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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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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