A LOOK BACK…AND AHEAD

Looking back at 2013, I am filled with so many emotions. On this last day of the year, rather than relive the events that the year was comprised of, I choose to look at what I learned from them. I go into 2014 with a new appreciation for each day, with deep gratitude for my family and close friends who supported me through some of the darkest Continue Reading

A GOWN FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE

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I am not a big fan of going out to celebrate New Year's Eve; I would much rather continue the tradition of our perfect night at home - full our favorite foods, cocktails, and music by the warmth of a roaring fire. If we were to be invited to, say, a gala though (!) I would want to be in one of these gowns! Can you blame me?From top to bottom: Continue Reading

CHIC COCKTAlLS – THE HOLIDAY SERIES, PART 2

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This super simple (yet amazing) Cranberry Champagne Cocktail is sure to set a festive mood!Place 1 tablespoon Cointreau and 1 1/2 teaspoons cranberry juice  in each of 8 Champagne glasses. Top with Champagne of your choosing. Drop a few cranberries into each cocktail and serve.  For a little added holiday flair, garnish with a sprig of Continue Reading

A FESTIVE PLATTER

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I don't know about you, but I actually like appetizers better than the main course most of the time. Something about being able to have a variety of tasty bites is more appealing to me than a large plate of one thing. I especially love a great antipasto platter with nice glass of wine (could be my Italian heritage, or could be it is just so darn Continue Reading