Decorating A Side Table For Any Room

Side tables are much more than a place to set our drinks and accessories. They are the perfect blank canvas for expressing creativity, showcasing personal style, and displaying artful home accents.  From selecting the perfect lamp to arranging cherished mementos,...

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Apéritifs vs. Digestifs: A Guide to Before-and-After Dinner Drinks

Nothing elevates an elegant evening quite like pre- and post-dinner drinks. Apéritifs set the mood and kick off conversation before a meal, while digestifs provide a relaxing and satisfying conclusion to a decadent dinner. Both drinks serve as a sophisticated...

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Wedding Gift Etiquette and Ideas for Second Marriages

Second marriages can lead to questions on wedding etiquette: what should you give? How much should you spend? And do you need to give a wedding gift if you’ve already given one in the past? Wedding gift etiquette and ideas...

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14 Unforgettable Wedding Gifts for Older Couples

When someone finds love later in life, it’s time to celebrate! A wedding gift is a perfect way to honor a couple’s new journey together, no matter their age or where they are in life. Searching for the perfect gift...

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Level Up Your Gift Giving with Fran's Groom Gift Ideas

One way to celebrate that a special man in your life is getting married is by sharing a token of your affection. You can mark the occasion by giving a thoughtful, luxurious groom gift that will forever remind him of...

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Fran's Fabulous Wedding Gift Basket Ideas

The only thing better than presenting a couple with a fabulous and thoughtful gift to celebrate their wedding is giving a basket filled with fabulous and thoughtful gifts!  Gift baskets are a perfect way to show love, care, and support...

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Fran Berger Restaurant Guide Featuring Chopin Vodka

Whether at home or traveling (as I so love to do!) there are always opportunities for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. Chopin is one such luxury and my drink of choice when I’m not enjoying a wine or Champagne....

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Wedding Gift Giving: A Modern Wedding Gift Etiquette Guide

Great news! Someone you love is getting married. It’s time for celebrating, gathering — and gift-giving.  Gift-giving is a wedding tradition that goes back hundreds of years. For centuries, wedding gifts have been a way to provide couples with what...

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Champagne Flute vs Coupe: Choosing the Perfect Glass for Your Sparkling Wine

You’ve found a perfect bottle of sparkling wine for your special occasion. Now, it’s time to find the perfect glass. Let’s compare the champagne flute vs coupe glass to see what is right for you and your bubbly.  Both champagne...

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Get Boho Vibes With These Stunning Table Decor Tips

In the world of boho chic, the magic is in the details, and your table decorations are an essential part of creating the enchanting ambiance you desire.  From layered fabrics to wildly beautiful flowers, to handmade crystal candles and carefully...

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Hosting the Ultimate Dinner Experience

Laying the Foundation for a Memorable Dinner You can create some of life’s most cherished memories gathered at the dinner table. Even the smallest of moments can be celebrated, leaving lasting impressions on your guests for years to come. Entertaining...

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How To Entertain Guests At Home - Tips For Hosting At Home

Hosting an event in your home, whether big or small, can be a rewarding and exhilarating experience. With a little effort - and a lot of love - you can delight your guests with welcoming spaces, opportunities for connection and...

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There is something very special about drinking tea out of a beautiful cup

There is something very special about drinking tea out of a beautiful teacup.  Most people use mugs – you know, the same ones they use for coffee, soup, even ice cream?  Just imagine how different it would be if you...

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Help! I’m Having a Party – How Much Wine do I Need?

Do the Wine Math: It’ll save your party every time. I get asked a lot about how much wine is needed for a party and my answer is always the same: do the Wine Math. No, it’s not New Math...

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Sophisticated Living – What is it?

More important, how to I obtain it? I often talk about sophisticated living and how everyone can live their lives that way.  But, I think many people are confused about what I mean and how to achieve it in their...

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What’s the Best Summer Beverage in this Heat?

The simplest spritzer to help keep you cool in this heat. It’s summer. It’s hot, even in the evening. You have friends coming over and no one wants red wine. Even rosé just doesn’t seem cold enough. What to do?...

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Tips on Storing and Serving Wine

How do you know if you’re doing it right? Picture it:  You’re at a good restaurant with friends and one of them is a self-proclaimed wine snob so you hand him the wine list.  He chooses what he says will...

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How to set up a hot beverage station for your morning ‘brew’.

It’s so easy to create a place for coffee or tea in your kitchen. We all have our routines that we follow in the morning.  It might be that you jump up and head straight to the gym with just...

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Use Your Move to Declutter your Entertaining Spaces

How to replace ‘pack and move’ with a little ‘edit and love’. I love my clients and I love my friends even more. So, when a great friend, who is also a client, calls me and says she’s sold her...

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Dress up your table with just the right placemats!

For every meal you host, there’s a place setting that’s perfect to celebrate the event and mood. When I think about all the best dinners I’ve attended or planned, I found that the tiniest details made a huge difference. That’s...

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