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Thursday
Dec182014

favorite gifts: april

XL cable cord and lumber jack
can anyone ever have too many
of these?
single edge old fashioned glass
just the right size for my favorite drink—the Sazerac.
disco 9” gnome
I have to resist the urge to display it in a straw manger—ha!

Friday
Dec052014

domino pick: duke stainless cocktail shaker

The editors at Domino magazine scoop their top CB2 finds for holiday decor, parties and giving—check out all Domino picks on cb2.com!

Managing Editor Brittany Chevalier’s pick:
duke stainless cocktail shaker Domino Magazine Managing Editor
Brittany Chevalier

While the holidays are filled with the aroma of peppermint and pinecones, I prefer my cocktails to stay sweet and fruity with the help of my new cocktail shaker.

Entertaining extraordinaire and blogger, Camille Styles, created the quintessential party libation—the Hibiscus Tea Fizz—which is perfect for this soiree season.

Check out her new book, Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings & Effortless Style for more style tips and recipes!

Ingredients:
1 750 ml bottle sparkling wine, Champagne or prosecco
1 C vodka
½ C honey
2 hibiscus-flavored tea bags
24 blackberries, fresh
Makes 8 cocktails

Directions:
1. In a pitcher, combine the vodka and tea bags. Let stand at room temperature for 2 hours and then discard the tea bags. Refrigerate the tea-infused vodka until cold.

2. For each cocktail, muddle 2 blackberries with 1 or 2 teaspoons honey in a cocktail shaker—make it more or less sweet based on preference—add 1 ounce tea-infused vodka and 1 teaspoon cold water, then shake vigorously for 30 seconds.

3. Strain into a flute to the halfway mark then fill the glass with sparkling wine, Champagne or prosecco. Garnish with a blackberry and serve.


















Image and recipe borrowed from Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings & Effortless Style

Wednesday
Nov262014

designer profile: gere kavanaugh

photo courtesy of: Nancy Louise Jones Where was your favorite place to live?
Oh I think everyplace I’ve live in I’ve loved—but
I like Los Angeles right now the best.

What’s your favorite room in your home?
That’s an easy question—it’s the whole house because I’ve worked hard on it and I’m still picking it up, always moving things things around. You have another idea or something looks different when it’s next to a different object or color or texture—so I’m always making what
I call still-lifes around the house.

What is your personal decorating style?
I don’t decorate. It’s a very simple but very direct and very colorful style.

Do you have one low budget decorating tip?
Paint.

What’s your favorite possession?
My tea cups—about half of the collection are glazed in colors or painted and the other half are all white. When you’re drinking tea, tea has many different colors—and even in the green and black varieties—I like being able to see all those colors and the only way is to drink it in a white cup.

What was/is your biggest indulgence?
Sweaters and yarns—I love texture so often I’ll buy skeins of yarns just because I’m attracted to them.

What one item do you wish you owned?
I’d love to own a watermelon tourmaline—if you get one of the oblong crystal shapes, it goes from a reddish watermelon color to green. I saw one once in Central America and never since.

What are your interests outside of design?
I have so many! Cooking, reading, traveling, visiting museums—just living—listening to intelligent people give lectures but it all feeds back into my design living.

What are your sources of inspiration?
Getting up in the morning and walking out into the world. I believe a designer’s job is to look— so I’m always looking because you never know what will strike you as inspiration or what you can file away to reference or build upon later.

Form vs. function?
That’s a funny one—I also collect industrial things like funnels, graters… their function is so simple and the designs are no nonsense, honest. I think they go hand in hand because they’re so honest.

In your opinion, what is the best designed item of all time?
There are so many things—mainly it’s the basics like the needle, the pencil, paper clips, Ziploc┬« Bags.

What’s the best career advice you ever received? Ever gave?
Again, it’s very simple—I had a teacher who once said the most important thing you could have was curiosity. It makes you dig and think—whether you’re an artist, a musician or a scientist—it’s how I live every day.

To see all of Gere’s current works for CB2, go here.

Friday
Nov212014

domino pick: fringe with benefits throw

The editors at Domino magazine scoop their top CB2 finds for holiday decor, parties and giving—check out all Domino picks on cb2.com!

Fashion Editor Amanda Thompson’s pick:
fringe with benefits throw Domino Magazine Fashion Editor
Amanda Thompson

An amazing way to warm up any room this holiday season—give this textured, cozy throw as a gift to friends or family, or keep it for yourself!

Personally, I would pair this throw with neutral colored pieces to brighten up any space, as well as use it to balance any brightly-colored room.  Use it in living room for chilly nights, draped on a sofa arm, or as a throw for the foot of bed.

The best way to stay warm in the cold winter months, this throw can also transition into spring and summer months as a picnic blanket.

Friday
Sep052014

"can do" food drive 2014

One of CB2’s core values is to work with local organizations that make a difference in our neighborhoods—specifically nonprofit groups that provide food and shelter to those in need.

