Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on January 21, 2015 - 0 Comments
Are you ready for some Football?
Super Bowl XLIX is just one week away.
Super Bowl parties are one of the most popular at-home party occasions of the year. They have become much more than a gathering for football fans. Many people attend these parties to gather together and mingle with friends and family.
While most Super Bowl parties consist of paper plates and plastic cups, for some, this just won’t do. When you want your Super Bowl party to be the Best Super Bowl Party ever, you have to step up your entertaining game.
Now, there is no reason to go all crazy with super fancy recipes. The traditional football party food will do. It’s not always what you serve but how you serve it! Presentation is everything.
Whether you’re planning a Super Bowl party out of love for the game or just the desire to host a fun party, here are some ideas for making this the Best Super Bowl Party ever!
Nothing says football like the fresh smell of Astroturf in the morning. Set the party off right using a preserved moss table runner to give the illusion of the football field right in the middle of your table.
Since the Super Bowl is being hosted by our lovely state of Arizona this year, we choose to do a theme using succulents with a little western flare. This is a great way to support both teams playing and to show your out of town guests a little Arizona spirit.
Kebabs are a fun and easy finger food to serve during the game. Step up the presentation by serving them on this beautiful wood and metal Michael Aram Kebab Serving Set.
Beer isn’t the only beverage you have to offer. Serve your guests your favorite spirit using this lovely black decanter and gold rimmed glasses.
Don’t forget the custom “Arizona” Super Bowl XLIX coasters to help with the theme.
This cowboy hat shaped server is a great alternative from a boring plastic bowl to serve your chips and dips.
Refrigerate these 24 karat gold antler pilsner glasses before pouring to offer your guests a nice frosty beverage.
Football shaped cheese spreaders and a silver football shaped bowl are perfect for a football themed event. They would even make a great gift for the host or hostess of a party you may be attending.
A pool ball wine stopper lends a hand to the sporty vibe.
If you need more ideas on how to throw The Best Super Bowl Party Ever call or come into the store.
However you choose to celebrate this year’s Super Bowl, remember have to fun and be safe.
Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on January 15, 2015 - 0 Comments
We are so excited to announce the newest release of Handmade Wall Tiles from Sid Dickens 2015 Spring line; The Renewal Collection.
Spring 2015 – The Renewal Collection
Classic spring motifs such as birds, flowers, and romantic beauty define this set of images. Sid looks to the past, including some elements inspired by Greek mythology: Poseidon’s trident, the water nymph Daphne, and the Kingfisher or Halcyon bird. The color palette is serene and understated, with delicate blooms of color.
This collection also sees a renewal of Sid’s past works: After many years of light “bisque” stain, he revisits the darker stain used in his first set of Memory Blocks, as well as the highly collectible “blonde” tiles (white plaster with no added paint). Sid’s now-signature Iron Finish appears on four tiles, with the subtle addition of a platinum finish added to the iron; new to this collection.
The Spring 2015 Renewal Collection is available to order immediately for shipping in early March.
***Also just released are the latest tiles to be retired from Sid Dickens previous collections.***
Retiring Memory Blocks
The following Memory Blocks can be ordered until Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 by the end of business day (4PM PST).
All orders will be scheduled for the first available ship date. Please note that no exceptions will be made to this policy.
Call or come into the store to place your order for the New Spring Renewal tiles.
Don’t forget that once a tile is retired it will not longer be produced. Call or come into the store to place your order for the soon to be retired tiles before they are gone forever!!
Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on January 8, 2015 - 0 Comments
No matter the size of your yard, your outdoor living space will be more inviting when you incorporate these few simple ideas.
Furnish for comfort and durability!
As many seating options that you can incorporate into your outdoor living space the better. A table and chairs for 4 or more, a bar and matching bar stools, a small bistro table or even garden stools offer a nice variety for seating options for your guests.
