December 2015

How to Stock and Style Your Bar

Whether you just like a good glass of scotch to knock back after a long day or you entertain regularly, it’s handy to have all your alcoholic offerings…

Thoughts on Christmas Past

While I was growing up, it seemed to me that our Christmas celebrations were invariable from one year to the next. The itinerary was always the same: gathering…

Easy Holiday Nibbles

Entertaining during the holidays should be a joy for the host or hostess as well as guests. Whether you’re accommodating a crowd for several days or throwing one…

Set a Sensational Christmas Table

After you’ve attended holiday services, exchanged gifts, and watched umpteen holiday movies, Christmas dinner can seem almost anticlimactic. Give this special feast its due with a table setting…

Gracious Hosting: A Holiday-Ready Guest Room

When guests arrive for an overnight stay, provide a welcoming and comfortable room that anticipates their needs. The holidays are a busy time for everyone, so thoughtfully stocking…

Paint an Area Rug

If you’ve got a space for an area rug that’s larger than your wallet, create a faux rug with paint. It’s the ideal solution for a damaged, stained,…

How to Choose a Rug

Area rugs can do so much to warm up a room that they’re the ideal way to winterize your home. And as anyone who’s watched The Big Lebowski knows,…

Savory Soup Buffet: The Drinks

Soup’s on! When the weather turns cold, gather friends for a cozy night in and serve a heartwarming buffet of savory soups. And don’t forget the beverages. Set…

Host a Savory Soup Buffet: The Menu

Soup’s on! When the weather turns cold, gather friends for a cozy night in and serve a heartwarming buffet of savory soups.            …