Which fork to use when?! How to use a fish knife. What is the difference between American and European use of flatware?
On the set of DAYTIME television show this week discussing this and table manners for the holidays with Cyndi and Jerry. Here, we are talking about the "proper" use of the soup spoon! The show airs on Monday. Check your local listings.
To purchase the fabulous French tablecloth pictured here on the show, go here. At $79 it is a beautiful deal and you can also purchase matching napkins. It will be used in my house this holiday season, for sure!
Happy holidays, everyone!
Get a jump start when expecting guests. Check out this simple, super fast pasta sauce for your guests - and you will still have time to enjoy their company! And besides, is Jerry easy on the eyes, or what?
Useful and fun to read! (Review from Anthropologie buyer)
This book goes far beyond usual tips on preparing the guest bathroom and making the beds. Sure it gives a lot of such advice as well. But even more importantly, it helps us to slow down, and look at the visit from other people's side, being it host's or guest's perspective. Basics of human dynamics and expectations are frequently forgotten when under stress that a visit, especially prolonged one, is sometimes bound to bring. The author reminds us of these, in an honest and humorous way. I especially loved thoughtful chapters on hosting old people and kids. No doubt I'll turn again to this book when my friends and relatives come next time. It's a well-written book, calming, useful, and fun.
Ready for guests? It all starts in the bedroom!
"What makes for truly happy, successful, stress-free visits with family and friends?
It's not the size of your home, or the entertainment you have planned, or the elaborate dinners you have slaved over; it’s your willingness and ability to be cool under pressure, think on your feet, and adjust when necessary." - Kathy Bertone
"Bertone was the epitome of grace, calm and sincerity as she spoke. Her book, “The Art of the Visit,” is visually stunning and full of tips that encompass all of the characteristics that Bertone embodies. - Natalie Strom, Coastal Breeze News
Book Kathy for:
- Information filled segments on successfully visiting and hosting family and friends
- Socializing for success. From cocktail parties and networking events to dinner with the boss, learn what skills you must have to stand out and be remembered.