Sofas and armchairs are the perfect spot for lounging. Use weather-resistant cushions and pillows for added comfort. There are so many outdoor fabric options available, you can choose one that continues or compliments your design scheme from the inside of your house to the outside for a seamless transition. For parties, create groups of chairs, benches or ottomans to encourage conversation.
The right kind of lighting can help give your outdoor space the perfect ambiance in the evening. Turn off harsh spotlights or flood lights for parties. Instead, rely on lit pathways, hanging lanterns, fire pits or candles.
Use strategically placed landscape lights to highlight water features, decorative pots or flower beds.
Most of your eating and lounging areas in your outdoor living space will require some type of shade during the day. If you don’t already have a covered porch area, an awning, ivy covered trellis or umbrellas are easy and affordable solutions.
You can also try planting shade trees to help provide privacy as well as help to block some of the sun.
Don’t forget to accessorize your outdoor living space as you would any other room in your home. You can easily add interest with colorful outdoor rugs or patterned throw pillows. Create container gardens mixing faux and real flowers and plants to make sure your outdoor area is always in bloom. Hang wall art such as tin ceiling tiles, salvaged outdoor signs or add a sculpture to the space to add visual interest and to help create a focal point.
Don’t be afraid to bring any of your creature comforts from the inside of your home to your outdoor living space.
Elements and the Senses
One of the easiest ways to add ambience to your outdoor living area is to incorporate fire, water, or sound.
If you have a large backyard, consider having a fireplace feature built to be the focal point of your design. If your square footage is constricted, consider using a fire pit, chiminea, candles or lanterns.
The sound of water always lends itself to calm and comfort. A swimming pool with water features adds a luring effect in the background. A small fountain is a nice touch when space is limited.
The best option for sound is built-in speakers, when that is not an option. Bring a small stereo outside to create relaxing background noise for yourself or your guests to enjoy. Just make sure you keep the volume to a minimum so your guests don’t have to compete with the sound during their conversations.
New spring items are arriving daily. Summer will be here before you know it. Come into CoCo Milano’s today to order your patio furniture, floral arrangements and garden accessories.
Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on December 29, 2014 - 0 Comments
We are so excited, we just could not wait to announce it….
CoCo Milano’s, is thrilled to announce the expansion of our creative endeavors with the opening of a new location in the Village at Las Sendas; CoCo Milano’s Design.
CoCo Milano’s Design will be an extension of our current Interior Design boutique. The new showroom will feature; full service interior design, new furniture and accessories as well as high-end consignment pieces.
Full Interior Design services will be offered at both locations. The new showroom will be located just to the north in suite 108. CoCo Milano’s and CoCo Milano’s Design will bookend Cosmos Salon & Day Spa.
For more information about the opening of CoCo Milano’s Design or if you have pieces you would like to have considered for consignment call or visit the store.
Watch for details about the Grand Opening coming in February of 2015.
Until then, we are wishing you and yours a safe and Happy New Year!
Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on December 25, 2014 - 0 Comments
It always seems like Christmas comes and goes so quickly.
We would like to take a moment to thank all those who helped us to fulfill our adopted families Christmas Wish. We were able to spread some Christmas cheer by providing a tree, ornaments, food and gifts to two very deserving families. A huge Thank You to all those who helped and contributed!!
And now for even more good news…..
CoCo Milano’s is having a huge end of the year sale on all Christmas Items. So hurry in and get all those holiday decor objects on your list that you wanted for this year but didn’t get! Don’t delay, this sale only last from December 26th, 2014 to January 3rd 2015!
Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on December 19, 2014 - 0 Comments
Hurry in for those last minute Christmas gifts and Holiday decor pieces!!
December 20th – December 24th
Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on December 12, 2014 - 0 Comments
This Christmas Season, we are asking for your assistance in helping us provide for two families in need.
CoCo Milano’s will be donating two trees and all its ornaments and ribbon to each family. We would like to be able to provide a nice Christmas dinner and gifts for the families from their wish lists. We need your help in making this wish become a reality.
