Supporting Friends

I do my own flower arrangements for my clients but I get my inspiration from a variety of florists across the Bay Area. One of my favorites is Anne Rizoulis.  Anne and I are old friends from our corporate days in specialty retail.  Anne branched out to do flowers several years ago and makes the … More Supporting Friends

Beautiful Ceilings

“Look Up” is this week’s Friday photo challenge and I thought this picture worked nicely with the theme. It’s true that we often spend entire days if not longer looking down or across or ahead of us.  But seldom UP unless we are admiring the sunset or clouds or, as in this case, a beautiful ceiling. … More Beautiful Ceilings


While my blog is primarily about entertaining, I also love taking photographs and all of the photos I publish are my own, taken using my iPhone 6S. I decided to sign up for the Blogging U class Developing Your Eye because I have no formal training and am eager to improve my skills. This is my first … More Home

My July 4th Table

I’m having the family over today because my husband and I will be visiting friends tomorrow on the 4th of July. My festive red, white and blue themed table came together beautifully.  The white table cloth with a white on white rose pattern sets a simple and elegant foundation.  My red linen napkins from Hudson Grace provide a … More My July 4th Table

Pretty in Pink

I love setting a beautiful table. It’s important to me to provide a pretty setting for dinner since my guests and I will be relaxing over the meal for an hour or more. I took this picture when the sun was streaming through our front windows.  The sunlight caught the pink glasses and threw a nice reflection … More Pretty in Pink


Who doesn’t love Paris? I was fortunate to live in Paris as a child.  My dad was transferred there for work and it was an incredible experience for the whole family. I try to go back every year and always make the rounds of my favorite haunts: Place St Sulpice:  we lived right on the … More Paris