Books For Entertaining


Katheryn At Home

Beyond pulling a room together with great fabrics and furniture pieces, Kathryn M. Ireland has an extraordinary talent for pulling together stunning tabletops and delicious meals. Here she celebrates good friends and great food in the French countryside and in southern California. In an elegant scrapbook style, she shares her notes and advice on entertaining, particularly outdoors. Join Kathryn and her talented friend Ithaka for a breakfast, lunchtime picnics, a candlelight dinner, afternoon tea, a barbecue, and a wedding―all interlaced with signature Kathryn M. Ireland fabrics.


The Entertaining Cookbook

Southern Lady magazine brings you more fabulous fare in this second edition. Whether you are planning simple meals or a formal gathering, this is the book to help you make every occasion special and remembered. Now your favorite recipes have been compiled into this bound keepsake edition that puts every dish at your fingertips. Delectable appetizers, mouthwatering entrées, savory sides, and elegant desserts make every meal an event to remember.


Pret-a-Party: Great Ideas for Good Times

I have had the pleasure of meeting fashion designer, Lela Rose, and her book has inspired on a couple of occasions.  Known for her whimsical fashions, Lela Rose is also a popular and passionate hostess. From the spirited Couples’ Cook-off to a kid-friendly “Primp Your Ride” bike picnic, to an elegant Silver-and-White Christmas dinner, in this book she presents dozens of creative ideas to inspire readers looking for a fresh take on entertaining.