Let’s Get Cooking!

Even if you do not consider yourself to be an exceptional “Chef” or even a very good “Cook”, the Thermador Five Burner range may just help you become one!  Speaking from experience, in my last home in Powell, Ohio I … Continue reading

Miele and A Well Designed Life –

BlogtourCali and a Well Designed Life via Modenus continues. Before heading to the Westedge Design Fair, the team is invited to attend a brunch served up by sponsor Miele. This turned out to not only be a phenominal brunch (which is my favorite meal by the way) but a demonstration of their new wonder, the Miele Steam Oven. You will no doubt be as amazed as we ALL were when you see the spread prepared by using only a steam oven. Yes, Even the deviled eggs. AND in case you’re wondering, Miele is pronounced MEE-la.


First, Miele welcomed hungry bloggers to beautifully set tables….


Just getting started here, notice the fresh made from scratch yogurt by the Miele chefs. Yeah, that’s right.


Egg dishes, salmon and anything that required cooking, was prepared for us using the Miele Steam Oven.

miele steam oven

This is the sleek Miele Steam Oven. See, it looks very normal.

European Design and “the perfect marriage of form and function.”


Here are the BlogTourCali members, see how polite we all look, obviously waiting to dig in. Notice someone is not looking at the camera but staring at the food. Not me.

Did you know that Miele has been around for more than 100 years?! Yes, they began with a washing machine and today their dishwasher is the quietest in the industry. It also gets your dishes very clean.


The Miele Showroom Crew and Staff. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and generosity in creating such a lovely event for us!

Miele Coffee maker

We were all treated to a selection of speciality coffees and cappuccinos. Yes, we were in heaven! 24″ PureLine Whole Bean Built-In Coffee System with DirectSensor Controls, OneTouch Function, Automatic Rinsing, BrilliantLight, Timer and 10 User Profiles



What a wonderful way to begin our journey~

Thank you for stopping by, just getting started on sharing all the good stuff on A Well Designed Life Tour in Sunny California, so come back!

All photography by Patti Johnson, aka Chatti Patti






The GE Monogram Experience

The GE Monogram Experience – Louisville, Kentucky


Have you heard of the GE Monogram Experience? This past July 2014, I had the opportunity to be the guest of GE Monogram located in Louisville, Kentucky for a four-day intensive educational, hands-on and social extravaganza event. Approximately 15 Interior Designers and top appliance distributors from around the country were invited to learn about the BRAND of General Electric, GE Appliances and specifically Monogram.


GE script

Quoted from GE Monogram’s Website

But first….

A visit to Louisville, wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Churchill Downs!


GE Monogram treated us to a private tour of Churchill Downs Museum and Race Track before heading back to the classroom!


It was quite amazing being at Churchill Downs when it is empty in the grandstands. We were able to watch some horses training on the track up close and that was great fun.


This display in the Derby Museum featured a history of the Silks.

Hats on Parade

Friends at the GE Monogram Experience donned Hats at the Derby Museum store.


Detail on past Derby winners bring the experience to life.


The Churchill Downs Theater is shaped to simulate a race track and has a 360〫screen to view clips of past races and interviews with the jockeys and more. I highly recommend this if you are in the Louisville KY area.



Just like a Thoroughbred, the GE Monogram experience was all class!


The GE Monogram suite of appliances.


why choose monogrram

Another quote from the GE Monogram site explains why Monogram is an excellent choice for the consumer when searching for a professional kitchen appliance.

In the links provided for the various GE Brand appliances, I encourage you to view them to learn more about what makes GE Monogram different from other Brands in the marketplace. “Craftsmanship is the Hallmark of the Monogram collection.”* From dishwashers, refrigeration to cooking on high-end appliances, the group was educated with what makes GE Monogram a superior product in many ways in a very competitive and often confusing field for consumers. “Savor the possibilities” ~ GE Monogram.


A Hotel stay at the 21C Museum Hotel in Louisville would not be complete without hanging with those pesky Penguins, a BRAND identifier who were kind enough to pose with us.

I know, it looks like we were just about having fun at the GE Experience but we learned quite a bit, got to show off our culinary acumen and even though my team did not win the Iron Chef cook-off, we had a great time! Thank you Monogram!

Thanks for stopping by, I hoped you clicked a link or two and discovered what sets the GE Brand apart and learned about some of the features of their quality products.