Outdoor Entertaining

Published July 05, 2017

Summer has finally arrived and it’s time to start entertaining outdoors. This season elevate your outdoor entertaining space with these easy do-it-yourself decor ideas. Open your doors to beautiful alfresco meals and create the perfect entertaining space for your guests.... Continue reading →

Stylish Food Garnishes

Published May 26, 2017

Learning how to make simple food garnishes is not difficult. When you plate your food like a professional your guests will be impressed. Garnishes make a meal stand out as something special. Adding a few food garnishes is always a... Continue reading →

Tips For Showering Guests

Published August 25, 2016

Today’s baby showers seem to be less traditional and more focused on fun. Gone are the days when we used to cringe at games that were forced upon us. Today, the atmosphere seems to be more relaxed and carefree, allowing... Continue reading →

Creative Hostess Gifts

Published August 10, 2016

Arriving at an evening dinner party with a little something for the host is always nice. It doesn’t have to be an expensive gift but it can be something special that shows a little creativity. Here are a few affordable... Continue reading →

Candles 101

Published July 31, 2016

I’ve always felt that outdoor candles make an outdoor space feel luxurious. There’s nothing prettier than the soft glow of an outdoor candle on your dining table during the summer months. Before you run out and purchase a variety of... Continue reading →

Maintaining Your Barbecue Grates

Published July 13, 2016

Any good chef would agree that a great charbroiled steak is only as good as the barbecue used to prepare it. Keeping your barbecue grates in good condition is an important factor to keep in mind when maintaining your barbecue... Continue reading →

St. Patrick's Day Garnishes

Published March 16, 2016

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day comes with many traditions, one of which is to enjoy an Irish beverage. Get yourself into the St. Patrick's Day spirit with these simple and fun garnishes. Use them on the side of martini and highball... Continue reading →


Published January 21, 2016

Vinyl is back in vogue in the music world. Although, if you ask my husband he will say it never went out of style. It's great to see the revitalization of the old hits playing on the turntable as well... Continue reading →

Look To Nature To Inspire Your Thanksgiving Table Setting

Published October 07, 2015

I love this time of year in Vancouver. The leaves are changing and the weather is still reasonably sunny and warm. We really are fortunate to live in such a beautiful city. If you are planning to host this year's... Continue reading →

A Shade Better Than The Rest

Published September 25, 2015

Inexpensive wine glasses can become attractive candlelight features on your next dinner party table with the use of vellum paper and tea lights. This idea is not a new one but it's a good one and really adds pizazz to... Continue reading →