Saving Graces: Manners

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Wherever the holidays take you, remember to bring your manners-

I read a wonderful article in the latest Bon Appétit that was written by Ben Schott and the editors. It was a fantastic compilation of  MODERN MANNERS reminders for hosts and guests, specific to Thanksgiving, but appropriate for any occasion. Here are a few of my favorite pointers: [Read more…]

The Guests Are Coming: Prepare For the Holidays.


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The holidays are literally around the corner. Have you thought about the details of your own entertaining, or the proper ways to say THANK YOU to those who will be entertaining you in the coming weeks? I have put together a list, with links, to help you prepare for the holidays (in time), most at below retail prices. If you have ideas to add to this list, I hope you will [Read more…]

Shop Dallas: Madison- for the Perfect Gift

Highland Park Village

The next best thing to receiving a light blue Tiffany’s box would have to be receiving a gift with the Madison signature blue and white striped ribbon. You just KNOW it’s going to be something great inside. Madison is a gorgeous store nestled in the high end shops of Highland Park Village, brimming with chic and  tasteful objects for the home. It is one of my favorite places to [Read more…]

The Gracious Guest

Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already here, teeing off the start of many holiday parties.  Will you be a host or a gracious guest? There is nothing better than showing up with the perfect gift for your host. It is a safe bet to go with something related to entertaining. Here are some thoughts with links included:

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These giant cubes make quite a statement and help cocktails & beverages keep their cool.  You can customize [Read more…]

Hostess Gifts: Bath Products

If you are planning to go visit friends for the long holiday weekend, don’t go empty-handed! Some hosts are the type to splurge on guests rather than themselves. Indulge your indulger with bath luxury! A little side note here: men love nice products too.

Bath Gifts, Gifts for her

 Great idea, but where to get one of these fab hostess gifts…?

No need to reach for the car keys. I have located these bath gems for you and your hosts. Have fun, wherever you plan to spend your holiday weekend~

Jo Malone Bath Oil

Fresh Lychee Sugar Cubes

Niven Morgan Blue Body Wash

Creed Bath Gel

Bliss Super Scrub

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