Thursday, May 27, 2010

Nesting Newbies Issue 3 - Fantastic Home & Decor E-zine

A couple months ago, I blogged about a new E-zine called Nesting Newbies.
Well, they're out with their latest issue and it does not disappoint.  I 
absolutely love their spreads and how they carefully reference designers 
and materials in the issues so it makes it easy for the readers to know where 
items came fromand the names of colors or fabrics.

They have a wonderful Chef called Lea who has these fantastic ideas
for recipes and entertaining.  I really love salads so I think this"salad" 
bar idea for entertaining is fabulous.  Beautifully laid out, it also gives
guests a choice in what kind of salad they want to make.

Along with salads are the dressing.  I, for one can't eat a salad without
dressing.  Chef Lea not only shows the ingredients how to make 3
wonderful salad dressings...

But being an E-zine, can take advantage of technology where an 
embedded video in the magazine shows you step by step how to
make these dressings - really fantastic.

Sangria is one of my favorite drinks when going out.  One of the
best Sangrias I've had is a white Sangria which very few restaurants
serve.  Here are 3 variations of white Sangria which anyone can 
easily make at home.  The berries make it so pretty!

Classy chocolates? These certainly are - it's a great gift idea.

It seems in every issue of Nesting Newbies are some great 
table setting ideas.  This issue is no different.  This one is
a great idea how you can use colored glass and bottles in
groups to set a colorful, fun and easy table setting.

This is right down my alley because I love 
collecting bottles and colored glass.

Here's another variation of the same table.

That top dish is from Ikea!

I thought this page was super cool - it gives you sources for all kinds
of places you can find platter ware and glass from to design and 
set your own tables.  These are large, well known chain stores, where 
anyone can get to - easily accessible which is why I though this article is
so well written.  Sometimes it's nice to admire designer platter ware, but 
many of us can't necessarily afford to collect designer sets so this is a 
wonderful alternative where you can have fun and be creative in mixing
and matching.

Some great rooms are featured including this master bedroom.
Love the lavender theme and the luxurious draperies.

There are a lot of lofts in San Francisco and it's fun 
to see one showcased - what a huge photo eh?

Now this is taking stenciling and digital imaging to a whole 
new level.  I love the birds and the chair motif is so fun.

In this issue, a special section is devoted to Nooks.

A reading nook.

A nook in a living room.  Love the vivid colors and textures in this room.

Definitely check this issue out and let me know what your favorite 
articles or images are!

All photos from Nesting Newbies