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This category offers tips, inspiration and solutions for Winter Gatherings.

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Creating an Easy Holiday Centerpiece with Flowers + Candles

To me flowers make the table! I like to use unexpected vessels for my arrangements but occasionally they aren’t water tight. Here is my quick fix for that and a how-to for creating an easy holiday centerpiece with flowers and candles using a few of my favorite greens – Seeded Eucalyptus and Boxwood clippings as […]

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Holiday Decor Feature in Tampa Bay Metro Magazine

  Recently  I worked with Tampa Bay METRO Magazine to put together The Joy of Entertaining decor feature for the November/December 2014 Issue – you might recall my Posh New Year’s Chic table for two was featured last year. I was able to narrowed it down to 5 of my favorite tables for Fall + Holiday, from […]

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Holiday Planning Essentials Webinar: Harvest + Thanksgiving

  Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? Planning a Harvest Dinner party? Or perhaps your are simply looking to bring this season of bounty into your home with seasonal decor. As much as we love the holiday season it can be a little overwhelming when it comes to juggling work, family, the house and all […]

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Festive Decorations for A Holiday Table

During the holiday season it’s nice to have decorations out that are festive for the entire season. In this video for, I show you two different ideas that you can use for centerpieces. The first is going to be one that you can leave out during the entire season, and then the second is for a […]

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Creating a New Year’s Eve Party Decoration + Favor Display

  In this video for I discuss how to set up party decorations for New Years Eve or any celebration! To watch the video click the image below. If image does not display click HERE. New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite holiday’s. It is the perfect night to host a gathering. Safety […]

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A Posh New Year’s Eve Entertaining Tablescape

New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite holidays and the perfect excuse to set a festive table. Whether you are hosting a dinner party for 20 or preparing a romantic dinner for two, a perfectly set table will set the tone for the entire night. My White & Metallic tablescape was featured in Tampa […]

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Christmas Table Decorations With Fruit & Nuts

Not all centerpieces need to be made from flowers. During the winter season there are a variety of fruits and nuts that become available in the farmers markets. Combining these natural elements with candles creates a beautiful display that can be made ahead of time and placed on your holiday table to greet guests. In […]

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Cranberry Anise Syrup Recipe

Looking for a syrup to flavor desserts, cocktail and your cheese tray, this Cranberry Anise Syrup has the perfect level of sweet, bitter and spiciness to compliment your fall and winter recipes. Place it in an attractive glass jar, tie a ribbon on it and you have a hostess gift to bring along to your […]

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Decorating Christmas Garland with Burlap Ribbon

Decorating Christmas garland with ribbon is easy and a nice way to personalize it for your decor needs. Garland can be used around doorways, but it can be also used on a mantel above a bookcase, or perhaps along a buffet if you’re entertaining. Click the image to start the video or if the image does […]

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Holiday Placesetting Decorating With Grapevine Garland

Grapevine Garland Christmas decorations are a great way to liven up every area of your home, even your breakfast table.   Click image to start video or click here if video does not appear. In this video, for eHow, I talk about grapevine garland Christmas decorations. An easy way to incorporate grapevine garland into the holiday decorations is […]

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10 Tips For A Winning Superbowl Buffet

Super Bowl entertaining is just hours away, you have probably have already invited guests and planned your menu, or perhaps you just decided to have guests over moments ago. Whichever the case may be, the below tips are sure to make you an MVP Host. Actually watching the big game is only half the fun.  […]

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Ready for the Game Day? A Few Favorite Super Bowl Recipe Finds.

Attend a Game Day Gathering and 90% chance there will be Chicken wings  on the menu. Try this recipe spotted on The Daily Meal for high flavor, low fat version with out the guilt by Tosca Rena. Ultimate Baked Artichoke And Spinach Dip spotted on Huffington Post by chef and food blogger Jennifer Segal of Once Upon […]

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Hosting a Brunch Gathering? Consider this Farro Salad Recipe.

Hosting a brunch for friends and family can be an easy way to start entertaining at home. Expectations are usually not as high when compared to a dinner gathering and the overall feel can be anywhere from casual to formal, it is up to you! Consider serving a variety of hot and cold items that […]

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Champagne Selecting Tips

• They say the only legitimate bubbly is the stuff that hails from France’s Champagne region. All others are technically sparkling wine (known as spumante, sekt or vin mousseux in other parts of the world). • Understand what “sweetness” means with regard to champagne. It’s determined by the winemaker during the process of fermentation with […]

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