Candle Holders from Pottery Barn

How to Prevent a Holiday Party Nightmare

Five things you can do RIGHT NOW to prepare for any holiday gathering – for the rest of the year!…

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Fran's Reset Diet

The Reset Diet

A diet that helps you think about more than just your weight. Truth be told, I’m not a good “diet”…

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From Plated - a meal kit

What about those Meal Kit Delivery Services?

Review of the top 5 meal kits – for pleasure, convenience, and flavor! A friend of mine goes on frequent…

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Wine Etiquette

The Delicate Etiquette of the Last drop of Wine

Some customs just make the whole art of entertaining that much more fun! When I was very young, my parents…

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italian tomato sauce

My Favorite Secret Italian Sauce

You’ll flip when you see how easy it is. Anyone who knows me knows that I love all types of…

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Fran Berger - beer steamed clams

My best recipe for Beer Steamed Clams

Want to try cooking Clams? Try my “beer steamers” - so easy to do. I know a lot of my…

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tipping etiquette

Etiquette for Tipping

Yes, there is such thing as proper manners for tipping! A friend told me a story about going out to…

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Rose Wine, with Gruet Brut Rose

Rosé is a Rose by Any Other Name?

There’s just so much more to your wine than just a name! First, a little story. I was with a…

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Reading PLU Labels on Fruits and Veggies

How to tell if that fruit or veggie is actually organic!

A kitchen hack that makes it easy to tell the difference between organic and GMO produce. I work very hard…

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Fran's Skincare Summer

Summer Skin Lifestyle tip: Gently and Regularly Rain or Shine

It’s never too late to start taking care of your skin. When we were little kids we never thought about…

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magnums as tabletop centerpiece

Entertaining at home with Magnums

How to use Magnums as a centerpiece for your dinner table. Entertaining at home presents a fun challenge for me…

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Broiled Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobster - The Palm

4 Great Reasons Why Beverly Hills is a “Local Exotic” Travel Destination

Lucky you if you’re a LA Local: “Exotic” Beverly Hills’ is just a drive away! I love to vacation in…

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