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Saturday, October 16, 2010

She's Back!!!

Source: CR Style

  I was so happy to open my email this morning and find that Carolyne Roehm has resumed her on line magazine called CR Style!  I loved receiving this beautiful post in the past and as she says, she "took a respite from technology and took some time to stop and smell the roses".  I am thrilled to see that she has a new book out on November 4 called "A Passion for Interiors".  You can bet that I'll be looking for it on that very date.  You can pre-order it through CR Style, and she has even generously offered free gift wrapping (and boy, can she wrap a gift) and personalization for you.  I had the chance to meet her at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center when she was here for a design seminar.  She is every bit the lovely lady that I expected her to be.  I just love how she doesn't do trendy, she just does beautiful!  Go to to subscribe to this on-line magazine.  Check out her articles on gift wrapping, gardening, cooking, entertaining, and tabletops.  Isn't she just the epitome of classic taste? 

4 Thanksgiving Menus

Source: Real Simple Magazine

Another publication that I enjoyed this week is the November issue of Real Simple magazine.  It has some heart-warming articles such as "The Bizarro Centerpiece and Other Tales of Thanksgiving Wonder".  What I particularly enjoyed was "Set, Eat, Love" which demonstrated how to set unexpected holiday tables using white, earthy, gilded, or blue and white dishes.  All of us tablescapeholics will find this right up our alley!

 Source: House Beautiful

There's one other magazine I enjoyed this week.  It was House Beautiful's November Entertaining Issue.  I was worried that the new editor would not keep some of the monthly articles that Stephen Drucker featured.  I love Ina's monthly Recipes and Tips and The Best series.  They are still there, and although I don't personally care for the tablescape that Diane von Furstenberg did this month, I would be sorry to see that feature fall by the wayside.

Here's a quote from Carolyne Roehm that I find so inspirational and true:

"Entertaining is one of the last rituals left in our modern, hectic, technological over-booked life that slows us down.  It draws us together with family, friends and strangers to celebrate two primal human needs: socialization and food.  Although fashions in dining change, we still adhere to the belief that sharing food is good and right.  And gathering with friends is one of life's great pleasures."


  1. Like you, I was thrilled to open my mail box and see that Carolyn is back posting. I'll be ordering one of her books!
    Love the quote at the end. ~ sarah

  2. Thank you for the introduction to Carolyn Roehm's website! I also enjoyed all the tablesetting ideas in Real Simple and had the same feeling about the von Furstenberg table -- just not my style!

  3. Thank you for letting us know about Carolyn Roehm's new book's upcoming release. I'm off to visit her website. I'm a great admirer of her incomparable taste level and timeless style!


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