Any little bit you can contribute is greatly appreciated.
We would like to Thank The Child Crisis Center and EVIT (East Valley Institute of Technology) for allowing us to help.
“For it is in giving that we receive.” ~St Francis of Assisi
Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on December 5, 2014 - 0 Comments
The Holiday season is in full swing. There is so much to be done before Christmas Day arrives. If you are having trouble getting your house decorated and your tree trimmed, we can help.
CoCo Milano’s offers Tree Trimming and Holiday Decorating Services. We can work with what you already have as well as suggest and/or supply new ornaments and ribbon.
Watch our video below to see some examples of the most beautiful and spectacular trees we have already decorated this season.
Call or come into the store for pricing and more information.
Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on November 26, 2014 - 0 Comments
Christmas is the time of year to spread love, gratitude, gifts and cheer!
While most of these may be easy to bestow, some are a little harder to come by. If you are struggling to find that perfect gift for someone, we have put together a list of our Top 25 Favorite Gift Ideas just in time for the 25 days of Christmas. You might even find something to put on your own Christmas wish list!
If you find something you like on our list, or would like more information about a product you see, be sure to call or come by the store to check stock and availability!
CoCo’s Top 25 Favorite Gift Ideas:
1. Roma Frames
Roma Frames are classic and beautiful. They come in more than 400 different styles and 3 different sizes to choose from. They are made in North America and use wood from FSC reforestation programs.
*Including a picture in the frame of you and the recipient is a nice way to add a personal touch.
2. Kurtz Designs
Kurtz Designs is a collection of cast-stone wall decor and crosses for the home and garden. Handcrafted in the USA, each item is a unique collectible piece of art, designed and created by the artist, Sharon Kurtz. Since each plaque is hand made, custom sayings are available.
*These plaques are a great way to personalize a gift. Have one made with your wedding date on it, birth dates or any special event.
VIETRI offers fine, exclusively Italian ceramic dinnerware and decor for the home and garden, decorating and dining, handmade and hand painted in Italy.
*CoCo Milano’s is currently featuring the Old St. Nick collection.
4. Arthur Court
Sand-case aluminum is what Arthur is known for today. Arthur court is a leading national brand name in alternative metals. Inspired by nature, he crafts this cool, lustrous metal into themes of plants and animals that add elegance to the dining experience.
*While these pieces are beautiful, they are also incredibly well designed. They can be refrigerated to keep food cool or heated in the oven to keep food warm.
5. French Note Card & Gift Co.
French Notes is the water color creations of Cynthia Dunn who resides in the Columbia River Gorge area with her husband Larry, an area loaded with fruit orchards, beautiful flowers, rivers and all of what nature has to offer. Cynthia’s original water color designs are printed onto flour sack towels, recipe cards, note cards and beverage napkins.
*These flour sack towels make the perfect hostess/host gift!
Archipelago Botanicals provide warm candlelight, exquisite fragrance, and soothing products to make your house a home. They offer soy wax candles, essential oils, natural fragrances and fine fragrance blends. Gentle and natural based bath and skin formulations are loaded with pomegranates and other powerful antioxidants to keep skin looking young, healthy, and vibrant.
*The Hope Scented diffusers make a perfect gift. They fill the room with a subtle scent of pine, perfect for those who have artificial trees.
7. Michael Aram
Michael Aram creates intricate metal objects ranging form tableware to furniture. Each metal object undergoes a series of grinding, buffing and polishing techniques. Variations or “imperfections” in the product’s finish are characteristics of the creation process.
*Due to this handmade nature, no two pieces are ever exactly alike.
8. Woof N Poof
Woof N Poof’s are handcrafted home decor items made in the USA since 1975. They specialize in Christmas, Halloween and other baby products, as well as other fun seasonal products!
*These make great gifts for adults and children alike.
