excavation for a new subway stop next door to the magnificent Cologne Dom cathedral), and The MAKK Museum. (There is also a chocolate museum not included in the photos). If you have been following the BlogTour posts, you may be one of the many who have asked what the city of Cologne is like, so I have prepared about a 4 minute video tour of this beautiful city:

Window Shopping in Cologne- Fashion Forward? You Decide:

Your mother always said… “if you can’t think of anything nice to say….” You know the drill. So here we go on a little window shopping tour of the fashions in Cologne and I will warn you in advance that this video could be considered Rated R if you are an American:

 “…” That’s all I could say: “…”

Leanne, I see why you refrained from shopping when your suitcase didn’t make it to Cologne.  At first glance I thought it was a joke, but many stores later realized otherwise… as I reminded myself that BlogTour was being held in Cologne for INTERIOR DESIGN enrichment, not fashion….

 Cologne is a great city to which I will definitely return. Maybe I will just pack a carry on bag just to be on the safe side.

All photography by Courtney Price

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