Justin, JR and I were so dissapointed when we had to cancel our trip to London at the last minute earlier this year.  We were Britain-bound for the wedding of two people we adore, Justin’s cousin Philip La Londe and Georgie Dinham.  Because we missed the wedding, we decided to host a seated dinner in…

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Now, I have seen, and even created, a lot of tablescapes in my career, but I have never (I mean never never ever!!!) seen a dining room or tablescape like the one at Pearl Lam’s Shanghai home.  Justin and I loved Shanghai because the people we met were so fascinating, and we were thrilled to…

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I can’t believe how summer has flown by!  It was a really busy one in the Whitman household!  We spent as much time as we could at our house on the beach in Canada.  It is the home that I lived in until I was eight years old and moved to Texas!  We love living…

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If you don’t have a reservation for a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant tonight, don’t fret.  I have tips to help you plan the perfect party for two at home!  Click here to watch my segment on Good Morning Texas or read below for all of my tips. -Set up a table for two…

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Cecilia Vaughn of Fairview, Texas wrote the following question to me: We are members of a supper club and it is our turn to host for 6 couples. This is our only our second time to host and I have to admit that our first attempt was very stressful and I did not feel like…

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It is a new year and a new time to take stock of all of your beautiful blessings.  From family and friends to china and glassware, all of the elements in your life are probably needing a little extra TLC this time of year.  Taking care of your china might be a little bit easier…

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I love these wonderful tips for seating arrangements from HousewifeBliss.com! Working out a seating arrangement can be one of the hardest parts for entertaining but it is also one of the most important!  I hope they help you with your Thanksgiving and Holiday seating arrangements! Click here to read the article.

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NACE or The National Association of Catering Executives hosts an amazing Tablescapes event every year and this year, they kindly asked me to be the judge! I loved seeing all of the amazing table settings that their members set to show off their Superhero’s Theme. It was a tough theme to design a beautiful table…

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Dallas author and interior designer, Betty Lou Phillips, is one of my favorites!  She is so charming, talented and gracious.  Her interior design firm, Interiors by BLP, is in demand all over the world and her new book, French Impressions, is her tenth interior design book!  Amazing!   Each page of French Impressions is more…

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We are always looking for new and fun restaurants to try so when we heard about 48 Nights, we were so excited!  The problem is, it won’t be open for very long!  48 Nights is tucked into a tiny building in Dallas that is scheduled for demolition.  It will be replaced by a retail and…

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