Open up your home and celebrate

Entertain like an Italian and Enjoy the Spirt of the Aperitivo

Enjoy the relaxed pace and informality of a timeless continental style. One of the reasons I became a restaurateur is…

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Home Entertaining in Style: The best way to build a collection of fine silver and crystal

The secret: estate sales, flea markets, thrift stores. And they’re fun! For some folks, having the perfect set of home…

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Enjoy an afternoon wine spriz

Two Drink Recipes, for a Nice Summer Afternoon Spritz

Bringing you 2 fabulous spritz drinks to help you keep cool during California’s dog days of summer-early fall. It’s not…

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Wine glasses with Fran

How will you pick the perfect wine glasses for your home?

With so many options, designs, and ideas sometimes it’s hard to settle on a choice – unless you have some…

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Don't be confused by etiquette

Party Etiquette: Which bread plate is mine?

This tip will save you from the embarrassment of grabbing the wrong bread plate (or wine glass) at a formal…

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Negroni is a great summer drink

Summer Cocktail idea for you and your friends

La Dolce Vita with a Negroni cocktail recipe: gin, Campari, Vermouth and a twist of Orange peel. Even if you’ve…

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Hydrangea and Fran Berger

Flowers for Home Décor – How to keep Hydrangeas fresher longer

A popular ornamental plant is our favorite home flower decoration - hydrangea! The name “hydrangea” may or may not ring…

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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 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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