Fran Berger Sparkling Punch

A Sparkling ‘Welcome’ Drink for Your Guests

A great recipe for a truly fruity drink: Freixenet, Cointreau, Cranberries, and Oranges! When entertaining at home planning is everything.…

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Fran Berger home decor ideas

Upgrade your Coffee Table or Dining Room Table

Make a statement with cool accents and fabulous conversation starters. A lesson I learned from my mother: if it has…

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Happy Valentine's Day - from Russia with Love

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Adult Beverage

Celebrate love and friendships with this favorite cocktail recipe. There’s more to a mixed drink than a chunk of fruit,…

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Fran's Super Bowl Tips

How to host an EASY and fun Super Bowl Party

Two big tips and one great recipe idea for #Superbowl #SB52 – Good Food, Good Friends, Great Times. I have…

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Kitchen Updates

Time to Clean out the Kitchen Drawers?

Out with the old tools and the odds gadgets – and make sure you get these must-haves. It’s true that…

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outdoor decor

Tips and Hints for your Outdoor Winter Décor

Because your home should look as good on the outside as it does on the inside. Yards look so sad…

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Bloody Mary Soup

Recipe for a Warm-up: Bloody Mary Soup

A new food memory: try my friend’s recipe for this delicious Bloody Mary Soup. A few years ago, on what…

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s'mores and an outdoor fire pit

Outdoor Dining for (almost) anywhere.

Just because it’s a little chilly outside doesn’t mean you can’t have your party outdoors. I’m not talking about freezing…

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Fran Berger and her cookware.

Is it time to update your cookware?

Celebrate the New Year or a New Home with new non-stick cookware from All-Clad and Staub. Maybe you’ve moved. Maybe…

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Fran Berger 2018 Welcome

Another Year with Sophisticating Living

What I’ve learned about sophisticated living – and how I’m taking it to the next level in 2018. A friend…

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Fran Berger - home decor

How about a New Years’ Day party?

An excellent way to balance a great NYE party is an excellent NYD Open House. New Year’s Eve is a…

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Fran's tipping guide for the holidays

How Much to Tip when I travel?

Tipping guidelines for keeping up with etiquette while traveling. There are general travel tipping guidelines, but during the holidays it’s…

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