9. CoCo’s Milano’s Christmas Ornaments and Christmas Decorating Services
CoCo Milano’s carries a wide array of incredibly unique and amazing Christmas ornaments, decorations, and ribbon. We offer many styles and unique objects for your tree and trimmings.
*CoCo’s offer’s Christmas decorating services as well.
10. ESC & Company
ESC specializes in vintage style collectibles with nostalgic charm. Designs include hand-painted whimsical sculpted figurines and signs. Created in the USA by American Artisans.
*These make great gifts that can be handed down through generations.
11. Patience Brewster
Patience Brewster is a small, one artist company that creates handmade ornaments, gifts,and textiles. Every ornaments she designs is sculpted from wood, cast, then molded by hand using tiny brushes and finally hand painted.
*These ornaments are sure to add a bit of fun and whimsy to any tree.
12. Harmony Kingdom
Harmony Kingdom’s unique collections are handmade of crushed marble and resin in the tradition of the English cottage industry. They are the original box figurine.
*Each box comes with a saying that is unique to its creation.
13. Dyana Hesson
Dyana became interested in painting as a way to express things that she couldn’t through a lens alone. She chose oil as her medium because it possessed a fluid quality perfect for the subjects she was painting. She began to experiment with thin layers of carefully blended paint, and the results were luminous.
*CoCo Milano’s also carries a collection of Dyana Hesson note cards as well!
14. GG Collection
The GG Collection (also known as the Gracious Goods Collection) is a collection of beautiful ceramics accented with bronzed brown metal. The Gracious Goods collection includes kitchen canisters, dinnerware, flatware and serving accessories.
*These beautiful ceramics are sure to add character and charm to any home.
15. Jan Barboglio
Jan Barboglio is inspired by the romance of Old Mexico and she creates decorative iron accessories and furniture infused with glass, wood and leather accents. Each piece is hand-cut, fashioned, forged, and finished to a tanned-leather luster.
*An embossed, etched signature is stamped and accompanied by a sentiment, proverb, or poem in every creation.
16. Advent Calendars
These Advent Calendars are a Christmas tradition that can be used year after year. This collectible is a fun and colorful addition to your family’s Christmas tradition.
*Fill each of the 24 drawers with treats for an extra-festive twist.
17. Candle Holders
Candle stick holders come in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors. They are wonderful to use as home decor, not just for the holidays, but all year round.
*You can mix styles and colors for a unique and collected look.
18. Sid Dickens
This winter, Sid Dickens is proud to introduce this special limited-edition Holiday Collection to warm your home with traditional and charm.
*The entire collection is gilded with a new gold-trimmed edge.
19. CoCo Milano’s Custom Florals
A stylish and festive way to add holiday cheer is with custom florals. CoCo Milano’s offers a large variety of pre-made florals as well as options for custom floral arrangements.
*You can buy a container from us or simply supply your own and we will create the rest!
20. Ruby Mae
Ruby Mae jewelry combines a wide variety of shapes and textures. She merges vintage pieces with buttons and charms to create a truly one of a kind piece of wearable art!
*Its not just diamonds that are a girls best friend, but jewelry too!
Poo-Pourri is a blend of essential oils that virtually eliminates bathroom odors! The award winning before-you-go® toilet sprays come in a variety of scents and sizes. Poo~Pourri is not a chemical cover up! Based on aromatherapy principles, a few squirts into the bowl before-you-go forms a protective layer of essential oils that prevent stinky bathroom odors from showing up in the first place.
*This product is often given as a gag gift or for white elephants, but people keep coming back for more when they realize it actually works!
22. Silver Plated Coffee Scoops
These little scoops are the perfect way to add a little style to an otherwise simple gift. They are great to give as hostess gifts or to friends, family and neighbors. Simply buy your favorite coffee, cocoa, or tea and tie this little scoop around the package with a pretty bow, and you have got yourself a simple yet elegant gift!
