When you’re invited to someone’s home, whether it be a dinner party, an afternoon coffee or a weekend visit, it is still customary to bring a gift or small offering as a token of appreciation. Friends may try to dissuade you from bringing anything, but even a small gesture expresses gratitude and friendship.
When organizing a party, whether it be a small dinner with friends, a child’s birthday or a sizeable soirée, there are always several considerations to make during the planning process, which help to create a successful, fun gathering. Whether lavish or simple, here are some tips when preparing.
Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging based on the philosophy of keeping nature and humanity in harmony.
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Wonderland has become one of my favorite holiday table settings. It rings in the winter season and is neutral enough for any holiday celebration.
For me, Halloween has always been about unabashedly indulging in sweet treats for one night of the year – or maybe a few days in October, but who’s counting? I do have a sweet tooth so I’m just as guilty as every kid wanting to rip into Halloween bags to see the loot – what could be more fun?!
Enjoying a lobster dinner on Nantucket is perhaps one of the greatest joys in life. After a long day at the beach, we ordered our lobsters ‘steamed and cracked’ from Sayle’s Seafood which allowed for a pre-meal sunset cocktail and got us one step closer to getting our dinner on the table.
Summer evenings are made for casual, relaxing dinners with friends and family. The air is warm, the days are longer, and the sound of cicadas fills the air.
Valentine’s Day is a chance to spoil the person or people you love. It’s a way to show appreciation for people in your life even through small gestures, notes and deeds.
There is nothing more beautiful in the winter than a fresh snowfall that covers the land in a blanket of white. It’s clean and crisp and the world becomes silent. This was my inspiration for the Winter Wonderland theme.