It may not feel like it now, but we are right around the corner from Spring and Summer wedding season! In our best dressed, with the sun on our backs, it's hard to not love, well... love! The day is extra special when you and your loved one are the ones saying your vows and pronouncing your "I dos!'
It's fair to say, you and your soon-to-be spouse have been busy picking out colours, flowers, dresses, suits, party favours, and everything else to make your day special and unique. And inevitably you will come to task of selecting and creating a registry. Registries have come a long way from their traditional origins of one size fits all. Here at Robert Sweep, you will be treated like the royalty you are! Full and personalized service includes one-on-one consultations with Evalina and a specially curated registry that suits you and your partner.
I sat down with Evalina to ask what she recommends as this years top gifts. Here is what she said:
1. La Cintura di Orione Pots from Alessi
My first pick is for Alessi pots; my recommendation is for the La Cintura di Orione set of pots. These are high performance and are perfect for the serious cook /chef. They are great for induction as well as other stove tops, and they are great for conductivity on regular stoves such as a gas stove because of the internal aluminum core. This also means that they are lighter weight and easier to manage on the stove top. Plus, they also look fabulous!
2. Ovale Cutlery from Alessi
I choose this style because it feels really great in the hand. It has a nice weight and grip. It is a wonderful every-day style cutlery set that is also modern and elegant enough for formal dining. The quality of the stainless steel is 18/10, which is very high grade stainless steel, so the longevity and performance will be outstanding. I like the handles – they have a clean modern shape . There are also complimentary service pieces so you can continue to keep building on the collection.
3. PlateBowlCup table settings from Alessi
I Love the PlateBowlCup. It is in white porcelain and I think this is a classic bistro style place setting that would be my essential everyday dish set. I love the fact that is not going to be too delicate for the dishwasher and it is clean and simple.
4. Mami Stemware from Alessi
I LOVE THE CARAFE! Wine tastes so much better in great crystalline glass! This would be an elegant choice for entertaining and savouring a fine glass of wine.
5. Glass Family Everyday Glassware from Alessi
Love the Italian style of everyday casual glasses for wine, water of breakfast juices. I can live like the Italians with this collection of glasses and use them without fear for outside patio dining. Also, these glasses have terrific price points and are great for casual dining. I think my fresh OJ tastes the best in the red wine glass!
6. Guilty Colour Pleasures
Basis Jugs and Asher Tumblers from LSA International.
I love this group because it is perfect for hosting a brunch or serving a summer refreshment.
The colours are fabulous and it is a wonderful way to introduce colour to the table.
7. Placemats from Modern-Twist
I think that this is a must for any home. These are incredible placemats and I would get two styles: one for everyday and the other for entertaining. I love the linen texture in fun bright colours for everyday and I would choose a clean modern marble pattern for entertaining. This product is beautiful, natural and functional. It is incredibly easy to clean, and it will always look great with no ironing required. The silicone material is a better choice for the environment too.
8. Theo Collection from Stelton
I love Asian food - Chinese, Japanese or Thai - and I am a lover of green tea. This teapot has a wonderful warmer that heats the tea with a tea light candle. The spout is also non-drip. The accents of wood are warm and unpretentious giving this set a "Zence" of tranquility. I can’t resist Theo for a lunch setting. This collection is in stoneware and has a beautiful matt finish.
Included in this photo is also the Collar Coffee Grinder. Enjoy the gratification of grinding your own beans exactly the way you love it. Always fresh. Always reliable.
9. Linens from Matouk
Please bear in mind this is in now way #9 down the list and it would read as my number 1 pick if we started with the bedroom!
If we're lucky, we spend on average 6-8 hours sleeping EVERY day. A quality sleep is one of the most important qualities of a healthy lifestyle. It's no surprise a great set of linens will have lasting benefits. A quality set of linens will last for decades if proper care is given. One should have three sets so that you can interchange them and mix and match. It's good to start with the classics and add a coordinating pattern.
My top picks would be from Matouk:
10. Milagro Towels from Matouk
Towels are essential for setting up your nest. I suggest the towels I use, the Milagro from Matouk. They are fabulously soft and absorbent, and the colour selection is exciting as well.
I would recommend keeping a white set for company – and for every day I would choose a fun colour to go with your décor. It is important to have a large bath towels to wrap yourself – this is when you really appreciate the Milagro towels.
The hand towels are essential for the vanity. The fingertip is perfect for the powder room and one should always have the wash cloth size. This grouping is wonderful because they have matching colour bath mats in all colours.
11. Kitchen Mat from Pappelina
Well, we all have a front door, kitchen sink, or stove that is in a high traffic area. My pet peeve is buying an area rug that looks dull and dirty after a short period of use. Pappelina solves this problem with machine washable indoor and outdoor mats. These truly are appreciated after you clean them for the first time. They come out like brand new! The patterns are so happy and bright, this is one item that I would highly recommend for a bridal registry.
Our home will always have a Pappelina rug. I love the Asta because it reminds me of a bright Norwegian sweater print. Go bright or neutral. There are so many patterns and colourways in various lengths that suit all purpose.
Wow, so much to choose from and so many different options. Thank you Evalina!
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