While professional organizers never encourage buying for the sake of buying, I would like to share some exciting news. For our friends in the west Los Angeles area, if you need innovative, stylish, fun containers for your home or office organizing needs The Container Store is coming your way in the historic Los Angeles Farmer’s Market, adjacent to The Grove.
During the opening weekend, August 9 and 10th, this retail giant will donate 10% of the all that locations sales to Step UP – inspiring women to inspire girls. Since the company began in Dallas in 1978 they not only created the storage and organization category for retail, but have nurtured an employee-first culture along with high level of customer service. It is listed in FORTUNE magazine’s top 100 companies to work for. Many of my colleagues would call the store the Neiman Marcus of containers.
Now about the Farmer’s Market location…
-20,000 square feet of shopping with more than 10,000 mulit-functional and innovative products.
-Products organized in 16 signature lifestyle departments
-Employee knowledge, each full-time sales person receives more than 263 hours of training (part-time employees receive 177 hours) in their first year.
Join the Los Angeles design and organizing industry in welcoming this newest location.
Thanksgiving is around the corner. It is time to think about what tasty recipes will be served to family and friends. Thanks to a client I discovered that social networking is now in the kitchen and making this process so easy.
If you have mastered Facebook and love to cook you have to check out www.KeyIngredient.com. Registration is free and you can organize your recipes for private use, share with only family and friends, or open up to the world-wide web. It only takes a minute to register and then start entering your favorite meals.
The program even creates shopping lists from the recipes you plan to cook. When you search for recipes others have shared, there is even a place for comments to be posted that could save the trouble of cooking a mediocre recipe.
While this program is free, a Digital Recipe Reader is available from Neiman Marcus. This hand-held device will keep your kitchen green and truly make your recipes paperless. Of course if you have a computer in the kitchen; even better.
Check this out and when your guests leave and ask for the recipe, just share your Key Ingredient screen name.