It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere!!!

The key to hosting a great cocktail party is that the host/hostess is relaxed. The host/hostess set the tone and the mood for the entire party. When you are having a good time, your guests will have a good time.

Before hosting a cocktail party, there are a few key factors I like to consider:

  • How many people will be attending?
  • How will you invite or notify your guests?
  • Will it be casual or formal?
  • Will the party be indoors or outdoors?
  • What type of food will be served?
  • What type of drinks will be served?
  • Will you request for your guests to bring anything?

The more prepared you are before the party, the more you will be able to relax and enjoy yourself as well. The easiest way to be prepared is to make sure you have all of your barware and accessories set up and ready to go. This makes it simple for you to make a drink for your guest or for them to make one for themselves.

Below are a few amazing bar accessories we carry in-store to help make your cocktail party one to remember!

 

 

 

 

Sid Dickens: 2014 Fall and Holiday Collection

We are pleased and excited to announce Sid Dickens has recently released his new fall 2014 Collection – Nocturne, as well as his Holiday 2014 Collection.

-The Nocturne Collection-

“The mood of this collection echoes back to a mysterious place in time, a full symphony of feelings waiting to be illuminated, in the moonlight of your imagination.”

Three animals arise in the shadows of this collection; The Dolphins, The Phoenix and The Owl. All are powerful symbols of strength, renewal, and clarity of vision; important qualities to bring on a journey through a dark night of the soul. A medieval rose of heraldry adorning the Shadowplay, Chivalry and Rosarium block can be identified by its five petals.

Without further ado…..For your viewing and ordering pleasure………..

The 2014 Nocturnal Collection

Fall 2014 Nocturne

 

These tiles are available for a limited time with limited stock so we are taking orders now to ensure you get what you want for your personal collection. Call or come into the store to see the full list of tiles from this collection.

**Please note, all orders will not be shipped until September 15th at the earliest.**

 

 

-The 2014 Holiday Collection-

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. In the Christmas Morning block, the classic image of a jolly St. Nicholas evokes the sound of laughter and goodwill to be celebrated all year round.  Guidance and Sweet Prayer are angelic portraits exemplifying the simple, loving spirit of the season present in a child’s heart.  The Menorah block honors the everlasting light of this same loving spirit which shines within us, as all the world is united in peace at this time of year.

2014 Holiday Collection

The Holiday 2014 Collection is available to order immediately. As a limited edition collection, all orders must be received before 4PM PST on Monday, December 1st, 2014. All orders will be scheduled to ship for the earliest available ship week. Please note; no exceptions will be made to this policy. Don’t delay. Call or come into the store to place your order! We look forward to spending a little time with you this upcoming holiday season!

Summertime Blues; Decorating with Blue and White

We use blue and white transferware and pottery pieces often in our tablescapes and accessorizing because it looks amazing paired with just about any color, including green, red, yellow, orange and brown. You can easily mix and match these blue and white color combinations by switching out your table linens, small table accents and supplementing with dishes and flatware.

Update your sofa with some blue and white themed throw pillows, or go all out and reupholster a chair in a fresh and vibrant pattern in classic toile or a more modern chevron pattern. Any way you go about it, adding classic blue and white in your color scheme will make for an easy and elegant choice for any area in your home.

 

Local Artist: Bronze Concepts

Steve Schneider, of Bronze Concepts,  is an award winning local bronze sculptor located here in Phoenix, Arizona. The subject of all of Steve’s pieces focus on either history or anatomy and all contain an emotional relevance. He painstakingly searches reference materials to ensure that every movement is natural, each muscle is properly represented and every piece of equipment is true to that subject’s real-life counterpart.

In 1990, Steve discovered the artistic medium of bronze. He quickly learned that this medium allows his creations to shine. Bronze accentuates the muscles of the horse’s neck, reaching for its next step. It makes the curvature of the Spartan’s back glow in the sun, and its sword cast in bronze to be enjoyed by all forever. We have the pleasure of carrying two of his beautiful limited edition pieces here at CoCo Milanos; The Pegasus and The Spartan.

