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Virtual Conversations with Cambria

Join us online each week as we present new ways to brighten your spaces and help you enjoy the time you spend there.

THIS WEEK


Thursday, August 6, at 2pm CST
A Trip to the Ballpark
Baseball is back! Since you can’t go to the ballpark, we’re bringing the ballpark to you. Summer Kath, Head of Design for Cambria, will walk you through a suite featuring innovative uses of Cambria surfaces. You’ll also hear, firsthand, how the national pastime is rising to the challenges of 2020.

FUTURE EVENTS


Tuesday, August 11, at 1pm CST
Creating a Five-Star Luxury Experience
How do five-star luxury brands earn their stars? Megan Torrance, Director of Learning & Development, the Americas for Forbes Travel Guide, has some unique insights—and real-world experience—in answering that question. At this special presentation, moderated by Summer Kath, Head of Design for Cambria, Torrance and a panel of elite designers responsible for some of the world’s finest brands talk about what it takes to create those luxury experiences—and recreate them in your business.

PAST EVENTS


Tuesday, April 7, at 2pm CST
Cambria’s 2020 New Designs, with Summer Kath, EVP of Product Development at Cambria
Summer will showcase full slabs of Cambria’s 20 new designs at the Cambria Processing Facility in LeSueur, MN. She will talk through the unique attributes of each design and what went into the process for this epic design launch.

Thursday, April 9, at 4pm CST
Cambria Wine Series: The Essential Whites, with Sommelier Leslee Miller
Leslee Miller is a Minnesota-based sommelier and owner of wine consulting firm Amusée and wine club Sip Better. It’s her passion to educate wine lovers of all levels with unique and fun insights into choosing everyday, international, value-priced wine. In our first class, Leslee shares her essential list of white wines she recommends to have on hand for pairing with fish, poultry, and other lighter meals you’re making at home. She will also showcase some essential Cambria “whites” for your home.

Tuesday, April 14, at 2pm CST
Kitchen Tour and Bathroom Remodel, with Matt Muenster, Designer, Contractor, and TV Host 
Local renovation expert and TV host Matt Muenster shares a tour of his Cambria kitchen remodel and talks about how, after doing 250 shows about other people’s bathrooms, he is using this time at home to finally plan the renovation of his own featuring Cambria’s new designs. Matt will also take questions from the audience.

See Matt's kitchen remodel here

Thursday, April 16, at 4pm CST
Cambria Wine Series: The Essential Reds (and a splash of gray), with Sommelier Leslee Miller 
Our second wine class will look at the other side of Leslee’s essential list—the red wines she recommends for pairing with beef dishes and other hearty home-cooked meals. And as a splash of intrigue, she will show off some gorgeous new grays in the Cambria design palette.

Click here to purchase some of Leslee's featured wines

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Tuesday, April 21, at 2pm CST
Using Social Media to Build Your Brand, with Brad Leavitt, President and Founder of AFT Construction
This week will feature a discussion with leading Arizona-based builder Brad Leavitt on the importance of, and ways to use, social media to promote your brand and build your business.

Thursday, April 23, at 4pm CST
Cambria Wine Series: Pairing Wine to Cambria Designs, with Sommelier Leslee Miller
Join Leslee as she pairs her favorite wines with Cambria’s new designs like Portrush™, Archdale™, Gladstone™, and more! From crisp whites to bold and adventurous, Leslee pairs the perfect wine for whatever design style strikes your fancy.

Click here to purchase some of Leslee’s featured wines

Tuesday, April 28, at 2pm CST Styling Open Kitchen Shelves, with Kyla Herbes, Founder of House of Hipsters Blog Open shelving (in lieu of upper cabinetry) has become a huge trend in kitchens and wet bars. Kyla will take us through her newly renovated kitchen and wet bar decked out in three Cambria designs. She’ll also offer pro tips for styling and accessorizing your open shelves.

Wednesday, April 29, at 2pm CST
Adam Glassman, Creative Director of O, The Oprah Magazine, invites us into his home
Adam Glassman welcomes us into his weekend home decked out in Cambria. Adam will tell us all about his home renovation project and how he incorporated Cambria Brittanicca Matte™ into his kitchen and featured Cambria Rose Bay Matte™ and White Cliff Matte™ in his master bath. Adam will also demonstrate how to properly clean and disinfect Cambria surfaces to keep them germ-free and looking like new.

