The Art of Entertaining: Rose Gardens

rosegarden.011The well-heeled hostess most always has a fresh & fragrant vase of flowers adorning her tabletop when guests arrive. And the most skilled, as Martha Stewart has reinforced for us, bring those blooms in straight from their very own gardens. Nothing finer than a beautiful burst of flowers and foliage, still moist from the morning dew, fresh-cut and displayed for all to enjoy.

My Nana was known for her beautiful rose gardens. From red to pink to white, from fragrant climbing roses to towering Queen Annes, all giving off the most beautiful aroma that surely could be sniffed throughout the neighborhood.

The art of growing a garden is simply an heirloom treasure Nana J&Jin itself. Learning to appreciate the time honored tradition of nurturing for and tending to a delicate rose garden, a rewarding craft that reaps beautiful rewards for entertaining a lovely home.

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The Art of Entertaining: Unexpected Touches.

Unexpected Touches.002 Nothing says thoughtful when entertaining guests like a single unexpected touch in some form or fashion. Whether it's in the presentation, the meal, a takeaway or simply an experience during the gathering - an unexpected touch is a simple way to show your guests you care.

My personal favorite is something quirky that reflects your own style or something that ties into the occasion for the gathering.

Rock candy is a perfect touch for me. Colorless, fun, somewhat organic, throwback & sweet, with a hint of whimsy ... and certainly unexpected for whatever the gathering!

What will your unexpected touch be at your next gathering?

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