August 6, 2014
At Home with Friends

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What guarantees a great party? It’s not the fanciest food, most expensive wines or exotic flowers. Your party is guaranteed to be a success if you are relaxed and having a good time. Your guests take their lead from you. If you are uptight, flustered and nervous, they will feel it and be the same. […]

August 4, 2014
At Home with Friends

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What’s on My Table Summer Solstice

For this party, we started outside in the garden, in a beautiful but completely casual setting. As the sun went down and we finished our cocktail hour, we moved into the dining room for an elegant sit-down dinner. The table setting reflected the fact that the meal was more formal, with everything plated in the […]

August 1, 2014
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Summer Solstice Beverages

The yellow peaches and white nectarines I found at the market were so delicious, I wanted to use them in a white sangria. I decided on a white sangria with tequila and white wine.  Usually, sangria is very sweet with added sugar. This has no added sugar. In fact, I kept it fairly simple, if […]