Stylish Entertaining

An Intimate Library Supper

A romantic library supper revolves around delicious food, warm atmosphere and most importantly great company. If procrastinating is your strong suit, and you still haven’t made reservations to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Danielle’s cupids are here to save the day and make you look like a super hero! Here are some full-proof steps for planning a heartfelt [...]

Raspberry Souffle with Raspberry Sauce

RASPBERRY SOUFFLÉ WITH RASPBERRY SAUCE Raspberry Sauce ½ cup sugar 1 pint fresh raspberries 1. Combine ¼ cup water and ½ cup sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool. 2. Pour sugar-water mixture into a blender; add raspberries. Blend until smooth, then strain through a mesh colander over a bowl and reserve. Th[...]

Planning a Heartfelt Dinner at Home

If procrastinating is your strong suit and you still haven’t made dinner reservations to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Danielle’s cupids are here to save the day and make you look like a super hero! Here are some full-proof steps for planning a heartfelt dinner at home: Make the dinner occasion extra special by drawing up some beautiful invitations and popping[...]

Make Them Feel Special With Valentine's Dinner Invitations

Nothing says I love you like a handwritten letter, or in this case a beautiful invitation. Invite your guest to a Valentine's Day dinner with thoughtful invites. Whether they are handwritten or printed, a cordial invite will make them feel extra special.  If you're sparse on time, there are plenty of online sites where you can find fabulous invites. H[...]

Root on the Falcons with a Cherry Vodka Cocktail!

Hooray ... it's only two days until the Super Bowl and I'm so excited to share one of my fave cocktails. Cherry Vodka Cocktail is so refreshing and takes little preparation so you can focus on the big game and entertaining your family and friends. Have a wonderful weekend ... Go Falcons! And plenty of pretty things to use while entertaining! Trays [...]

Big Game Tailgate Cocktails

There's nothing like good tailgate cocktails! The biggest game of the season is just days away! Today we will share two tasty drinks guaranteed to score big with your family and friends. Enjoy! - - - - - Cranberry Mint Julep 1 oz. cranberry juice 2 oz. your favorite Bourbon - mine is Bulleit 2 sprigs of mint 1 oz. lime flavored club soda 1. [...]

A Texas Twist for Houston's Big Game

I know it's only Wednesday ... but I've been so busy this week that I'm ready to share one of my Super Bowl Cocktails with you. My version of the Texas Twist (and hopefully the Falcons performance on Sunday) will put a smile on your face! Here are a few ideas to inspire! Bamboo Ice Bucket Brushstroke Trays B &[...]

Super Bowl Recipe of the Day - Spicy Caramel Bacon Popcorn

Ingredients 5-6 slices of bacon Nonstick cooking spray 3 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ cup popcorn kernels 1½ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup almonds 3½  cups brown sugar 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 teaspoons fine sea salt   Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment and lay ba[...]

A Super Bowl-Worthy Cocktail

No matter which coast your team hails from, bacon is a sure-fire crowd pleaser. And if you want to go the extra mile to impress your guests, try my Spicy Caramel Bacon Popcorn recipe. Save some for me! BLOODY MARY Ingredients Celery salt 1 Lemon juice 1 Lime juice 2 oz Vodka (freeze Vodka overnight) 6 oz Premade Bloody Mary Mix (Freshies is my favor[...]

For Festive Floral Occasions

What do you get when you are blessed with the incredible talent of Veranda Magazine, floral decor in honor of The New York Botanical Garden, a bevy of exclusive design houses and creative entrepreneurs at the top of their game? The Star of the Party Being a part of the Veranda New York Botanical Garden Orchid Dinner is always a thrill. It is an exciting [...]



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