What those rubbish Christmas gifts really mean – from underwear and cheap chocolates to dodgy perfumes and new socks.
2020 Christmas etiquette do's and don'ts
2020 is a year like no other. Add Christmas and New Year’s Eve to the list and we will have come full circle. Enjoy the annual traditions in a non-traditional way. For your consideration.
- Prepare For The Worst, Expect The Best. ... Read More »
Growing up in my house, if we didn’t have 20 people for a holiday it wasn’t a holiday. Between the adult and kid tables there was enough food, laughter and noise to last the winter. But Christmas isn’t canceled, and neither is hope. A vaccine is on ... Read More »
How To Celebrate In A World Standing Still
My get out of jail ‘quarantini’ party has long been canceled. Even with a vaccine on the horizon, the silver set and first responders will be the first in line as well they should be. At that rate, masks will ... Read More »
Sunday brunch dessert presentation
Holidays are a time for friends and family, the time when we cook, drink, and eat together, and celebrate good cheer. Here are some tips for doing it in style:
1. What is the ... Read More »
Wallpaper remnant from my powder room tied with Buddha gold ribbon.
Shopping at the mall has been replaced by shopping online. However, unless you have your gift sent directly to the giftee, you still have to wrap ... Read More »
Holiday travel is in full swing, which means crowds and flared tempers at our nation’s airports. With the exception of flying on Air Force One, pleasure and flying do not go hand in hand. Airline travel is becoming more and more uncomfortable ... Read More »
The holidays are the most festive time of year, but they can also be the most tension-filled. Here are some tips on how to have a low-stress season.
• At the holidays, think merry and bright vs. serious ... Read More »
If you’re nervous about hosting Thanksgiving dinner, follow my friends-and-family holiday guide. It’s failproof.
Dress code: Thanksgiving is a casual, fun-filled day, so “smart casual” is the way to go: slacks, sweaters, comfortable clothes to allow for ... Read More »