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    Design and complete your own kitchen. Spend the day with me at all my favorite local kitchen resources and get insider tips on finding just the right product at the best value. I know my readers are savvy. They can and want to design their own kitchens. Collaborate with me to execute the technical details of your vision. Shopping dates available from Jupiter to Boca Raton. Contact me for further info.

  • On the Road with KitchensforLiving

    Follow my blog for coverage of an exciting Design Week in Milan. Get the scoop on the latest in design,products, trends and more. For a peek at all my Milan photos click here
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Kitchen Love, Italian Style at Acheo and Poggenpohl

Ok so you got me, Poggenpohl is not Italian.  They are German, except when they’re in Milan, then they’re Italian.  Good enough? I can hardly believe I’ve been home for over a week!  Images and impressions are still swirling around in my head from the wonderful time I spent with Blanco and some fellow members of the Blanco Design Council in Milan.  Design Week was not limited to the extensive exhibition at the Rho Fairgrounds but also included events all over town.  We visited two memorable and cutting edge showrooms on our visit. Read more

Euro Cucina 2014

I’m home and just about recovered from my jet lag.  All pics are up for your perusal.  It was a fabulous trip and my heartfelt gratitude goes out to the golden peeps at Blanco, including travel mate Christy Emens as well as Lori Dolnick of Frank Advertising.  I was honored to be included with fellow bloggers Marilyn Russell (DesignMagnifique), Kelly Morisseau ( and Grace & Ken Kelly of (  Having been to many trade shows in the US over the years, I’ve always wanted to experience the bigger, global picture.  Now I have and it was amazing.

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On My Way to Milano

Sunday morning I will begin the long journey to Design Week in Milan.  I’m really looking forward to seeing my Blanco Design Council peeps, the Modenus gang and all the events that are in store for us.   We will hit the show beginning Tuesday morning.  I will be snapping photos right and left so you can see all the awesomeness yourself. But wait, it gets better.  Our sponsors have organized a Pinterest contest.   Read more

A New View into Kitchen Design

This year marks my twentieth anniversary in this industry.  I was originally a fashion major but when I fled the retail life for this industry I came to it totally green.  I still clearly remember my first day looking at a floor plan.  I couldn’t tell a door apart from a bathtub. My, have we come along way!  Around 5 years ago I converted from hand drafting to computer, yes I was a hold out.  I taught myself Chief Architect and never looked back (although I still look forward to learning it much more in depth). Read more