Fran Berger speed-chill wine

Home Entertaining Tip – How to speed-chill a bottle of white wine

Guests on the way? Forgot to chill the wine? Here’s an old restaurant trick that will get you chilled wine…

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You love green avocados

We love our Avocados GREEN

An easy to remember trick to keep your cut avocados from turning that unappetizing brown. If you have been following…

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Dining room rug

How to get the perfect rug size for your dining room.

Tips for Home Décor – creating the right “balance” between look and function. When I buy rugs for my home,…

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Fran Berger, Home Decor

Enjoy Al Fresco Dining – Even in Winter!

What a great opportunity – to cozy up with warm drinks, hot food, and close friends. The Italians love dining…

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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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