Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia are European countries I wholeheartedly recommend as travel destinations. Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and former capital of Yugoslavia, has been the site of over a hundred wars. It has changed hands over and over again, offering visitors a rich history to discover.
The vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Belgrade is the place for nightlife and a culture that centres around food. Hospitality takes on new meaning when visiting Serbia, and just about everything is made from scratch.
Expect to be offered food and drink everywhere you go, no matter what time of day. Breakfast may be followed by dessert, and will almost certainly be accompanied by a shot of slivovitz. The floating bars, restaurants and nightclubs on the Danube river should not be missed.
Belgrade and its surroundings are ideally explored with locals, but can certainly be managed without. For a day trip spend the morning at a monastery, and the afternoon sipping and eating at a vineyard. Taking a taxi outside of the city centre and up the river can land you at a rural waterside restaurant. Take a dip, and of course, feast.
Modern Karibou has the solution to your gift-giving dilemma. Your mom is unique and knows what she likes. Isn't it time you got her something that she is sure to love? Start by considering her hobbies.
Does your mom spend hours in the garden? A modern watering can, a bird feeder, or a flexible plant container will put a smile on her face. Is she happiest curled up with a great book? A magazine stand, cozy blanket, and an adorable throw pillow will exceed her expectations. Our gift guide has got it all.
Flowers are sweet, but your personal gift will surely show your mom how much you care. Shop online anytime from anywhere. Modern Karibou can help you honour the lady that has always been there for you.
Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 11th. Get your mom the gift she deserves!
Jamie's recipe is easy and only requires basic, yet tasty ingredients. Don't be thrown off by the 'pie' part. This is a cheat recipe and store bought puff pastry will suffice. After thirty minutes dinner was on the table with some buttery peas and a baguette. Yum. Well done new Pyrex!
Are you getting tired of a winter that never seems to want to let up? Head south! Sunny Puerto Vallarta is the perfect spot for a family vacation or a romantic getaway. You won’t need much more than a swimsuit, some sunscreen, a few outfits that can transition from day to night, and some shades. Get packing…
PV, as locals know it, has so much to offer. This charming part of Mexico is notorious for glorious beaches, verdant mountains, and an abundance of coastline. If the natural beauty isn’t enough to tempt you, then the world-class restaurants, outstanding accommodations and upscale shopping will.
Puerto Vallarta is a charming, historical city with modern amenities. Charter a sailboat for a day of snorkeling and whale watching, enjoy a sunset walk down the Malecón promenade, and spend your evening enjoying some of PV’s vibrant nightlife. The Wednesday night 'Art Walk' allows you to peruse the local galleries while sipping on a glass of wine.
The weekends are a great time to browse the farmer’s markets where you can pick up unique gifts and sample delicious food. The ocean side ‘Mercado Del Mar’ market is a bit of a drive but has tons of vendors and is the place for fresh seafood. A day trip to the nearby surf town of Sayulita is highly recommended. Walk the vibrant streets and grab a margarita for the ideal laid back afternoon.
There is no reason to stay in Nuevo Vallarta, the new part of town. Instead opt for a hotel or rented apartment in the ‘South Side’ or ‘Zona Romantica’. For an upscale dinner in a perfect setting try the contemporary Blanca Blue with its impressive wine selection and breathtaking views. Hacienda San Angel is a must for a sunset meal. A full mariachi band will serenade you as you enjoy the historic property, look out at the ocean, and take in a view of the mountainside. ¡Buen viaje!
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Modern Karibou is proud to present a Canadian company of distinction. OnOurTable’s butcher blocks, boards and kitchen accessories exemplify the term ‘form meets function’. Their considered products are crafted to inspire people to savour the experience of cooking, eating, and sharing food.
The smooth contours of the solid walnut or maple boards provide an impressive backdrop on which to serve your guests. Breadbaskets are fit for display, while knife shelves are almost statuesque. These Canadian-made wood-worked masterpieces will demand attention and elicit praise. Display them with pride.
At Modern Karibou we are always searching for the perfect gift. A charcuterie board will impress anyone who loves to host and entertain, the walnut bowl makes an ideal housewarming gift, and the butcher board is the perfect wedding gift for a couple with gourmet taste. Don't forget to treat yourself too!
The goal of OnOurTable is "…to collaborate & create original, functional objects handcrafted to be used everyday and passed down for generations.” I, for one, want their products OnMyTable immediately. Check out the full collection here.
kMix by Kenwood is a premium selection of kitchen appliances described as 'art in the kitchen that makes a bright, bold statement about you.'
WIth colours like raspberry, almond, papaya, cocoa, pistachio, coconut, sherbet, stilton, citrus, peppercorn and marmalade they truly look good enough to eat. The coordinated range has vintage styling that still exudes a modern feel. The toughest decision will be picking your favourite.
Holiday entertaining can be so complicated, but setting a modern table for the festivities shouldn't be. Modern design dictates that decorating should be simple, functional and pared down. With a few considerations you can easily achieve a modern seasonal table setting.
Choose a colour theme and set the table accordingly. Red and green are obvious choices, but we prefer to choose one or the other with white instead. Putting black and white together creates a dramatic effect and can still be very festive. If you appreciate a little glitter, choose neutrals with silver and gold. Feeling more daring? Try an unusual colour combination like red and blue.
Make sure to keep the table simple with only the necessities and few holiday touches like baubles, monochromatic plants or flowers, and basic decorations. Check out Modern Karibou's table decor offerings to complete the look. Happy holidays!
Creating a dining room fit for your honoured guests and ideal for family gatherings means selecting quality modern furniture that will stand the test of time. It is easy to change the mood of the room by switching out decor items like candlesticks and vases, or changing up your dishes, glassware and tabletop accessories. Large lighting features add drama and can really set the mood. Be sure to choose seating options that will encourage visitors to linger a little longer before retiring to the living room once the meal is done. Bon appetit!