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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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A Handy Tipping Guide for the Holidays

The easy "how-to" for tipping during the holidays. We all have service people that help us throughout the year, but…

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Tips for Wrapping Presents for the Holidays

Isn't it time to change up your Christmas wrapping skills? I was always the gift wrapper at my house while…

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How to Plan Your Holiday Shopping

SIX SHOPPING TIPS to help you from being “cyber-crazy” this holiday.   It’s that time again – time for the…

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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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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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The Art of ordering from a menu

Don’t covet your neighbor’s dinner – order for flavor and experience! Reading a menu at your favorite restaurant can be…

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End of Another Year, Start of New Possibilities

Time to bring your Friends and Family together around your table! Wow!  How did it get to be January already? …

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I Propose a Ban on the word “Should”

Stop saying “should” when you really mean “must.” My Mother was a very smart lady.  I didn’t realize it growing…

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Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

What happens when you put meaning behind your words. I had some very interesting requests over the more than 20…

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Practice Makes Perfect? Not so fast.

Practice something imperfectly, and you’ll be worse off. We’ve been told since we were very young that if you want…

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