Friday, October 8, 2010

Nesting Newbies Issue 4 - Another Fantastic Issue - Food, Entertaining, Decor, Celebrities and More!

 This issue of Nesting Newbies was especially meaning for me as I had 
the honor of meeting not only Jodi and Lea (Editor and Founders of 
Nesting Newbies magazine), but also other bloggers in the San 
Francisco area as well.  It was a perfect day in the perfect spot - a 
simply gorgeous winery in the Santa Cruz mountains called Thomas
Fogharty (great wine as well.)  To top it off, the decor was modern 
Moroccan and we all got to sample food from Chef Lea who is
amazingly talented.

Isn't the color palette fabulous?


A closer look at the table setting.  Styling by Lotus Blue of San Francisco.

If any of you are in or near the San Francisco area and love design 
and fantastic food, you'll be to see Chef Lea do a live demonstration
at the San Francisco Design Center on October 20, 2010.  Just look 
up Culinarium and the schedule for her demonstration.

 Sampling food and drinking wine together - the best!

  I can't tell you in words how much I LOVED this dressing.  I wanted
to pour it on literally Everything!  I was really close to practically 
drinking it... It is one of the best salad dressing I've ever had (and
I don't say that lightly as I take my food seriously.) 

Since the recipe is now published, I will need to make it.
 The most creative item on the menu were Chef Lea's BaklaPops.
Aren't they adorable?  They're good too - not just for looks.  What's
really neat about the Nesting Newbies magazine is that they take 
full advantage of online media by also embedding videos into their
magazine issues.  There is a step by step guide on how to make these
BaklaPops - not too long but covers all of the details.  It's great.

Eco-Rustic table styling.  Definitely reminiscent of wine country.

 Gorgeous pops of colors.

 This issue was particularly fun in that the articles have expanded to 
cover all sorts of stories including a woman who travels around in her
vintage Airstream and documents it.

And of course, what we all love to see - gorgeous interiors.
 Color inspiration...
 And creativity that combines budget and high end items such as 
this fab kitchen.  Can you believe the cabinets are IKEA?  CaesarStone
countertops and a high end Viking range.  Nothing wrong with mixing
hi end with budget finishes.
 The kitchen opens up to a pass through dining room.  I love
the eclecticness of the home and especially the oversized
salmon colored bulldog painting.

There is a great feature article on Michelle Workman who is an interior 
designer to the stars in Hollywood.  Think John Travolta, Jennifer Lopez,
Kirstie Alley... They all love working with her because she works with
them to create a style they love and is personal to them.  This bathroom
was for a client who loves bold and sparkly!  Michelle says the inspiration
is "Dorothy Draper goes Avant-Guarde!"

You should definitely check out the issue as there are a ton more articles
ranging from celebries to entertaining and design.  There is something 
for everyone.


Casa Très Chic said...

Love the eco-rustic table styling.
Gorgeous photos.

Digella said...

I am loving this online mag.

So glad I found it yesterday. Beautiful

Francine Gardner said...

The table settings are to die for. This post was really entertaining, a great read.

vicki archer said...

Hello Karen......gorgeous post...
Can you email me your postal address at so I can send you the vintage postcard.....xv

mydesignchic said...

Ooooh, I'd love to be sitting at that first table...