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






Is #California ready for #BlogTourCali?

The rumor is true; #ChattiPatti is headed to California for a #BlogTour extravaganza, #BlogTourCali! If you have been following, you know that I have attended a Modenus BlogTour once before for the London Design Festival in September, 2012.

October, 2014 takes me to the WestEdge Design Fair and OH MY, wait until  you see the lineup of events for design education and inspiration: You can see more here. I’m really, really looking forward to all the fun and opportunities to meet the sponsors of this great trip and to talk to and hopefully interview many of them and others for Chatti Patti Talks Design future blog posts!


Yes, this is the Coast Line of which I will be gazing at next week while on #BlogTourCali! Can’t WAIT!

Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be posting about all of the wonderful places that I get to attend and also be sharing a little bit about each company who is sponsoring our group on this trip. Major companies such as Miele, Mr. Steam, Zephyr, DXV, WestEdge Design Fair and of course Modenus!

One event sponsored by Zephyr  is celebrating ten years with renowned designer Fu-Tung Cheng of Cheng Design.  Check out his website in the provided link to see his amazing aesthetic.  I can’t wait to meet him during a dinner event in Zephyr’s showroom!


Woo Hoo – Golden Gate, here we come!

There will be so much to share with you as we embark on this road trip that begins in LA and ends up in San Francisco, California. Chatti will be an understatement.

Thanks so much for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design, be sure to check back soon and often as #BlogTourCali unfolds and learn a little more about the other participants.