Latest Posts in Entertain

A CAPITAL THANKSGIVING

One advantage to having grown children is that at long last, the torch has been passed to my oldest son to host Thanksgiving in his beautiful DC home. I don’t escape all the work, as he and I make a great team in the kitchen and we enjoy cooking together. But the magnificent tablescape is […]

A CAPITAL THANKSGIVING | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com
Read More

A SIMPLE YET LOVELY THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE

With Thanksgiving around the corner I wanted to share a simple yet lovely Thanksgiving tablescape with you. All it takes is some empty wine bottles, a little elbow grease, and some taper candles. My husband’s choice for everyday table wine is a Kirkland brand Malbec from Costco. I’ve been saving the empty bottles for sometime […]

A SIMPLE YET LOVELY THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com
Read More

A FALL DINNER PARTY

Well, I don’t know about you but as much as I love fall, I’m not quite ready for summer to be over. Yet here in Lake Arrowhead there is a chill in the air and the leaves are beginning to turn, so I might as well face it, fall has arrived. To help me get […]

A FALL DINNER PARTY | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com
Read More

HOW TO HOST A SENSATIONAL SUMMERTIME SOIRÉE

Hello there! So, my husband’s birthday was a couple of weeks ago. I love that he was born in the month of July, as it’s the perfect month for entertaining alfresco, something I love to do on our European-style terrace. So today I’d like to share with you how to host a sensational summertime soirée. […]

HOW TO HOST A SENSATIONAL SUMMERTIME SOIRÉE | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com
Read More

ANOTHER YEAR OLDER

Greetings. Yes, it’s my birthday today. One of the things that makes turning another year older more palatable is celebrating these occasions with good friends. This year my dear friend Brenda hosted a birthday celebration for me and another one of our besties, Maureen, in her lovely Lake Arrowhead home. Maureen and I have birthdays […]

ANOTHER YEAR OLDER | My Birthday Dinner Party | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com
Read More

HOW TO HOST THE PERFECT PRINCESS AND THE FROG BIRTHDAY PARTY

Greetings! Thank you for leaping on over to my lily pad. Now that you’re here, I’d like to invite you to join the party. It was my Granddaughter’s 3rd Birthday, and my Grandson’s 2nd about a year ago and we celebrated in a big way. So big that it has taken me all this time […]

HOW TO HOST THE PERFECT PRINCESS AND THE FROG BIRTHDAY PARTY | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com
Read More