Category Archives: Entertaining Essentials


MASTER CLASS

Before I dive into today's post, I would like to apologize to those of you who received a second copy of my "pancake post" from last week.  I have been making changes to my site, which has caused a few snafus with Mailchimp.  The good news is that I have added new features, including: widgets […]



PARTY PICKS

Today I'm sharing my "party picks" for the year -- fun supplies that you can have at the ready to make this year more festive and fabulous than ever before!

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BLING BLING, BABY!

My friends and I recently hosted a special milestone birthday celebration for one of our dear friends and I'm sharing a few snaps of the diamond inspired decor as it might provide just the right finishing touch for your New Year's Eve tablescape.

The birthday girl is an unabashed fan of bejeweled and bedazzled EVERYTHING...so […]



SUMMERTIME SIPS

If you are on "sundowner" duty this weekend -- no problemo, you've got it covered.  Today I'm sharing a few refreshing recipes sure to please teetotalers and cocktail seekers alike.  The first recipe is for a "No Heat-o," which can easily be transformed into a MOJITO with the addition of a few shots of your […]



SUMMER LOVIN’

Summer entertaining season is almost upon us!  Here are some of my favorite things to have on hand to add spice, sparkle and whimsy to all of those planned (and -even better- unplanned!) summertime celebrations:

 

EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES

I just love Kate Spade's "Larabee Dot" Rose Bowl:

 

It's classic shape and perfect proportions […]



MILES’ STYLE

If you are searching for something fun and fresh to spice up your summertime soirées...look no further than Oscar de la Renta's new line of tableware, inspired by the tropical setting of his home in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

 

 

The collection is a collaboration with the much celebrated designer - Miles Redd […]



AT YOUR SERVICE

Juliska might just be the Goldilocks of tableware: not too plain, not too fancy and not too precious.  In other words...just right.  While I certainly appreciate a wide range of tableware styles and enjoy picking up unique pieces in the course of my travels, I keep coming back to Juliska because I find the line […]