Our Happy Spring and Happy April continue this Saturday with Home & Style!! by MMK.
This Spring Weekend, let’s
Bring Your Table to Life…with a little April in Paris!! We all love Paris…and miss it!!
“Why, oh, why do I love Paris?” Cole Porter asks??
Is it Wine, Women, and Song?? Or?? L’Amour, L’Amour – A little romance?
A First Trip is usually memorable, but Paris particularly so…
Who doesn’t remember their first view of the Seine and the night lights of the Tour Eiffel and Arc de Triomphe!
The brilliant design of the Musée du Louvre (a little photo I took) and courtyard Pyramid by Chinese-American
architect I. M. Pei? All so ahh beautiful and inspirational!
I won’t even mention the YSL Boutiques and the amazing Parisian Shops!! For now…
Business has taken me there many times; I am happy to say!
Soaking up art, culture and the simple joys of life made every visit a very personal, inspiring pleasure!!!!
Mine was a whirlwind 1 st trip as a young Home Furnishings Assistant – the 1st Bloomingdale’s ever sent to assist a Buyer (my boss charmingly, never let me forget it). It took me to London, Paris, Limoges, Rome, Florence, and Venice and spoiled me for life!
Since then, I have returned numerous times for the famed Maison & Objets Gift Show that is held several times a year. During my years creating Retail Products and identities for Stores & Museums, the city became a love to last a lifetime! All things French have become a lifelong passion…needless to say, this will not be the last you hear from me on this love!!!!!!!!
So why do you love Paris?? What brings Paris to life for you??
Antiques, Champagne, Design, Scent, Film, Food, Fragrance, Literature and Music, of course!
Is it a sparkling flute of Champagne and Vin (Sancerre – peut-être), scent of Lavender, vision of colorful blooms from a stroll through Les Tuileries Jardin? Maybe your vision comes from a French Film (American in Paris, Belle de Jour, Sabrina, Midnight in Paris), or is it from the extraordinary images of its fabulous Art, Museums, and Monuments? Inspiration abounds with the simple joys of life! We want to relive it and bring it Home Again!!
While we remember the charm of Parisian streets with luscious Patisseries, Cafés, Shops, and Florists on every
corner, let’s let Springtime in the air conjure those sweet memories.
Let’s let them inspire your Springtime Brunch and seduce everyone to be in love with love…
starting this weekend with your table!
A chic Parisian Café style Brunch together for a travel-inspired Spring Weekend!!
It could be a celebration of the Season – charming, fun, and festive with lots of colors.
No matter where your “Gourmet” selections are prepared, having wonderful dinnerware makes even “ordering
and take out” appear very special!! Your partner, family, and guests would never believe that you have not spent hours or days creating perfection in the kitchen…when your presentation is so gracious and welcoming!!
I am happy to help!
Maybe it is a menu that begins and ends with Champagne or Mimosa’s to toast the Season or an engagement!
I am big on celebrating…bubbles for sure; Perrier works too!!
Croissants, Pâtisseries, Mariage Freres Teas – lovely with a fabulous Quiche Lorraine or Salade Niçoise!!
Season with a bit of Herbs de Provence and voila!! The Herbs arrive in a charming crock to refill or collect!!
Colorful Floral Dinnerware
Vintage MMK by Stangl shown – is actually Made in America – wonderfully cheery and chic! I found these
charming Stangl pieces on a Museum trip to Washington DC antiquing (or trying) during a major heatwave…it was so hot I sat thru 2 movies to keep cool! I have added Fruit Salad Plates and some charming serving accessories, including a Pitcher that is fun with Flowers!
All of these designs could be great fun with Rattan Charger and accessories. A rattan tray would be perfect for
dining alone or Breakfast in Bed…
They are earthy and casual, handwoven, lacquered, and charmingly versatile year-round. I am a big lover of multi-use, seasonless too! Maybe it is my Midwest practicality showing through!
Bamboo Fiber Plates might also be cheery. Designed by Sally Eckman Roberts in a variety of themes.
Fun! They are Shatter-Resistant, Biodegradable, and even dishwasher safe, so very 2021!!
More these next Saturdays…
Fleurs – Film…Oscars are coming!! Enjoy the week!! Happy April!! xoxo MMK