My 10-step, 5-minute Morning Beauty Routine

Somewhere along the way, we all got sold on the idea that looking great means committing to an expensive multi-step,…

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Charm Your Guests with This Inexpensive Party Tactic

It’s bound to happen. You’re at a party and you set down your glass to hold a plate, or to…

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Brunch Should Be Easy – So You Can Spend It With Your Friends

It’s so wonderful to be able to get together with friends again. Even though I’m almost always in the mood…

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Fran Berger Drinks tea from a beautiful teacup

There is something very special about drinking tea out of a beautiful cup

There is something very special about drinking tea out of a beautiful teacup.  Most people use mugs – you know,…

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Easy Chicken Bone Broth

Right now, it’s not the easiest of times for all of us. Most of us (I’m in California so this…

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thank you note

The Lost Art of the Thank You Note

Or, "Do I really have to write that?" I always talk about entertaining at home but what about when you’ve…

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Flower Market or Farmer’s Market?

The best places to get the freshest flowers for your home. I love how fresh flowers look in my home. …

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plates for entertaining

How Many Plates do I Really Need?

4 is not a number no matter how many chairs are in your dining room! My kitchen table seats only…

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Help! I’m Having a Party – How Much Wine do I Need?

Do the Wine Math: It’ll save your party every time. I get asked a lot about how much wine is…

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Sophisticated Living – What is it?

More important, how to I obtain it? I often talk about sophisticated living and how everyone can live their lives…

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It’s Summer So It Must Be Corn Season!

Corn etiquette: how to pick it, store it, and fix a bad choice. I look forward to summer every year…

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roasted veggies yum

Recipe Idea: Prepping Roasted Veggies for Later

Great way to spread out the goodness of great tasting veggies. I know it’s July, but here in Los Angeles…

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