Thursday, April 30, at 4pm CST
Cambria Wine Series: Building the Perfect Charcuterie Board, with Sommelier Leslee Miller 
Leslee shares some great ideas for pairing wines with meats, cheeses, and more atop Cambria’s stunning charcuterie board, the perfect accoutrement for at-home entertaining in style.

Click here to purchase some of Leslee's featured wines

Tuesday, May 5, at 2pm CST
Designs of the Week: Black and White with Summer Kath, EVP Product Development at Cambria
Join us as Summer provides an in-depth look at Cambria’s best-selling black and white designs—a classic pairing that never goes out of style. Summer will show us inspired combinations and how elements like paint, plumbing fixtures, and cabinetry can accent these designs. Come with your Cambria design questions.

Thursday, May 7, at 4pm CST Cooking Lynhall's Signature Chicken with Anne Spaeth and Chef Nettie Anne Spaeth, owner of The Lynhall restaurant, takes us on a virtual tour of her market-inspired European restaurant, bakery, event space, and kitchen studio featuring Cambria Ella™ and Queen Anne™ with our revolutionary Cambria Matte™ finish on countertops and bistro tables. After the tour, Chef Nettie will prepare The Lynhall’s signature rotisserie chicken with onion and mushroom demi and basmati rice.

Tuesday, May 12, at 2pm CST
Creating a Moodboard with Domino Magazine Style Director Benjamin Reynaert
A moodboard is a great way to mix and match colors, patterns, materials, and other design elements when starting a new build or remodeling project. Benjamin will be creating a moodboard that showcases his love for visual storytelling. Check out our Instagram Stories for the takeover and get inspired for your next project!

Thursday, May 14, at 7pm CST
A Summer Dinner by Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla
With an impressive career spanning nearly three decades, Elizabeth Blau is a James Beard Award nominee and founder and CEO of restaurant development company Blau + Associates. She is largely credited with transforming Las Vegas into the world-class culinary destination it is today. Her latest project, Honey Salt, is a Las Vegas restaurant she created with her husband, Chef Kim Canteenwalla. Join Elizabeth and Kim as we tour their home kitchen, featuring Cambria Brittanicca Gold™ and watch them create some of their favorite summer recipes including a charcuterie and cheese board starter, red Sangria cocktail, paella, and summer berry spoon bread for dessert.

Tuesday, May 19, at 2pm CST
Designs of the Week: A Classic Navy Palette with Summer Kath, EVP Product Development at Cambria 
This week, Summer will explore Cambria’s navy designs and demonstrate unexpected new combinations to enhance this classic color. Summer will also demonstrate how elements like paint, plumbing fixtures, and cabinetry can elegantly complement these designs. Cambria design questions are welcomed.

Thursday, May 21, at 4pm CST
Steak 101 with Chef Mike DeCamp at P.S. Steak Restaurant
Mike DeCamp is culinary director with Jester Concepts, the team behind famed Minneapolis restaurants including Borough, Parlour, Monello, and now P.S. Steak, where a dramatic Cambria bar featuring our Islington™ design greets customers. Join Chef DeCamp for a tour of P.S. Steak’s kitchen where he’ll teach us how to cook a great steak at home. Don’t miss it!

Tuesday, May 26, at 2pm CST
Creating a Moodboard with Domino Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Jessica Romm Perez
Cambria is excited to welcome Jessica Romm Perez, editor-in-chief of Domino Magazine, a leading interior design publication and website. Check out our Instagram Stories for the takeover and prepare to be inspired by Jessica’s moodboard ideas!

Thursday, May 28, at 4pm CST
Fhima’s Famous CousCous and Cocktail with Award-Winning Chef, David Fhima
Chef Fhima, famed restauranteur behind Louis XIII, Mpls. Café, and now Fhima’s Minneapolis, will take us on a virtual tour of his new restaurant in a historic Art Deco space downtown. Staying true to the history of the building, David revitalized the space with Cambria Brittanicca Gold™ and Galloway™, which are featured on the striking curved bar at the entrance and on tables throughout the dining room. After the tour, join David in the kitchen where he will make his signature Moroccan CousCous paired with a Fhima’s signature cocktail.

