Archive for the ‘Kitchen’ Category

Effortlessly Elegant Entertaining Elevated!

April 19, 2013

Hey hey, everybody! It’s getting to be that time of year when all you want to do is be outside all day, every day, right? (Don’t worry, our Midwestern friends, it’ll happen soon!) Well, take your next picnic or outdoor party to the next level with this brand-spanking-new line of casually chic dinnerware, stemware and drinkware from legendary designer, Michael Aram.

MADHOUSE by Michael Aram was created to reflect the way you entertain today. No matter how casual or formal the environment, you want ease and comfort without sacrificing style, elegance and detail. MADHOUSE brings Michael’s creative innovation to even the most relaxed moments in your lives…because every entertaining moment should make a statement.

Check out a quick preview of the fabulous new line!

Translucent Black Melon Wine Goblet - $13.95

Translucent Black Melon Wine Goblet – $13.95

Translucent Black Twig Cutlery Set - $5.95

Translucent Black Twig Cutlery Set – $5.95

Black Orchid 11" Melamine Dinner Plate - $15.95

Black Orchid 11″ Melamine Dinner Plate – $15.95

Fig Leaf 11" Melamine Dinner Plate - $17.95

Fig Leaf 11″ Melamine Dinner Plate – $17.95

Black Orchid Beverage Napkins (Set/24) - $5.95

Black Orchid Beverage Napkins (Set/24) – $5.95

Fig Leaf Melamine Serving Tray - $49.95

Fig Leaf Melamine Serving Tray – $49.95


They’re all pieces that are tough and durable enough for use outside, but so elegant and sophisticated, you’ll want to use them all inside too! And the best part? There’s so much more! Head on over to the MADHOUSE by Michael Aram page at Ella & Boss, and get your shop on right now!

Have an amazing weekend!!! XO










Fix Your Service Errors!

September 6, 2012

Good morrow, ladies and gents! Welcome back to Ella & Blog, the one stop shop for news and info about your fave website! Of course, I mean the fabulous Ella & Boss! For those of you with whom I haven’t yet had the pleasure, I am, as always, your blogger-in-residence, the Resident Male. For those of you with whom I have, again, you’re welcome! 😉

Alright, now what have I got in my bag of tricks for y’all today? Well, from time to time, we like to highlight one of our favorite new items that you maybe haven’t seen yet. Today’s new favorite thing is a beautiful line of serving trays that we found the last time we were in New York City. May I present… PROVENCE PLATTERS!!!

Direct from Australia, these gorgeous serving platters are sure to be a big hit at your next party! Available in two sizes (Small – 18″ in diameter, Large – 22″) and made from the recycled ribs and end pieces of vintage French Oak wine casks, these unique and eminently useful platters will add a charming touch of rustic, Old World sophistication to any centerpiece, coffeetable or ottoman. What struck us most upon our first viewing was the elegant contrast between hard and soft in their design. The wrought iron hardware pieces, forged in Brooklyn, give each platter a certain toughness and durability; the beautiful reclaimed wood, finished to a dazzling lustre with high grade beeswax, give each platter a sense of effortless luxury. Also, the larger version comes equipped with an 18″ aluminum lazy susan to make sharing and serving your favorite recipes and snacks a snap. This is the sort of piece designed not only to impress your guests, but also to stand the test of time, while adding a touch of edgy glamour to any table. Plus, it makes a wonderful gift for any occasion!

Pick yours up today at Ella & Boss! Until next time, be well! RM, out! – XO

Kitchen Month Kickoff: What Not To Do!!!

May 10, 2011

Pic via Veranda

Hey hey, everyone! Resident male, here! And welcome to the official kickoff of Kitchen Month here on Ella & Blog!

