Fran Berger's coffee mugs

In Search of the Perfect Coffee Mug

What are the qualities that sets one coffee mug apart from all the others? Ever notice how we collect coffee…

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color coordinate your drinks

How will you make your football party stand out?

It IS great time to entertain your friends and family—make those memories stand out with a themed cocktail drink! As…

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Open up your home and celebrate

Entertain like an Italian and Enjoy the Spirt of the Aperitivo

Enjoy the relaxed pace and informality of a timeless continental style. One of the reasons I became a restaurateur is…

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Home Entertaining in Style: The best way to build a collection of fine silver and crystal

The secret: estate sales, flea markets, thrift stores. And they’re fun! For some folks, having the perfect set of home…

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Enjoy an afternoon wine spriz

Two Drink Recipes, for a Nice Summer Afternoon Spritz

Bringing you 2 fabulous spritz drinks to help you keep cool during California’s dog days of summer-early fall. It’s not…

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Wine glasses with Fran

How will you pick the perfect wine glasses for your home?

With so many options, designs, and ideas sometimes it’s hard to settle on a choice – unless you have some…

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Don't be confused by etiquette

Party Etiquette: Which bread plate is mine?

This tip will save you from the embarrassment of grabbing the wrong bread plate (or wine glass) at a formal…

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8 must-have home bar

8 Must-Have Items for your Home Bar

Spare yourself the last-minute run-around – get these 8 handy home bar tools now.    Next to food, drinks are…

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Negroni is a great summer drink

Summer Cocktail idea for you and your friends

La Dolce Vita with a Negroni cocktail recipe: gin, Campari, Vermouth and a twist of Orange peel. Even if you’ve…

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Hydrangea and Fran Berger

Flowers for Home Décor – How to keep Hydrangeas fresher longer

A popular ornamental plant is our favorite home flower decoration - hydrangea! The name “hydrangea” may or may not ring…

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Dining room rug

How to get the perfect rug size for your dining room.

Tips for Home Décor – creating the right “balance” between look and function. When I buy rugs for my home,…

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Fran Berger, Home Decor

Enjoy Al Fresco Dining – Even in Winter!

What a great opportunity – to cozy up with warm drinks, hot food, and close friends. The Italians love dining…

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