La Plates Trunk Shows - On the Road!

Are you looking for a fun excuse to gather friends? Need a fundraiser for an organization or your child's school? Wanting to justify your obsession with monogrammed items? Whatever your reason, we'd love to hear more and figure out if a La Plates Trunk Show is for you! We've got great incentives for hosting a La Plates Trunk Show. Email us at hostess (at) laplates (dot) com and we'll give you the details on how to bring La Plates to your community.

Photos by Danielle Norton


Tavern In The Village

If you live near Kansas City, run don't walk to Tavern in the Village! We are so excited to have this fabulous new restaurant in Prairie Village. It's the perfect place to go on date night OR take your kids for a delicious meal out.

If I were a real food critic, I would have paused to take a photo of each part of my meal. However, I'm a food junkie and couldn't wait to dig in!

We had our kids with us, so every meal begins with what's available to entertain them. The Tavern has gone over the top with cool kid placemats that you can color with pressure (think keys, coins, spoons) or with triangular crayons - I know cool! But it doesn't stop there. If your kids are looking like they might finish up with the color masterpiece, they bring out bend-a-roos. I've never had my kids so well behaved and quiet at dinner!

Now on to the food, presentation + flavor was amazing:
Child #1 = melt-in-your-mouth mac and cheese
Child #2 = chicken strips (real chicken, tempura fried)
Husband = ceasar side salad, salmon with capers, whipped potatoes & asparagus
Me = Tavern side salad, fish special topped with crab/horseradish, risotto & sauteed spinach
Dessert = brownie tower, topped with caramel + peanut butter sauce

From the food, to the service, to the fun of running into friends and neighbors; The Tavern is going to be the place to be. I'm excited for our community to have such a wonderful place to gather. Congrats to our friends, The Mannings, for creating the perfect restaurant for Kansas City. Cheers to them for coming up with the concept - cheers to me, that I can leave cooking up to The Tavern now!

The Tavern opens to the public, Monday, February 28th, 2011.


Valentine's Must-Have

I love to shop local - that includes fellow online companies + any Kansas City based biz. Marigot combines both! Lynne Gilbert, an interior designer in Kansas City, has always wanted to create the perfect fitting pajamas with the finest cotton - mission accomplished! I'm hoping one of these combos arrives this V-Day from Mr. La Plates:
Of course, this set would take me into Spring and Summer:
Soon to come is a nightshirt and accessories. And if you ask really nicely, they'll monogram your PJ's - I'm always a sucker for a monogram.


Show some love this month!

Need we say more? You can't live without your phone, so show it some love with our Monogrammed Cell Phone Cover! Since we're just introducing these cell phone covers, we've got them on sale until the end of the month. Head on over to buy yours today!


Thirty-Somethings can still celebrate birthdays!

I love celebrating birthdays - especially for old friends. Not as in, she's old. She's just stuck with me through the good and bad. This same friend has an obsession with certain foods. For her birthday, we decided to create La Plates celebrating these food obsessions:
Her sweet husband prepared a delish meal, followed by one of her obsessions - carrot cake:
Have you seen a happier thirty-something woman? Cheers to food obsessions!


And the winner is...

We love this La Plates photo winner for many reasons:
*great girlfriends getting away for a weekend
*the escape to warm sunshine (while we freeze!)
*the fab display of our Reusable Bags

We received some great photos, but this one took the cake. We'll be sending the winner (one of the ladies pictured above) a gift certificate to shop for more items at La Plates. We love to see how all of our La Plates products are used - be sure to keep emailing them in!