gift guide: for the entertainer

Hope everyone had a very relaxing Thanksgiving filled with extraordinary amounts of food, family, and fun!  I cannot get over the fact that yesterday was the first day of December.  Did it creep up on anyone else??

I will be starting a series of gift idea posts geared towards different personas.  I’m always on the hunt for gifts that are specific to the person, yet unique and useful too!

The first gift guide is geared toward the Entertainer.  We all know that someone who loves to have dinner parties at their house, cook up a bunch of food, or has that killer wine collection.  It may seem like this person has all their bases covered but here are some interesting items they may not have:

gift guide - for the entertainer

  1. tabletop collection is simple yet elegant
  2. gold bar cart at a great price
  3. stylish wood cutting boards that are great for serving breads or cheeses
  4. metallic coasters add an unexpected element of style
  5. set of whale measuring spoons are cute for the sea lover
  6. Scandinavian style salt & pepper grinders

For links to the following items, go to our gifts board on Vim & Vintage’s Pinterest page.

Celebrity Kitchens

Ever wish you could tour a celebrities home?   I was looking on Architectural Digest’s website this morning, and saw this slideshow with celebrity kitchens, and thought I would share with you.


My favorite is Cher’s kitchen in her Los Angeles duplex.  Love the detailing in the cabinets and the neutral colors!  So global and homey.


Can you believe this kitchen belongs to Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne?? I really like it, just would expect something more dark and dramatic.


Hank Azaria’s country yet contemporary kitchen. Great layout and use of materials.


I LOVE Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s kitchen in their Beverly Hills home.  Clean lines and Arts & Crafts touches give this kitchen a timeless effect.


Doesn’t really surprise me that the kitchen above belongs to Elton John!  Bright accents and modern glamour.


I would have never guessed that this kitchen belongs to funny man Gerard Butler!  It just like it belongs to an old man.


I’m not in love with Angela Lansbury’s farmhouse style kitchen.


Diane Keaton’s kitchen is quite interesting.  I like the tile, but it’s a little overwhelming.  It does get brownie points for character though.


This last one is Will Smith’s.  I think it’s a little old-fashioned and blah for him.   He needs something more modern!  I like the reclaimed wood beams though!


Are these celebs kitchens what you expected?  Which one is your favorite??


captivating kitchens

Some of my favorite kitchens:

I’m loving the bottom wood cabinets with the contrasting white for the upper.  Blue ceramic tile backsplash is a nice accent.  (Photo courtesy of Coastal Living)

The surrounding view sets a beautiful backdrop in this kitchen (Photo taken from Pinterest.)

Stainless Steel + White + Aqua =  Classic yet contemporary.  (Photo Courtesy of Coastal Living)

Rustic Kitchen, photo I found on Pinterest.

Contrasting dark floor with the crisp white, and vintage Emeco barstools give this modern kitchen a classic feel.  (Photo courtesy of Traditional Home)

Recipe for a dream kitchen

-Open Layout

-Variety of textures

-A beautiful backsplash

-Lots of light

-Sufficient counter and storage space

-Focal Point