2016 Golden Greta Awards

2016 Golden Greta Awards

Dear readers, it’s time for the much-anticipated 2016 Golden Greta Awards. This year, our show is live from the Braselton Waffle House and Dinner Theater. Seriously, where else can you seat this many people, get free parking, and enjoy those crispy waffles? As many of...
Cote d’Azur Charms

Cote d’Azur Charms

The first week of September 2015 found us in the Cote d’Azur region of France. This is the southeast region of the country hugging the azure Mediterranean and then heading inland to mountains and valleys. This is the France of olive orchards, lavender fields, famous...
How Swede It Is

How Swede It Is

In early January we visited Stockholm for Formex, the Scandinavian Home Interiors and Gifts Show. Plus, we scouted the city for new products to share with you. Even in the middle of January (each day had about 6 hours of light) we loved the city and its residents....
Swiss Cheese Days

Swiss Cheese Days

  A late September Saturday found us in charming Monroe, Wisconsin celebrating the 100th anniversary of Green County Cheese Days. Yes, you guessed it, this is a festival centered around all things cheesy. Afterall, Wisconsin is America’s Dairyland. Plus, since...
London Loves

London Loves

  We visited London the first week of February for meetings, product scouting, and a day trip to Birmingham. The 8 hours in Birmingham (via Virgin Trains) was for the UK Homewares and Gifts Show. Lots of new products to see and folks to talk to. At the end off...
2013 Golden Greta Awards

2013 Golden Greta Awards

Welcome to the 2013 Golden Greta Awards! This is our fourth ceremony, an event filled with glamour, excitement, and bacon-wrapped corn dogs. As many of you, our loyal GG fans know, a GG is not given without great thought and care. This is serious business. Now, a few...
Italian Cheer

Italian Cheer

While in Italy two weeks ago, I discovered the pleasures of Aperol and soda several times before dinner. Now, I wasn’t familiar with Aperol. I had savored a few Campari and sodas over the years, but not Aperol. Think of it as Campari’s less popular, but just as pretty...
Let’s Get Saucey

Let’s Get Saucey

Summer’s curtain call is fast approaching and that means back to school and the tomato harvest. Since I haven’t had to return to the classroom in a few years (cough, cough), let’s talk tomato. Now, I’m not one to ever complain about a tomato...

Soup’s On

During these last cold, damp days of winter, I like to make a bubbling pot of homemade soup over the weekend. One of my favorites, is the Italian soup ribollita. This is the easy-to-prepare Tuscan vegetable soup finished with bread cubes and grated cheese. Perfect for...