Tuesday, June 9, at 2pm CST ­­
Designing a Moodboard with Domino Editor Sophie Miura
What’s on the mood board—and the radar—of an influential design magazine and website’s Digital Content Director? Check out Sophie Miura’s takeover of Cambria’s Instagram for a glimpse of her latest design ideas.

Tuesday, June 16, at 2pm CST
Warm Neutrals with Summer Kath, EVP Product Development at Cambria
Summer Kath, EVP Product Development at Cambria, will explore a palette made up of warm neutral Cambria designs. Summer will show us full slabs live at the Cambria Production Facility and talk about what other design elements work well with her selections. Come with your Cambria design questions for this Instagram live event!

Tuesday, June 23, at 2pm CST ­­
Designing a Moodboard with Kate Berry of Domino Magazine
Kate Berry serves as executive creative director of the influential design publication and website, Domino. See how the woman who directs the look and feel of this creative inspiration uses moodboards in her creative process. You’ll want to see how she takes over our Instagram Story.

Thursday, June 25, at 2pm CST ­­
American-Made Brands: Behind the Scenes with True Residential
Cambria welcomes industry partner and fellow American-made, family-owned brand True Residential. Cambria and True have partnered together on a number of projects, including a trade show build at KBIS 2020. Tune in for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of True’s production facility, located just outside of St. Louis, and get a first look at what is new in product development from this iconic appliance manufacturer.

Tuesday, June 30, at 2pm CST ­­
American-Made Brands: Behind the Scenes with Room & Board
Cambria welcomes our friends from Room & Board, partners in the recently launched Pren Collection—a furniture collaboration between our two Minnesota-based brands. Elise Nipcon, outside sales manager for Room & Board, will pull back the curtain on the beautiful corporate campus, giving us an inside look at where the magic happens. Learn more about this storied brand’s history and the welcoming spaces that inspire its employees daily to create modern American-made furniture and home décor collections.

Wednesday, July 8, at 4:30pm CST
Lake Forest Showhouse 2020 Tour
Summer Kath will host a tour of the Lake Forest Showhouse 2020, impressively featuring Cambria installations in seven rooms. Summer will be interviewing the designers of the Showhouse, giving us an inside look into the design process as well as the finished product.

Thursday, July 9, at 4pm CST
Possibilities and Previews with Summer Kath, EVP of Product Development at Cambria
One of the many exciting things about working at Cambria is the opportunity to see new possibilities every day. Summer Kath gets to spend her time thinking about what designs can accomplish—what visions they can enhance, what nuance they can add, how they can transform the old into the new. In this conversation, Summer previews some powerful new possibilities.

Wednesday, July 15, at 2pm CST
American-Made Brands: Home Tour of The Woodland House
Jamie Van Dixhorn, industry expert, and her husband Dave wanted to escape downtown Chicago and build the country home of their dreams. Take a look inside this stunning home featuring Kohler’s luxury line as well as Cambria’s Whitehall™, Carrick™, Ella™, and more. Tune in to see how urban modernism transcends to rural Kohler, Wisconsin.

Thursday, July 23, at 2pm CST
American-Made Brands: Behind the Scenes with Hennepin Made
Hennepin Made shares Cambria’s values: American-made craftsmanship and passionate innovation. This behind-the-scenes tour illuminates the process at their hand-blown modern lighting studio. After the tour, we’ll grab a virtual cappuccino at Parallel, their studio coffee shop which shows off Cambria’s Rosedale™ countertops in a new light.

Thursday, July 30, at 2pm CST
Inside St. Paul’s Cafe Latte
People have been flocking to St. Paul’s Cafe Latte for nearly 36 years. Join owner Bryce Quinn for a tour of their newly renovated space, highlighting the striking Cambria Snowdon White™ countertops throughout. Of course, you’ll want to stay and watch the top pastry chefs in the region apply the finishing touches to some of Cafe Latte’s legendary cakes.