If you’re finally getting rid of holiday flowers from your vases and realizing that there’s still a bit of red wine residue in your decanters, here’s an easy trick to get your glassware clean even when you can’t reach the bottom. Simply fill the vessel halfway with warm water, add a few drops of dishwashing soap, two tablespoons of white […]
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There are approximately 20 million bubbles in a glass of champagne, according to the journal American Scientist. And on New Year’s Eve, you’ll want to treat your tastebuds—not your tablecloth—to every last one. The key: Chill the bottle for 30 to 45 minutes, then open it slowly, turning the cork a sixteenth of an inch with each twist. Want to […]
While there’s no hard-and-fast rule about using place cards, arranged seating can help keep awkward situations at bay. Read: Do you really want the introvert and the politico seated next to one another?
In the last few minutes before party or dinner guests start arriving, the best thing to do is quickly touch up the bathroom. It’s one of the rooms that likely everyone will see, and it is very apparent if it’s not clean. Here’s the 10-minute cleaning plan for your bathroom: 1. Wipe out the sink. 2. Wipe down the mirror […]
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE eggnog. I know it’s not all that healthy for you, and I admittedly tire of it fairly quickly, but as a seasonal treat it’s the best (beat out only by hot apple cider). That said, I’ve never made eggnog before, so I did a little investigating and found a range of recipes. […]
This past weekend I attended a one year-old birthday celebration where the hostess, and my dear friend, served hot apple cider (spiked for the adults). It was the perfect cocktail to celebrate such a special occassion, plus kick off the holiday season. Our friends at HuffPo Taste have an apple cider and spiced rum recipe that caught my attention. It requires early planning but promises a great outcome. See […]
In the market for a bottle of wine that goes with turkey and stuffing? If you don’t know much about varietals or aging, you can always choose one with a tongue twister name. Research shows that not only are people willing to pay more for wines that are difficult to pronounce, but they also prefer the taste of tongue twister […]