Giveaway: You’re Invited

Giveaway: You’re Invited

Los Angeles-based hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran shares her secrets for perfect parties and takes the art of entertaining to new heights. From the table settings to the decor to the color-coordinated menus, every party she hosts showcases a myriad of inspired...
Giveaway: The Art of the Host

Giveaway: The Art of the Host

I was first introduced to Alex Hitz through our mutual friend Danielle Rollins. Several years ago, Alex shared his tomato bisque with me for a Soup on Sunday post. His secret…strong coffee! It gives the bisque a superior depth and flavor. It’s a trick I...
Backstory: A Late Lazy Breakfast

Backstory: A Late Lazy Breakfast

Excerpt for my book Entertaining at Home. Outtake photos by Matthew Mead While some people prefer eating in more formal spaces, Debbie Propst, former President of One Kings Lane, and her family gather in their breakfast nook for most meals. Nestled within a...
Backstory: A Gathering in the Greenhouse

Backstory: A Gathering in the Greenhouse

Excerpt for my book Entertaining at Home. Outtake photos by Matthew Mead Perched atop a small hill in Birmingham, Alabama, sits Shoppe, a beloved plant and flower emporium housed in a Victorian-style greenhouse and a 1920s bungalow. The store is just across the street...

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