What to Wear When Entertaining at Home and Coconut Curd Fruit Platter

Coconut Curd Fruit Platter

Do you ever wonder what to wear when entertaining at home? Today I’m sharing my humble opinion on Springtime attire, tips on how to keep it simple, plus a Spring Fling Coconut Curd Fruit Platter recipe.

All about comfort.

As a hostess, I really like to be comfortable when hosting a dinner party. When I think of all the running around I do, getting up and down from the table, I want to wear something that is light, doesn’t make me hot, and accessories that don’t get caught up into the food.

What to Wear When Entertaining at Home

If entertaining in the spring or summer months, usually I’m in a cotton dress, and barefoot. In the colder months I wear leggings and a loose, comfy blouse.

Lunch Date with Roasted Strawberry Chicken Sandwich

Roasted Strawberry Chicken Garlic Bread

If you want to enjoy your guests, slow down, relax, and take time to enjoy the process. One way, for me, is to watch the look on your guests’ faces when they take a bite of something really good! I had a few friends over for lunch last week...

Harry & David Northwest Blogger Event!

Harry & David Northwest Blogger Event!

Many years ago, Harry & David turned their extraordinary homegrown pears into the perfect gourmet gift for any occasion. I’m a lucky girl to live in the amazing hometown of Harry & David, Medford, Oregon, and to participate this year in their awesome 80th birthday celebration. A couple weeks ago, a...

Togetherness Happens and Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Fresh Basil

Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Fresh Basil

Being a seasoned hostess, I’ve learned that hosting a dinner party is an opportunity for bringing people together to create togetherness. Yesterday we did this in our backyard with family and friends.  We served a traditonal Easter dinner of ham, several potato dishes, lots of salads, and plenty of...

Bursting with Joy and Fresh Fruit Salad & Poppyseed Dressing

Fresh Fruit Salad & Poppyseed Dressing

The warmer weather in Oregon has encouraged our peonies to spring forth with joy this year! I can’t remember a spring like this, so warm and vibrant, so early in the season. The beauty of peonies just does something to my spirit, they are so stunning in style and...