Leslie Carothers Speaking

SPEAKING IN NAPA VALLEY? Leaning all about cooking sous vide in SIGNATURE KITCHEN SUITES gorgeous new Experience and Design Center there? Trips to world famous vineyards and wine cellars, a visit to the CIA COPIA, dinner at the world famous Auberge de Soleil?

Yes, pinch me!

I am so honored to have been invited by Veronika Eagelson, the CEO of Modenus Media and Design Hounds, and Zach Elkin, general manager of Signature Kitchen Suites and LG for Builders, to speak to this distinguished group of 23 Design Hounds, shown in the image above, who are some of North America’s top luxury interior designers/influencers and the 12 additional luxury interior designers who are part of Signature Kitchen Suite’s inaugural Design Council.

Best Appliances For Luxury Kitchens

Many of these women have been friends of mine for years, 6 are past clients, and all of them can help YOU create a spectacular cooking and kitchen experience in your own homes, offices, or resort properties.

This is what the invitation looked like that I received via email from Veronika.

My friends Luann Nigara, Claire Jefford and Carla Aston have also been invited to speak. Claire and Carla will also be attending as Design Hounds, but Luann and I, because we are not working interior designers, will be attending as speakers only.

By the way, if you missed Luann interviewing Sam and I on her fabulous podcast, “A Well Designed Business* about the importance of building your email list, please see the link to it at the end of this post.

Signature Kitchen Appliances Experience and Design Center

I will be speaking on “Building Wealth Into Your Website Through Passive Income Generation*, which is a strategy that can be deployed by all interior designers, retailers and manufacturers to build valuable, sellable business assets to outside investors, separate from their main businesses.

Both of my businesses, The Kaleidoscope Partnership and my 2nd business, Savour Partnership, help retailers, showrooms, manufacturers and interior designers with the design, writing and online content marketing of brand brochures, beautiful email opt in mini-magazines, consumer facing lifestyle magazines, ebooks, digital downloads, online courses, etc., filled with links that help them #DesignWealth, 24/7, into their business models.

I think my friends at Signature Kitchen Suites will enjoy seeing the consumer facing luxury lifestyle digital magazine we are currently producing for indoor/outdoor furniture, lighting and decorative accessories manufacturer, Seasonal Living Trading Company.

Called Seasonal Living Magazine, its mission it is to inspire people the world over to live a life of wellness and sustainability, in harmony with the seasons, through inspiring articles and images on

See the latest issue here. Who knows, maybe an issue on the Napa Valley could be on the horizon?

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Recently opened, Signature Kitchen Suites’ state of the art education and design facility, below, is where we will spend most of our time. I can’t wait to see it all in person and to learn all I can from their world famous chefs and teachers.

When I was at #KBIS2019 recently, I was on a panel in Veronika’s space there , the #DMMTalksLounge, with a member of their marketing agency, and learned about how the DNA of their brand is aligned around being #TrueToFood.

To this end, they strive to make innovative appliances that offer the maximum performance to insure that the foods you cook turn out perfectly.

On their website, they have several beautiful videos and informative articles that explain their commitment to being #TrueToFood and I encourage you to watch them by clicking on the link to them at the bottom of this post.

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Signature Kitchen Suites’ line of luxury appliances has already won several major awards, including the prestigious Best of the Best RED DOT AWARD.

Signature Kitchen Suites Awards

They are well known for being the only luxury kitchen appliance manufacturer with a sous vide cooker built into the top of the range.

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I’ve never cooked food in a vacuum wrapped package before, but after reading all about how to cook sous vide on their website, i can’t wait to see it demonstrated in person….. and to taste the results!

As an aside: look at how hefty those dials are! This line of appliances is perfect, I think, for #manglam kitchens… word for kitchens that are a little bit darker (not all white) that appeal to both men and women, a look at which California based architect, Eric Olsen, AIA, excels.

I could so see Eric and his clients appreciating the look, performance and #TrueToFood philosophy of Signature Kitchen Suites new line of appliances. All 3 of the kitchens below have been designed by Eric.

What do you think?

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Photo credits: Karyn Millet.

Additionally, Signature Kitchen Suites has coined the term, #Technicurean, a word that defines their tech saavy customers that are attracted to Signature Kitchen Suites’ state of the art WiFi enabled smart home appliances that can be controlled with a touch.

Given the proximity of Signature Kitchen Suites new Experience and Design Center to Silicon Valley, I can see many of our country’s top tech moguls loving the ability of their designers and architects to take them to the new Experience and Design Center and giving them a complete immersion experience in cooking #TrueToFood - in the heart of Napa Valley!


To close, this is one of the kitchens that’s been set up in the new Experience and Design Center to showcase how Signature Kitchen Suites’ range, refrigerator, dishwasher, etc. look, in situ.

How beautiful is this?

A Signature Kitchen Suites test kitchen

Be looking for more posts to come on this once in a lifetime opportunity for me, and for the designers who have all been invited for the most elevated brand experience immersion event I’ve ever seen in the world of kitchen and bath design.

Thank you, Signature Kitchen Suites + Veronika Eagleson, for getting it right.

See you soon!

To see the #TrueToFood films on Signature Kitchen Suites/ website, please click here.
To listen to Luann interviewing us, about the importance of building your email list, on her A Well Designed Business podcast, please click here to listen to it on You Tube.

I invite you to follow the official hashtags for this event on Instagram:


and 4 of my own:


Lastly, I invite you, if you are an interior designer reading this, to join my free Facebook Group for interior designers/kitchen and bath designers, #DesignWealth, where there are hundreds of free tips for you on affiliate marketing, creating digital downloads, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. …all of which can help you build the traffic to your website or blog that can help you #DesignWealth into your business, 24/7.

To Request to Join, please click here.

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And as always, thank you for reading! I appreciate each of you and welcome any comments you may have.

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Bon Appetit!

Leslie Carothers/@tkpleslie

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