So you’re probably wondering why we’ve claimed the month of May in the name of Kitchens. Well, I suppose the easy answer is it that it dovetails nicely with what we’re currently working on in real life. But it’s more than that. I mean who doesn’t love/want/need a modern, efficient, pretty kitchen?! It’s the hearth. The warm center of family life. For God’s sake, it’s where you keep the beer! Plus, since time immemorial, springtime has been the time for rebirth, renewal and, of course, redecoration. So if you’ve found yourself looking around your kitchen lately and thinking, “Gross!” you should probably mop the floor and do the dishes. But then after that, if you still think it’s ugly and could use a little makeover, then you’ve come to the right place. All month, we’ll be showcasing the latest and greatest from floors to cabinetry to appliances and beyond. Maybe even a recipe or two, should our Intrepid Leader feel so inclined! (And, trust me, you really, really want her to feel inclined! Yum!)

But first, in order to know what to do, we’ve got to develop a keen sense of what not to do, right? Well, this morning, LP and I took a trip on over to, and… boy howdy, there were some hot messes up in there that left us just speechless! I mean I realize that there are actual horrible things happening in the world right now, but some of these rooms are so ugly they really make you lose all faith in humanity. Like if these are the vomitocious eyesores people are willing to inflict on their friends and family, the people they claim to love, what else are they capable of?!!!

But I kid. They just don’t know any better! And that’s why we’re here! And if you’re feeling a little down in the dumps about the state of your kitchen, here are five we found that will make you feel much, much better:

5. Cabinets for when your dishes have been very, very bad.

4. When you say you want something, "inspired by nature," it might behoove you to be a bit more specific...

3. Something about that dusty old chandelier just brings the whole room together, right?

2. First of all, yes, you're reading that timestamp correctly. Second, I didn't realize they cooked in Hell. I thought it was all Pizza Hut delivery, all the time. Go figure.

1. Ladies and gentleman, I think we have a winner, wouldn't you say??

That was… something, huh? If you’ve seen a kitchen lately that could use some help, feel free to send us a picture or drop one in the comments. We’d love to see it. Tomorrow, we’ll feature some of our absolute favorite kitchens. I mean we’re talking kitchens to die for!

Who’s excited? Are you excited? You should probably get excited! See you then!

At Your Service

February 3, 2011

Couldn't resist...

Hello again! Resident male, again, back with another little post to help you prepare for this Sunday’s Super Bowl. Last Friday, we showcased some of our favorite media centers and TV stands, but today we thought we’d talk about something even more important, maybe even the most important aspect of throwing the most epic, perfect Super Bowl party. Of course, I’m talking about the food.


5 Fabulous Gifts for Mother’s Day!

April 13, 2010

"Psst! Time to start thinking about Mother's Day!"

Good morrow, everyone! Resident Male here once again! Now if you’re anything like me, you love your mother very, very much. (Very controversial, I know…) But if you’re anything like me, you’re also terrible at remembering dates and holidays, so Mother’s Day can get a little… dicey. I don’t know about you, but for me, every year it’s the same thing. For the month beforehand, every day I’m like, “Mother’s Day’s coming up! Must remember to get something cool!” And then all of a sudden it’s the Wednesday before the big day, and I’m tripping over myself trying to get the last ratty bouquet of flowers in DC on a UPS truck, while paying an arm and a leg for the privilege. Plus? What are you supposed to get for Mother’s Day? I mean, really? Flowers? Chocolates? Doesn’t that all seem so passe? But going off the beaten path can get you in trouble as well. My favorite Mother’s Day memory happened when I was a little kid. I knew my Mom liked Hitchcock movies, so I ran right out (not knowing what I was buying, mind you) and ever so earnestly bought her her very own DVD copy of Psycho, which… Yeah… Don’t do that. It’s a wonder I didn’t get disowned. (I’M SO SORRY, MOM! STILL!)

I promise I’ve gotten a little better since then, but to help you avoid making the same ridiculous mistake, and to make sure you get that Mother’s Day gift in the mail on time, here are five gift ideas (at different price points, not to worry), all from the Ella & Boss Collection that are sure to make your Mom’s day. Here we go!