Our annual “can do” food drive continues to be a tradition that warms our hearts—and as food banks have been especially busy these past few years, they appreciate donations more than ever.

September 5th-14th, all in-store customers are welcome to bring in 5 non-perishable items and receive a 15% discount on any purchase. For details, please see the fine print* below.

Watch all the collections grow during the drive and remember that food stuffs collected will go directly to the food banks, listed below, which are local partners with our 13 CB2 stores in North America.

Midtown Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Community Food Bank is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to fight hunger by engaging, educating
and empowering the Atlanta community. Distributing nearly
2 million pounds of food and other donated grocery items
each month to more then 700 nonprofit partner agencies
in metro Atlanta and north Georgia, ACFB supports a wide range of low-income Georgians who suffer from hunger
and food insecurity.
For more information, visit acfb.org.

Berkeley, CA
Alameda County Community Food Bank alleviates hunger by providing nutritious food and nutrition education to people in need, educating the public, and promoting
public policies that address hunger and its root causes.
For more information, visit accfb.org.

Lincoln Park Chicago, IL
Lakeview Pantry is a nonprofit organization with
the mission of eliminating hunger in the Lakeview
community of Chicago by providing food to fill
the basic need of hungry people, increasing the
independence of clients through self-help
initiatives and other innovative programs,
and raising awareness of poverty and its solutions.
For more information, visit lakeviewpantry.org.

Georgetown, District of Columbia
The Capital Area Food Bank was founded in 1980 on
Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday and since then has become
the largest nonprofit hunger and nutrition education
resource in the Washington Metropolitan area. Their
community-building initiatives—such as Kids Cafe,
Face Hunger, and Produce for People—educate the
community about the importance of healthy diets. Beginning
with the dream of helping to feed area residents who are
facing or at risk of hunger, it’s grown into a commitment
of uplifting those in need, helping those who are without
the means to help themselves, and advocating for public
policies that serve the interests of its constituents.
For more information, visit capitalareafoodbank.org.

South Beach Miami, FL
Feeding South Florida is a not-for-profit organization whose
mission is to empower other South Florida not-for-profit
organizations to assist people in need and improve their
lives. Feeding South Florida provides food and other grocery
products, and educates and engages the community to
fight hunger and poverty. Last year, Feeding South Florida
provided 24 million pounds of food to 800 different charitable
feeding programs throughout South Florida.
For more information, visit feedingsouthflorida.org.

Uptown Minneapolis, MN
Joyce Uptown Food Shelf has been serving hungry residents of southwest Minneapolis for more than 40 years. Our mission is to distribute food to those in need, with respect and dignity.
For more information, visit joycefoodshelf.org.




Soho and Eastside New York, NY
City Harvest is dedicated to feeding New York City’s
hungry men, women and children. This year, City Harvest
will collect 28 million pounds of excess food from all
segments of the food industry for delivery to community
food programs throughout the five boroughs. Each week,
City Harvest helps over 300,000 hungry New Yorkers find
their next meal.
For more information, visit cityharvest.org.

Santa Monica and West Hollywood, CA
The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank sources food and
other products for distribution to needy people, energizes
community involvement through hunger education and
awareness campaigns, and advocate for public policies
that alleviate hunger. Their vision is that no one goes
hungry in Los Angeles County.
For more information, visit lafoodbank.org.

Union Square San Francisco, CA
The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
provides safe, affordable housing with supportive services
for low-income people in the Tenderloin community and is a
leader in making the neighborhood a better place to live.
For more information, visit tndc.org.




Toronto, Canada
Daily Bread Food Bank provides food and resources for
hungry people. Food donations, coming from the public
and the food industry, are sorted and delivered to our
member agencies. Agencies provide food relief
programs, such as food banks and meal programs,
for diverse members of our community.
For more information, visit dailybread.ca.

Vancouver, Canada
The Greater Vancouver Foodbank strives to empower people to nourish themselves by providing access to healthy food, education and training.
For more information, visit foodbank.bc.ca.

*Terms and conditions: CB2 “Can Do” 15% discount is available 9/5/14 through 9/14/14. In exchange for the donation of five nonperishable food items, a customer will receive a 15% discount good toward purchases of full-price items made in one transaction on the day and at the CB2 store location where the donation is made. Multiple purchases are allowed in one day, as long as customer meets donation of five nonperishable food items for each “Can Do” Discount. (Associates: Please enter FOOD15 at checkout.) Discount may not be used at cb2.com, or at any Crate and Barrel or The Land of Nod stores, catalogs or websites. Discount is not applicable toward past purchases, returned merchandise, special orders, floor samples, Gift Cards, eGift Cards, employee purchases, Designer Rewards Program purchases, or international purchases through our global partner, Borderfree. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or promotions. Discount applies to merchandise only and cannot be applied toward shipping and handling charges, taxes or other fees. Discount has no cash value, is nontransferable, will not be replaced if lost or stolen, and cannot be auctioned or sold. No cash/credit back. CB2 reserves the right to modify or discontinue this program at any time. Void where prohibited by law.