Friday, March 13, 2009

The Art of the Dinner Party

By Erin Ferucci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

Enough with the recession! Isn’t it time for all of us to take a little break and enjoy good friends, fine food and a relaxed environment? I think it’s more important than ever to practice the fine art of the dinner party.The great thing is you don’t have to spend a fortune to pull it off with panache! And it’s a great excuse to do a little spring cleaning. Make your home inviting by clearing away any leaves that have accumulated during the winter. Here in California it’s time to open up the house and let the fresh air in. I love these pivot doors, talk about bringing the outside in and the inside out! I love it! Simple food, with seasonal fresh ingredients from your local farmer's market will keep costs down. It's beautiful, healthy and affordable.You can even have guests bring a side dish, but take the time to display the food on beautiful, simple white dishes. White dishes are my favorite. They allow the food to shine and they're available everywhere from Cost Plus World Market to Crate and Barrel. They're inexpensive and elegant, totally cheap and cheerful. Presentation is everything! Gather with good friends and enjoy!

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