Culinarium 2010!

nestingnewbies/culinarium event

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to participate in San Francisco’s first design event dedicated solely to the kitchen – Culinarium!  The event, sponsored by the San Francisco Design Center, Nesting Newbies, and House Beautiful (among others), was a wonderful celebration of the beauty of kitchen design and, of course, the food that’s made in such beautiful kitchens.

Jeanine Hays a Culinarium

I was honored to be asked by my friends at Nesting Newbies to participate in their Culinarium cooking demonstration and reception – Chic Bites.  Chef Lea McIntosh taught me some wonderful recipes for holiday entertaining, and helped me get over my fear of making pastry.  
The ingredients

Chef Lea and Jeanine

Chef Lea and Jeanine 2

AphroChic Pillows on display at Culinarium

We even had some of our pillows on display during the live cooking demonstration.  They really popped!
Jeanine Hays, Mai, Chef Lea McIntosh

And made some new friends.  Mai Enriquez came out to enjoy the event and took some great photos as well.
Duralee showroom entrance

AphroChic Pillows @ Duralee Showroom reception

Afterwards guests from the audience were invited to attend a reception at the Duralee Showroom and taste our wonderful creations.  The showroom was also decorated with AphroChic pillows to add a pop of color.
Jeanine, Bryan, Lea

It was a wonderful day with some amazing ladies, my incredible husband and guests.  You can see more photos from the cooking demonstration and reception at Nesting Newbies.  They also share some great recipes from the event.
In other news, please take a moment this weekend to vote for our wonderful sponsor, Kim Johnson from Photographik.  She has entered a design contest for BaoBao bags and is currently in 4th place!  Click on the VOTE button to vote for her designs.  Congratulations Kim!
And, you can also find me over at HGTV.com this week writing about one of my favorite topics, color.  See my latest post – Color With Furniture.  Hope you enjoy it!

{Images by Erin DeMartini, Sunghi Sonia Morsella, Jeanine Hays, Mai Enriquez}

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