It began with a glorious event at Villa Necchi Campiglio, a stately 1930’s villa that you may recognize from House of Gucci, 2021. This Art Deco home, which was one of the first in Milan to have a swimming pool and tennis court, was built by the sister heiresses of the Necchi Campiglio sewing machine business, which was integral to the success of the Milan fashion industry. Designed with a smoking room, library, and grand salon for serious parties, to this day accommodates SERIOUS parties like Gaggenau’s Design Week Event. Gaggenau tented the tennis court and created a party space the sisters would’ve been proud of, with architecturally chic kitchen installations, Michelin chefs, and magnificent food prepared right before our eyes. [Read more…] about The Gaggenau Michelin Tour
While 2020-2021 brought furniture market attendance to a near halt, it was a robust year for residential real estate and home updates. The leading Kitchen and Bath design show KBIS went entirely virtual this year, and the furniture/accessory markets are proceeding on a delayed schedules as business returns to normal. The trends that have emerged from 2020 are unsurprisingly:
- Heightened focus on health, well-being and low maintenance
- Collective consciousness is focused on products that enable more sanitary habits
- Homeowners are jumping on the Home Gym Trend
- Reduced travel has inspired homeowners to upgrade with splurges on home spa sanctuaries
- Homeowners are all-in on smart home safety features
There are some great new products offering timely innovations – and note which brands were already on point with what the world needed before we realized it ourselves: [Read more…] about What’s New in Smart Home Technology
The holidays are coming, and we are already in the spirit, are you? Let’s take a look at a few creative gift ideas that are sure to make you a holiday hero. If you like what you see, there is a good chance that you can win the item, because thanks to some wonderful sponsors, I will be doing giveaways on my instagram and facebook accounts this week! Keep reading for details… [Read more…] about Gifts for the Gadget Lover
Last month I had the honor of attending a New York Culinary Adventure which was hosted by Miele. Four of us were exposed to insider events and resources of culinary New York, which included the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards Gala. Our hosts planned a days-long feast for the senses that we will never forget. I’m still working off some of the incredible food we ate, and I can vouch that every bite was worth it.
If you know me personally, you’d know I want to throw a party and serve the unreal food we ate to all. Since that’s geographically impossible, we’ll just have to go heavy on images from a few of the trip highlights. That’s your cue that this post will be extremely image (rather than calorie) rich… [Read more…] about Miele New York Culinary Adventure
Consumer Electronics Show regulars reported that this year’s show was pretty similar to last year- no real standouts. CES buzz somewhat predictably centered around drones, cars, wearables, tracking technologies, oculus, and home innovations. Here’s the skinny: Drones drones drones. Embracing the millennial attitude, Lyft has partnered with GM to bring us self driving cars, because do we really need to own a car when we can simply pay a subscription fee to drive one? Wearables are expected to “disappear” in 2016, meaning that they will morph from clunky to fashionable. Tracking technologies and cameras will be everywhere, so you better behave.
Now, onto home innovation standouts, here and on the way: [Read more…] about Home Innovation Buzz, 2016