Bitchin’ Kitchen: A Kitchenware Style Guide


Have you ever found yourself in a situation where groceries haven’t been bought in a week and a half, forcing you to resort to eating overpriced takeout bagels three times a day? One where time is so short that it seems like microwavable mac & cheese is the only option? One where you simply…..don’t feel like cooking anymore? Well, we here at Queen of Hearts and Modern love have just the right tools and tricks to make cooking fun again!

When it comes to owning kitchenware, one tends to choose function over form – for good reason, of course. I mean, who enjoys spending ten minutes scrubbing food that’s stuck to a badly-engineered pan? But, here’s a thought – pots and pans that are functional *and* fashion forward, because let’s face it – there are far too many black and gray appliances. Thankfully, Orla Kiely is here to save us.


Their enamel cookware collection is a genuine gift to this earth. It is vintage-inspired, beautifully decorated, affordable, and just as functional as they are stylish! In-store, we currently have their Green Casserole Dish, Yellow Saucepan, and Orange Butter Dish (pictured above). Additionally, we have a positively darling Orange Pitcher and a handy Thermos. All of these come in Orla Kiely’s signature 70s floral print, and have wooden handles.

“But Alex, what’s the use of investing in this glamorous cookware if I still don’t feel like cooking anything?”, you ask. While this is a perfectly valid concern, it is also very answerable, considering our expansive cookbook selection!


Are you salivating? Me too. These glorious food pics are featured in “Cherry Bombe“, “Half Baked Harvest“, “My Rice Bowl – Korean Cooking Outside the Lines“, and “Sweet: Desserts from London’s Ottolenghi“, respectively. These cookbooks feature hundreds of unique recipes from a huge variety of cooking styles and cultural perspectives, and between the four of them, you are guaranteed to never run out of new recipes to try…at least for a very, very long time.

“But Alex, where can I get unique and quality handmade ingredients for my new culinary creations? I’m tired of the same old grocery store brands!”, you exclaim. Well, surprise, we have those too!

If you have not heard of Sugar Bob’s handmade maple-based products, you are surely in for a treat.


The original Smoked Maple Syrup is deliciously potent, and used primarily to add dimension to savory dishes! It is particularly lovely in marinades for meat or fish, and also great on pancakes! If you aren’t ready to commit to the regular sized bottle, we have 2oz minis available as well.

After immense maple syrup success, Sugar Bob expanded into the hot sauce market (thank god). These hot sauces have a maple base, and are as smoky and delicious as they sound. We have them in-store and online in Original, Smoked, Verde, and Very Hot varieties. These delectable delicacies also make great gifts for pals!



With these items in your kitchen, life is guaranteed to be just that much more bitchin’. Have fun and get funky, #queenofheartsbabes!

<3 Alex


About Queen of Hearts and Modern Love

Queen of Hearts est. 2006, a fashion boutique featuring cool, covetable jewelry, amazingly adorable dresses, and uniquely perfect accessories. Queen of Hearts also has a large lifestyle, gift and bath & body section. Located in the heart of the arts district in downtown Providence, RI. We have a little sister! Her name is Modern Love est. 2010. She’s a sleek, modern lifestyle store with a gorgeous selection of jewelry and accessories for you and your home. Carrying lines such as Herschel, Brixton, Fjall Raven, Orla Kiely, Paddywax, Crow Canyon and more. Not only do we pride ourselves on our top-notch customer service but, also provide complimentary gift wrapping for all your holiday gifts and treasures. We are also a dog-friendly shopping destination, year-round! We welcome you to step into our cozy, uniquely curated boutique where everyone is welcome. We are open every day!We love to see your beautiful face in person, but if you can't make it visit our new online shop at! Hours: Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Wednesday 11 AM - 6 PM Thursday - Saturday 11 AM - 8 PM
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