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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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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A quick pickle VERT

Recipe for a Quick Pickle

An easy “pickle” recipe that’s great for home or as a gift. I had a great Bloody Mary at Silverado…

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Fran Berger and Gift Wrapping tips

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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New Years Day Open House

A New Holiday Party Idea for your New Year’s Celebration

Start a new tradition for ringing in the New Year with an Open House! One of the best times of…

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