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cocktailsA Picnic by the Sea-- Part 2
Now that you all know how to prepare for a French Picnic and its main courses, here is how to cap the night off in the perfect fashion!Continue reading
entertainingA Picnic by the Sea
You don't have to be in the south of France to have a picnic inspired by the sea! A seaside inspired soiree is a great way to entertain for the summer. Get my exact French Picnic look featured in my book!Continue reading
cocktailsFriday Night Cocktail-Limoncello!
This week for our Friday Five O'Clock Cocktails, I'm sharing my very own recipe on how to make a great tart Limoncello! This perfectly fresh cocktail gives you a taste of France no matter where you are!Continue reading
stylish entertainingFourth of July Entertaining
It’s not what you serve, it’s how you serve it! A little bit of extra effort can go a long way, but it doesn’t have to be expensive to be enjoyable... Here are some low cost, high impact decor that can add some pizzazz to your 4th of July celebration, along with some of my favorite recipes that can't be overlooked for this Independence Day!Continue reading
stylish entertainingChampagne and The Art of Entertaining: How to Sabrage a Bottle of Bubbly!
Champagne makes everything better and popping open a bottle of bubbly makes any occasion a celebration. Even the dullest of days become brighter when sipping champagne! My Instagram friends know...Continue reading
stylish entertainingSignature Cocktails – Flavor and Fortune
Next up in our series of signature holiday cocktails – the Flavor and Fortune! Skip the gingerbread men because this persimmon syrup is just as flavorful. Gin is always a classic...Continue reading
stylish entertainingMust Have Cocktail Accoutrements
BRUSHED METAL BAR CART“This lovely bar cart is a perfect blend of style and function. Exhibiting ample bottle storage and three glass shelves for all your bar accessories this bar...Continue reading
stylish entertainingLet it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, and since you’ve a place to go… Usher your company in to enjoy a tableau of frozen vodka to...Continue reading
stylish entertainingSignature Cocktails: Apple Pie Old Fashioned
The finale in our series of signature holiday cocktails – the Apple Pie Old Fashioned! Warm up by the fire place with a seasonal take on a classic Old Fashioned. It...Continue reading
stylish entertainingMmmmm! Cranberry Pecan Tart!
Perhaps you have lingering houseguests and even some leftover cranberries and pecans taking up space in your pantry? This tart is a delicious way to feed those loved ones and...Continue reading
entertainingGive your Picnic a Gourmet Twist
Having a gourmet picnic doesn't mean you have to abandon simplicity. Instead, focus on foods that rely on natural flavors and don't need to be heated at the last minute....Continue reading
stylish entertainingTips to Hosting a Spring Brunch
I'm beyond THRILLED to share my entertaining tips for hosting a spring brunch! Over the next week we will share entertaining tips, a cocktail recipe and flower arranging pointers sure to...Continue reading
cocktailsRoot 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...Continue reading
cocktailsA 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...Continue reading
stylish entertainingA 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...Continue reading
stylish entertainingTalking Entertaining With Jada Loveless
The following excerpt is from Danielle's conversation with Jada as part of the article, '5 Questions for: Entertaining Expert Danielle Rollins.' The story was originally posted on the Jada Loveless...Continue reading
entertainingIt's Time For An Authentic Comfort Meal!
I love to take advantage of the last little bits of fall and enjoy a beautiful meal outside. The leaves set the most spectacular scene for dinner in my backyard,...Continue reading
entertainingA Southern Tailgate
That time of year is here again and I'm so excited! One of the greatest traditions dear to the hearts of college football fans everywhere is tailgating so last year...Continue reading
entertainingDon't Stop the Music!
Essence comes from the Greek expression that means ti esti, literally “what it is.” I start here when planning—what is it I want to accomplish? What kind of party do...Continue reading