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The Perfect Holiday Gift Guide for Women

All you have to do is think about what you’d want as a present. We all want to give the…

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The Perfect Holiday Gift Guide for Men

Don’t settle for predictable – get an early start and go for the unexpected! One of the most difficult things…

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Setting up a home bar? Keep it simple!

10 Simple Tips for setting up your home bar for a holiday party. Home bars do not have to be…

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Stress Free Parties!

Hosting a Stress-Free Holiday Party is easier than you think!

The best part about a Holiday Party is a Relaxed Host – seriously! I’ve seen it more times than I…

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Healthier drinks for the holidays?

Two KEYS for healthier choices from your holiday libations. I’ve been a home entertainer all my adult life. My friends…

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The Making of an Elegant Halloween

The easy way to make your Halloween Party an elegant event. If you know anything about me, you know that…

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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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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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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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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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What is “sophisticated living”?

Sophisticated Living: it’s not what you spend, but what you share. I’m a big advocate for enjoying life.  We only…

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The Right Way to Enjoy Al Fresco Dining

Dining outdoors - perfect for longer, warmer nights. Days are getting longer and the nights are warming up – a…

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