It's the final day of our Blomus Sizzlin' Summer Sale! You still have time to save 20% on a huge selection of modern accessories for your stylish home. Blomus blends beauty and function to create amazing products. Don't miss out.
Here at Modern Karibou we live for spending time outside. Summer has arrived and we want to make the most of it. Don't you just love to get out and enjoy these long summer days? Soak up the sunshine and relax in your outdoor oasis.
Bright accessories are fun and festive during the day, while torches and lanterns cast lovely firelight at night. Our furniture stands up to the elements, so you can create a modern outdoor living room you'll never want to leave.
Spring has certainly sprung! Flowers are making their way to the sun, and we are all looking forward to spending more time outside. As if sensing our desire to live outdoors, notNeutral delivers a collection of bright and sunny objects to celebrate the season.
Pillows in verdant greens, juicy oranges and flashy pinks work outdoors to soften patio furniture or to liven up an indoor space. Carpets, dishes, note cards, outdoor furniture, and even silk scarves will make you forget about that season that has finally given way to warmer days.
May has arrived and I have flowers on my mind. Adding a few spring touches to your home is simple and will certainly have you smiling. Here are some of my favourite flower and plant related objects available from Modern Karibou.
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!
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!
It's time to celebrate and have some fun! The holiday season is upon us and Modern Karibou is here to help. Our Gift Guide will inspire and delight.
We have presents perfect for every occasion that are sure to surprise each person on your list. Whether you are looking for an ideal hostess gift, a treat to please your boss, or a show-stopping present to put a smile on a loved ones face, we have got you covered.
Avoid the winter shopping crowds with Modern Karibou's online store. Light a fire, curl up with a warm beverage, and relax. The greatest gifts are only a click away.
The plummeting temperatures have me dreaming of hibernating in my warm, comfortable home for the long winter we are certain to face in Canada. Sure, I could bundle up and brave the cold, but getting cozy and taking a nap sounds so much more appealing.
Recently, on a cold wintry day, I recalled an article that I read earlier this year about nap time in Scandinavia. It was published by the BBC and totally amazed me. In it the authour, Helena Lee, talked about how Swedish parents leave their babies outside to nap in sub-zero temperatures and how effective it is for rest time. Parents cited better health and longer sleeps among the benefits of outdoor napping. With a climate so similar to ours, I wonder if this approach may work for our babies too. Would you give it a try with your child?