Since starting/finishing the renovation on the house, I’ve become incredibly interested in the details. I’m also finding myself spending more and more time in the kitchen as I attempt to become a really good home cook. Combine the two (plus add a celeb chef!) and you have the perfect reason to make a quick trip to Chicago!
Earlier this week, I headed to the Windy City to check out the Delta Faucet showroom at the Merchandise Mart, which is essentially heaven for a home decor/renovation addict, and learned all about the innovation behind Delta products like the Touch2O Faucet collection. The Touch2O faucet was what I wanted for our kitchen, but it turned out that a faucet came with the sink package we ordered. I’m pretty sure it was one of those days that I didn’t have the energy to make yet another decision, so I just went with it. Now every time I see the Delta commercial, I say, either out loud or to myself, “I wish I had that faucet!” It is as great in person as it is on TV, and the technology is really smart. For example, you tap the faucet and it turns on or off, you grab the faucet to turn it and nothing changes. Awesome.
I also found it really cool that the Touch2O products in the bathroom line will turn on when you place your hands within a few inches of the faucet – perfect for little ones reaching up to wash hands or brush their teeth. Delta really does a fantastic job of seamlessly combining style, technology and functionality, which comes from the large amount of research that they do, and they work really hard to truly understand what we need and want in our homes.
After the showroom tour, we got to cook with James Beard award-winning chef, Gale Gand. This was a
big huge deal for me, as my mom and I used to religiously watch Gale’s dessert show on Food Network several years ago when it was on. She taught us three recipes from her brand new Lunch cookbook: a garlic & pea hummus, fancy grilled cheese and salted caramel brownies (which I actually made at home last night because they’re SO good). There was great food, good wine and lots of laughs – all of which combine to make quite a happy mess.
What I love about Delta Faucet’s new campaign #HappiMess, is that it encourages you to think of messes as a good thing. Have fun, let loose, make a mess and oh by the way, here’s a little help cleaning up (so you can start over again!). Now, I’ve got some messes to make so stay tuned for a little update on those in the coming weeks!
“Why do people treat mess like it’s a bad thing? It’s actually the evidence of a life well lived. When you’re out there making, creating, doing and playing, embrace your #HappiMess and let Delta kitchen and bath innovations help clean up so you can do it all again tomorrow.”
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Delta via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Delta.
Images 1 & 4 via Jean-Marc Giboux / AP Images for Delta Faucet.