A place for coffee in your kitchen

How to set up a hot beverage station for your morning ‘brew’.

It’s so easy to create a place for coffee or tea in your kitchen. We all have our routines that…

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Fran Berger and friends in Napa.

Napa is my favorite place to disappear.

Thinking about Napa. It’s so much more than just a place to drink wine. One of the best things I…

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How to replace ‘pack and move’ with ‘purge and love’.

Use Your Move to Declutter your Entertaining Spaces

How to replace ‘pack and move’ with a little ‘edit and love’. I love my clients and I love my…

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Fran shows us things we didn't know about placemats.

Dress up your table with just the right placemats!

For every meal you host, there’s a place setting that’s perfect to celebrate the event and mood. When I think…

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coffee service

The Making of a Beautiful Morning Coffee Service

How to make your morning more beautiful with the perfect way to serve coffee. I’d love to share a food…

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Pre-party Check: Favorite soap in the powder room?

Often overlooked by you, but not by your guests. As my mom used to say, “A little soap goes a…

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What your dinner party guests really care about!

At your next dinner party, try these ideas to keep a fun night really rolling. I can’t tell you how…

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2018: Fran’s list of Gifts for Women

Challenged by originality? Remember to be thoughtful. It’s probably a huge generalization, but I think it’s a lot easier to…

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2018: Fran’s list of Gifts for Men

Putting thought into gifts for men takes a little effort, but it’s so very rewarding. I admit it. I can…

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Tips for great holiday party lighting.

I have a lot of friends who work in stage, film, and video entertainment. One has been a “lighting designer”…

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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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