How To Plan, Prep and Pack For Diner En Blanc

Diner en Blanc: The Ultimate Dining Experience in the Most Unusual Spaces What is Diner en Blanc?  Dîner en Blanc was born in Paris. This all-white chic picnic is no ordinary picnic.  You must get invited by someone who is already a member or you can join the Houston Waiting List to receive an invitation. Guests must wear white, bring a table, chairs, decor and food.  Ç'est Magnifique! I had a MEMORABLE time!  The vibe was …

Planning a Picnic with Style

Summertime is Picnic Season! Who doesn't love a fabulous picnic! It's a great way to spend time with friends and a reason to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors.   What is a picnic?  As if you didn't know,  a picnic is just a portable party in the park, the backyard, the country-side, camp-grounds or on the beach with a basket of tasty delights, cold thirst quenchers and a lil' something …

It’s Time for Tea

In the world of takeout coffee, being invited to a tea party is a special occasion. Although most people associate tea parties with Great Britain, the roots of the tea tradition date back to ancient China and the 2nd century BC. Other cultures in which rituals starring this herbal beverage occupy a prominent place include Korea, Japan, Russia, India, Thailand, and Turkey. Despite popular belief, tea rituals are not exclusively …

Basic Table Setting

A properly set table is a great introduction to a fabulous meal. Stylish place settings are ideal for creating an extraordinary dining experience. Here are some tips for creating a basic table setting for your next special occasion: When setting the dinner table, place settings should be evenly spaced and flatware should be balanced. Dinner plates should be spaced far enough apart to allow guests adequate elbow room. Silverware is …