dinner parties

Ombre Balloons

Our mom is turning sixty this year (!), so we’re starting to…

Baked Potato Bar

We recently invited six friends over for dinner, and instead of juggling…

What’s Your Hangover Cure?

Holiday parties are coming up, and with glasses of bubbly come hangovers.…

Tip #3: How to Talk to Strangers at Parties

Do you like talking to strangers at parties, or do you get…

Staring Contest

One of my favorite pastimes is coming up with party themes, so…

We Had a Party

My boyfriend Alex writes for the New York Times, but the only…

Letterpress Coasters

A little treat for today: I recently discovered the fabulous Minneapolis-based Papered…

Last night

Last night went swimmingly! For those who are interested, you can see…

Shake it up, baby

My new brother-in-law Paul gave me these amazing salt and pepper shakers…

Nice Rack

Isn’t this wine rack from Modern Cellar great?