Tuesday, February 3, 2015


 Here is my lovely friend Pamela Copeman announcing the Modenus #BlogTourVegas  results for The Best Of The Kitchen and Bath Industry on January 20th 2O15. 
All eyes on Pamela as we wait! 

In the meantime, let me tell you about my new friend I met on tour who is sitting to the right of me.  My fellow blogger, Mal Corboy  (3rd row, second from the right) winner of the SBID International Award (Best KBB Project) wearing that fantastic shirt! The man is a genius! There must be something in that New Zealand water! BTW...he has an incredible book out on his life's work! It is truly an amazing collection of kitchens coupled with some of his favorite chefs that I'm sure you'll enjoy reading about! 
You can purchase it or just take a look...
Love your taste in shirts Mal! XO

Back to the winners of KBIS!

This was definitely the "Best In Show" for me! Can you imagine a wireless charger embedded into your surface material?? Amazing! There were so many wonderful products to see. It was truly very difficult to choose. I hope you enjoy the products listed below as much as we do. Click on the links below for more...

The People’s Choice Awards were voted on by attendees during all 3 days of the show using the KBIS Mobile App.


YES! It was a wonderful week but it required a lot of energy! We all fared rather well. However, regardless of who you are there's bound to be a few tired bodies in need of rejuvenation! Luckily for us, Mr.Steam took great care of us! We ended our tour on a dreamy note, filled with luxury and relaxation, the kind that only Mr.Steam could provide.
It all began with a beautiful lunch at the Aria Hotel's Cafe. Walking into the cafe your eyes were drawn to very long beautifully set table. Perfectly displayed at each place setting, there were luxurious gift boxes of TALA waiting for each of us. Our gracious host Martha Orellana , vice president of marketing and sales, made sure to make our day extraordinary...and it was! 

Martha whipped up the Rhassoul Lava Clay and applied it on each of our faces. Some of us relaxed others went for the Jacuzzi while we waited for the clay to harden. Then we all went for a eucalyptus steam! Heaven! Cold clothes were dispersed to wipe off the clay which began to soften and then we sweat and relaxed some more. It was an amazing...your entire body starts to breathe. Everything opens up...your skin, sinuses, chest, throat and mind. 
It is ethereal in feeling and I can't imagine anything more relaxing. All I can say is, "everyone should have Mr.Steam in their home! 
He knows what he's doing!

If you get the opportunity, try to experience the winner of multiple product award and the winner of the "2013 Good Design" award for stunning graphic interface and design. Mr.Steam is the first brand to perfect swipe touch simplicity in warm and humid environments. You can customize your spa experience by controlling the temperature, duration, aromatherapy and chromatherapy. 

“With the touch of a finger, iSteam 2.0 puts you in a different dimension with your own custom blend of steam, light, scent and music," said Martha Orellana, vice president of marketing and sales for Mr. Steam.  “There is nothing like this on the market.”

What are the benefits?
Mr.Steam says, that the therapeutic benefits of a steam shower are a perfect way to help manage stress, detoxify and hydrate your body. It is also beneficial when your not feeling great. Steam can help with colds, congestion, arthritis and sore muscles.

To learn more click on the video gallery below.

I enjoyed Mr.Steam and Tala so much I had to hurry up and make my own video about Tala. When everything is on high speed a great way to slow down is to reach for Tala.

I could not wait to get home and try it all over again! 


Thank you for all!


Four ladies including myself, left from Boston's Logan airport on cold but sunny Sunday on January 18th. We were on our way to #KBIS2015 in Las Vegas via #BlogTourVegas presents by Modenus! If you missed how it all started you can read the prior post here!

On the plane sitting next to me is Linda of Linda Holt Interiors. Seated in front of me is Laurie of Laurie Gorlick Interiors and next to her Pamela of Pamela Copeman Designwho has me convinced that when I'm with her Hollywood isn't far away! Shes a movie star! I don't care if she's never made a film! 
Or maybe she has???
Linda and I spent much of our time going over the nominees for the Best Of KBIS 2015! Modenus Blog Tour Vegas!  Part of our job was to select the winners for best products for 2015. We had a lot of reading to do! Winners were selected based on functionality, quality/durability, flexibility, aesthetics/style and innovation and were to be announced on Wednesday, January 21st at NKBA's Center Stage. You can see who won here! 

The Boston crew arrives in Las Vegas! 
Laurie Gorelick, Linda Holt, Me, Pamela Copeman

I was the only one with a carry on bag. Believe me, that was not the case on the return flight!
First class all the way provided by Modenus and our sponsors
On our way to the Aria Hotel! 
Let the tweeting begin!!
The Aria hotel bedroom with a spectacular view!

We arrived at the Aria Hotel and had a few hours to freshen up before our opening night orientation with cocktails and dinner to follow! Looking forward to getting to know some new friends and reconnecting with a few old friends but for that we have to take a walk to The Cosmopolitan Hotel! 
The view from the "Comme Ca" Restaurant at The Cosmopolitan! The perfect place for a Cosmo! 
Is this Paris or Vegas?
The group is chatting it up and getting acquainted. 
Pamela Copeman and Joann Kandrac connect! Joann and I were sisters in another life...a pure delight! 
Veronika Miller and CEO of Modenus is getting everyone in gear for the exciting week ahead! Modenus Talks next! 
Chris Laumer-Giddens looks totally enthralled in his discussion with Jane Lockhart! Two very talented people.
Kelly Kole and Laurie Gorlick were at our fun table and all I can say is...there was a lot of laughter!! Love these women! 
Kelly! Get the Channel Shoes!
It was a great start, now off to rest up for a big week! 
Up at dawn before you know it!

Images provided by Chasen West Photography and me.