To purchase or just envy these objects of beauty, stop by the store for a closer look. Steve also welcomes commissioned pieces. You can call or come in to CoCo Milanos and we will be happy to help you get started on a one of a kind piece of art for your home.

A Chic Way to Entertain for the 4th of July

Gather your friends and family together this 4th of July with the best decorations and even recipes from CoCo Milanos. We have gathered a few suggestions below to help you celebrate the 4th in a simple yet stylish fashion.

We have wonderful serving bowls and cake stands by Michael Aram. If you are barbequing this 4th, you will love the fig leaf and olive themed kabob skewers. Impress your guests with intricately carved melamine dinnerware. You don’t even realize it’s plastic until you pick them up. Your friends will think you are stylish and practical! Use red and white stripped table linens or add a fun twist with cherry themed cocktail napkins for a more casual look. We also carry great recipe books too if you are in need of a fabulous dish. If you are looking for the crème de la crème, serve your guest a dish from an Arthur Court butterfly themed serving bowl. There are so many more options; you’ll just have to come in to the store to see them for yourself.

Wishing you and your families a safe and Happy 4th of July!!

 

Chartreuse for Summer

While it may have felt like summer here in Arizona for a few weeks now, today officially marks the first day of summer. If you have picked up a design or fashion magazine lately, you can see that that color is all the rage for summer. We’ve decided to highlight some of our favorite colors for the summer using chartreuse, citron and green. Not sure exactly how you can inject this color into your current home decor? Here are just a few items that we have in stock in our showroom that are guaranteed to brighten up any space in your home. We have pillows, pottery, florals and more. If you still are not sure how to make it all blend together, any one of our designers would be happy to help! Here is to a carefree, colorful, and cool summer!

Father’s Day Ideas… That Don’t Involve Socks Or Ties!

Dad gives his all to make the rest of the family happy… Many times he expresses it not in words but in deeds. You want to show your appreciation, but he’s not good at receiving gifts or asking for things, so he’s a little hard to shop for…

So, this year we’ve hand picked some items for Dad that are sure to add some class to his home office or study. Check out these items and call, click or come by to reserve them or get further advice!

How To Create Beautiful Bridal Luncheon Tablescapes

Cheyenne, one of the awesome young ladies who works with us, is marrying Brandon in September. Congrats! So… in the spirit of wedding season and in honor of Cheyenne we’ve put together some a quick “how to’s” on creating a beautiful bridal luncheon tablescape guaranteed to please even the fussiest of Brides and guests!

The video below explains it all:

And here… in the gallery you see below, you will find close ups of all the items used in the creation of this tablescape. Call, click or come by if you’d like a more personal hand in helping you create you desired tablescape!

Shop for the Vietri items directly from our website… Just click here to start!

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We want to wish Cheyenne and Brandon the happiest of lives together!

Bridal Tablescape Design (1)

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

With Mother’s Day just a week out… We wanted to share some of the most popular items and gift ideas we’ve seen over the course of the holiday.  The following is a brief list of items available in store:

1) Custom Florals

Custom Florals Made To Order!

Custom Florals Made To Order!

 

2) Harmony Kingdom Collectibles

Harmony Kingdom Collectibles

Harmony Kingdom Collectibles

 

3) Cute Decorative Accents With Personality

Give A Little Personality!

Give A Little Personality!

 

4) Awesome Pieces By Michael Aram

Michael Aram Items

Michael Aram Items

 

5) Gift Certificates!

Pick Up Gift Certificates For Any Item Or Service!

Pick Up Gift Certificates For Any Item Or Service!

 

As always… we are available to help you decide. Simply call, click, or come by the shop and tell us what your ideas are and I’m sure we can get you pointed in the right direction to make this Mother’s Day one to remember!

See you in the shop,
CoCo’s

 

 

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"We look for things that are both classic and different. We want to offer our customers their own distinct interior design that is second to none."

~Denise Milano

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2837 North Power Rd Suite 104
Mesa, Arizona 85215

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