*These are so cute you should buy one to give and one to keep!
23. Katherine’s Collection
Katherine’s Collection grew from Katherine’s love of thoughtful gifting and the timeless memories associated with it. The designers have delighted many collectors around the world with their fanciful character dolls, whimsical creations, and holiday décor.
*These wine toppers are a great addition to your recipients favorite bottle of wine.
24. Gathering of Friends Cook Book
The Gathering of Friends cookbooks were create to introduce “food as a love language,” enhancing traditions, fortifying relationships and celebrating life!
*These cookbooks are great for the seasoned cook and for those who want to learn how to cook.
25. CoCo Milano’s Gift Certificate
If you still can’t find what you are looking for or want to let your recipient choose something for themselves, then a CoCo Milano’s Gift Certificate will always make the perfect gift!
We wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season!
Posted in Articles & Tips, CoCo Milano's News, Holiday Decor - Written by Jennifer Lossing on November 21, 2014 - 0 Comments
Thanksgiving is less than a week away!
This is the time of year when everyone usually pulls out their same old dishes they use every year and set the table and decorate with the same old theme.
Well, not this year! Below are 5 Fabulous Fall Place Settings to give you the inspiration you need to really make your Thanksgiving table pop!
This look is all about incorporating natural elements to keep the look casual and comfortable. This no fuss approach is just right for the host or hostess that want to focus on the food and conversation with guests and keep the decor easy and to a minimum.That is not to say that it is not just as beautiful as an over the top setting. There is something to be said about simplicity. Using natural materials, like a burlap runner or table cloth help to create an organic feeling. A color palette of green, orange, yellow and brown echo a crisp fall day. Layer your plates and add a bit of whimsy by using leaf shaped plates and bowls. A centerpiece of rustic florals and pine tree branches conveys a sense of dining outdoors. Top it all off with a pine cone place card and you have created a natural and woodsy ambiance.
Decorating your table for Thanksgiving does not always have to consist of leaves and pumpkins. You can add a bit of elegance and tradition by setting your table in a vintage theme. To achieve this look, use a traditional patterned textile as a table cover. Use linen napkins as your base instead of a place mat. Stack your plates starting with a decorative ceramic charger then layer with another plate like this striking toile pattern to depict a classic and elegant vibe. Using peasants and magnolias as your center piece present a lovely traditional touch.
If your are looking to add a little glamour to your Thanksgiving table this year, look no further than using metallics. When decorating with metallics, its helpful to mix textures to keep everything from looking too flat. Use a textured velvet table cover to add richness. A gold place mat topped with a metallic green leaf plate and beaded napkin ring add just the right amount of sparkle! Mixing metals like gold, copper and silver are a great way to keep things interesting. To add a bit of playfulness, include a silver turkey themed gravy boat and platter or a gold and bronze pomegranate salt and pepper shaker.
If you are not familiar with a Williamsburg theme, this is a lovely way to add traditional flavor to your holiday setting. Typical decorations include dried herbs, vegetables and fruit, such as apples, oranges, and pine cones. The color pallet lends itself favorably to fall with colors of hunter green and a variety of neutral colors ranging from soft ecru to a rich wheat color. A cream colored water pitcher with a C shape handle full of tree branches and fruit is used as a creative alternative centerpiece.
Here in Mesa, Arizona. We don’t get to see to much of the leaves changing color when fall comes around. This fall place setting is a fun way to entertain your out of town guest by bringing a little Arizona twist to the table. Here we have used some amazing artisan glasses with bronze bases. The sculptured metal napkin ring and bronze vase is made by the same artist. The studded metal plate charger lends itself to a western feel, while the use of succulents add local character to the center piece.
We have so much to be grateful for this year. We wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
……..It’s never to late to make a stylish impression. Come into the store and let us help you put those last minute decorative touches on your Thanksgiving table.