Dec 8, 2008

Wine Racks: Great Gift for your Wine Enthusiast

If you're like me, you're not even close to being done with your holiday shopping (I've barely started and it's starting to freak me out). So far I've crossed my mom and my brother off my list, but still need to find a gift for my stepdad (and many others). After poking around our stores I know I've found something that he'll enjoy...being a wine aficionado and all.

The Franklin Chef 20 Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cellar is the coolest gift -- pun intended. And at $239.95, it's pretty hard to beat the price. What I'd really love to give him is a full size executive wine refrigerator, but that's just a tad out of my price range, so this little one will have to do.

Have a wine lover you're looking to buy for this season? Try our selection of cheap wine racks (under $50). Or, check out some other gift ideas from Wine Enabler.

Wish me luck with the shopping!

Dec 4, 2008

Curio Cabinets: A Modern, Family-Friendly Approach

I vaguely remember the concept of a formal living room. In fact, I think my parents still have one. Antique glass vases, a tea set, etc. arranged perfectly on sofa and accent tables. The reality is though, that the formal living room just isn't a part of the average modern life. If you have kids, you need a style that's both comfortable and attractive, with the breakables kept out of reach.

The term "curio cabinet" conjures images of highly-polished, slightly stuffy, old-school furniture. But I've found something that breaks that mold: The ColorTime Collection by Philip Reinisch. Bright, contemporary colors punctuated by wood shelves, drawers, and a wood-panel back. This collection has two corner curio cabinet models -- super popular right now and perfect for your comfortable and stylish living space.

Also, Check out more kid-friendly decorating tips...