HOMEFRONT - Summer 2017

Bella Cucina

Sigrid McCandless 2017-07-01 06:29:48

With summer comes a more relaxed way of living and a more casual approach to entertaining for many of us. Bringing friends and family together for a laid-back meal outdoors that requires minimal prep but looks totally put together is just what the doctor ordered. Why not master the art of effortless chic by combining rustic with refined and go for a more fun and less fuss 2017. 5 tips to get the look 1.Look for cookware and appliances that make meal prep a breeze. 2.Mix and match tableware and accessories 3.Create a self-serve beverage station; perfect for parties. 4.Shop for market-fresh local ingredients at their peak of flavour. 5.Create magical memories that’ll last you the whole year through. Savour the season Whip up a fruity batch of sangria or a signature cocktail and get the party started! Urban Style For the modern minimalist look in design, choose sleek slab cabinet doors and smooth quartz waterfall countertops. My China Wafer-thin porcelain Treasure dinner service is adorned with the finest platinum or gold bands and shimmering surfaces. Thirst quencher This beautiful handcut crystal carafe and water glass are both decorative and useful. Gourmet grounds The classic French press is the simplest and ultimate way of brewing an excellent cup of coffee. Double your pleasure Make two delicious Belgian waffles at the same time with this innovative appliance. Fresh choice Keep your bread and baked goods fresher, longer in this eco-sustainable bamboo bin. Simple sophistication Amare’s serving collection features midcentury silhouettes and lustrous metal bases capped with translucent alabaster lids. Green scene Fresh greenery and playful vases bring a little of the outdoors in. Architectural accessory This stainless-steel cheese grater, designed by the Zaha Hadid team, is sculptural and ergonomic and fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. Sip of gold Champagne in style? Try these goblets made of incredibly thin porcelain and lined with 24-carat gold. Perfect pour Accurately measure consistent portions of batters and mixes to create perfect pancakes, waffles, madeleines and muffins every time. New vision Compact but complete, this versatile kitchen is packed with efficiency and modern elements. Out of sight Both attractive and practical, Q-Box organizing elements keep things hidden yet handy. Crystal clear With its geometric design, this mouth-blown and hand-cut bowl is the perfect gift. Easy being green Brighten up your coffee break or tea time with Le Creuset’s mugs in brilliant palm green. I can’t believe it’s gluten-free Bunner’s Bakeshop shares its favourite delectable gluten-free and vegan recipes. Cut above Perfect for cutting vegetables, the blade’s design prevents food from sticking while slicing. Livable luxury Merging modern stylish elements and classic refined woodworking, this kitchen achieves the perfect balance. Blended beauty Vitamix premium performance blenders have options to suit every cook and every kitchen. Ret hot These colourful silicone utensils are heat resistant, dishwasher safe and great on non-stick cookware. Shopping information • www.ayakitchens.com • www.cuisinart.com • www.annanewyork.com • www.bodum.com • www.sieger-germany.com • www.arredo3.com • www.rosenthal.de • www.leicht.com • www.cuisipro.com • www.alessi.com • www.snaidero.com • www.lecreuset.ca • www.harpercollins.ca • www.vitamix.com • www.wusthof.com Sigrid McCandless, ARIDO, IDC, CMKBD, is an interior designer and certified kitchen and bath designer. She is the owner of Avonbridge Interiors and past president of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (Ontario Chapter).

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