The holidays quite literally sparkle. And while I play perpetual cynic on a variety of occasions, the holidays are no mocking matter for me. Whether it is the shiny ribbon on the outside of a perfectly-wrapped present or the glisten of just-fallen snow, this time of year comes with a definite (practically blinding) shine, and I love every glitter-covered moment. It only … Keep reading…

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I recently told you about the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and its Art: 314 event. I explained how the museum depends on membership to support itself. I noted the Young Friends program. I introduced an amazing artist that would show at the auction, and noted the many other important artists. Yes, we’ve gone over all of this before. Now, let’s take a … Keep reading…

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I’m telling you all about my favorite Thanksgiving cocktails, appetizers, place settings, and more in my new blog series Thanksgiving 101! Up today: Decorations and last-minute hostessing tips. My obsession with holiday decorations is… Intense. I’ve always loved decorating for all holidays. (We have a Taco Bell tradition on Easter, but you know I still own some egg garland.) Because of that, I’m … Keep reading…

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I’m continuing to share my absolute love for Thanksgiving in my new blog series Thanksgiving 101! Hosting your own? Check out these cocktail and appetizer recipes and tips. Ah, the table. If you’re wanting a sit-down dinner, you first need a place for everyone to sit. Find enough space at the table ,and chairs for all guests; every year, this is one of … Keep reading…

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