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Lunch with Friends

champagne luncheon

  What a lovely sound those words have. Food, fun, laughter and friends are the best combination in the world! Simple ribbons and fresh cut greenery elevate boxed lunches to the ‘something special’ category—and pink champagne with raspberries send the whole affair over the top. Why not ‘borrow’ a few of these ideas for your…


Ding Dong cocktails are ready

  Remember when your mother had guests over for coffee or tea? And those cookies and cakes that were served were special treats for us children, too. Mother made this friendly gesture to neighbors regularly, and they returned the favor. Whatever happened to that?  We would often find ourselves loaded in the car headed over…

Warm, Friendly France!

“Warm, friendly France”—what a wonderful saying from the classic Hitchcock movie To Catch a Thief. I can almost see Cary Grant and Grace Kelly walking through the gardens and enjoying the warm summer breezes. These lovely gardens are at the Musée Rodin in Paris—more lovely hydrangea! The gardens are in full bloom now and are…