Above: Vitta and Soni, two of my friends from fitness classes, in Vitta's kitchen.
My friend Vitta is a gifted interior designer, and her own home is a magnificent example of her skill. Her high-ceilinged kitchen has a number of imaginative details and beautiful appliances and gadgets. Above the tops of the very tall cabinets are glass-fronted display cases, lit to show a collection of glass and ceramic items. Also notable: the pull-out pantry between the refrigerator and ovens, the tempered-glass hood over the cooktop, and the built-in espresso coffee maker (though she says she has not used it). I loved seeing Vitta's kitchen!