Thursday, March 30, 2023

Music Memory is a Powerful Link: Rediscovered Artifacts Leads A Walk Down Memory Lane to Jazz, Blues, & Rock N'Roll


Do you believe in music “miracles?” 

It’s hard not to make a link or connection that there is a manifestation of some divine intervention when more than one vintage music memory makes an encore appearance in your life. 


Here’s what made center stage this week… 

Friday, March 24, 2023

How to Orchestrate An "Eargasm" Tablescape ~ An Entertaining Ode to Music Table Design


Beethoven said that “Music is like a dream.”

Who am I to disagree with Ludwig! In fact, I believe that it can be argued that music moves us, speaks to us with intimacy, ignites our passions more than other art forms…

It permeates and infuses other, artful pursuits.

Not surprisingly then, Music did inspire my latest, creative tablescape design.

A few things led me to orchestrate a music themed table design.

Friday, March 17, 2023

Green With Envy ~ Wearin’ of The Green Table Style to Spark St. Patrick's Day Tablescapes


What is your green tablescape design to welcome friends and family for a green St. Patrick's Day meal?

I hope you're inspired by my Éirinn go Brách homage to Irish influence.

Just like every good garden design, good tablescape design also tells a story …

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Ein Tost! A Glittery Salute to All Quiet on the Western Front Featuring a Glamorous, Gold Cocktail Recipe


Ok. Ok. My bad.  In my last post about the glamorous Oscar~inspired Best Picture cocktails, I didn’t include All Quiet on the Western Front ~ the international film that won many awards, including the Oscar for Best International Feature.  It is a breathtaking movie.  

So I thought I’d correct my omission and share my German inspired, glittery, glamorous cocktail and food companion with you here.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Raise a Glass to Best Picture Inspired Glamorous Cocktail Recipes For a Glam Oscar Party


Whether you’re hosting an Oscar party for a crowd this year (yeah for co-mingling), or watching the small screen solo, here’s a few Oscar-worthy cocktails to sip while you indulge in this glamorous peek into a world of fantasy.

Why, even the red carpet is a nod to a worthy champagne toast. Stars will strut their style on a champagne carpet for the first time. 

Here's a sparkling menu of cocktail recipes inspired by the best picture nominees to make your awards show glamorous ~ and delicious ~ and fun.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Philadelphia Flower Show Highlights & Guide to the Kinetic ‘Garden Electric’ ~ Plus The Winners!

Every year the nation's largest and the world’s longest-running horticultural event promises and features stunning displays by some of the world’s premier floral and landscape designers at the Philadelphia Flower Show, hosted by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS).  

For me, the show never fails to spark design ideas for the garden, indoor plant compositions and my tablescapes. 

The design inspiration for this year’s theme, “The Garden Electric,” is dedicated to the spark 
of joy that comes from flowers and gardens. Designers created works of art featuring a dazzling array of colors, unique shapes and textures, rich fragrances, multimedia elements, and innovative designs focused on the opulent and celebratory aspects of flowers and gardens.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

What To Drink Now: March Shoulder Season Cocktail Recipes That Are Wonderfully Rich (& Easy!)


How to power up your seasonal happy hours by switching up some magic ingredients. With winter waning in these parts but still very much bearing down on the calendar, I thought you’d enjoy a few simple, easy-to-shake-up cocktail recipes to carry you through the spring shoulder season and toast to March madness. 

After all, there’s lots to celebrate this month: Women’s History Month, The Oscars, World Wildlife Day, Music in Our Schools, St. Patrick’s Day, and more.  Here’s some delicious, rich, garden-to-glass cocktails that will make you a favorite, accomplished mixologist.  

And they are easy to make (Shhhhh ~ no one has to know!)