Cambria, King Eddy and Rex
I met this week with Stacia Smith, the charming young woman who handles PR for Cambria, a Minnesota-based, family-owned company that makes stone quartz countertops. Over lunch at the King Edward Hotel, (freelance writing does not pay gobs of money, but you do get the odd great meal. BTW, while lunching, I saw the impossibly erudite Rex Murphy across the way, and I strained to hear if even his lunch-time conversation comes out as beautifully flowing rhetoric. Alas, I was too far away — but in looking over the room, I was reminded of how much I like the confidently old-fashioned grace of the King Eddy). I did, however, learn lots about this product, including the fact that its non-porous surface does not — unlike granite – require regular sealing and maintenance. Look for more about it in upcoming Hot Home Product columns, along with other countertop options. I’ve got personal, as well as professional, reasons for looking into this. Several years ago, we redid our kitchen, and due to budget restraints (see freelance writing career, above) we choose a cheap and cheerful laminate for the counters. But I really would like an upgrade, and I want to choose carefully. So, let the research begin! In the meantime, I offer up this lovely image of a summery fresh kitchen with Cambria product. Doesn’t it make you think of spring, which is – please God - just around the corner?