Fall brings crisp weather, comfy sweaters, and lots of visiting friends and family. It's up to you to make their stay as pleasant as possible. We, here at Dot & Bo, have five clever tips for preparing your home before guests arrive.
We've prepared for the season with our favorite fall furnishings and décor, but we know that isn't enough to create the dining experience we all want.
It's an old joke: if you only ate healthy food, would you live to 100, or would it just seem that way? A close friend of many years, Gina, regaled us at a recent birthday lunch about the Dinner Guests from Hell whose dietary requirements were so draconian she feared serving her first ever company meal of carrot sticks and water.
We’re strong proponents of having a good home bar. Welcome to Cocktail Hour, where we’ll show you the best ways to put your liquor cabinet...
Make sure your out-of-town guests-- whether they're long-distance relatives or old friends-- feel like they are welcomed in your home. Clean sheets and hot water are a given for your house guests, but there are many other things you can do be the perfect host.
You can still DIY your way to happily ever after -- just do it with decor.
Whether you're planning a wedding reception, bridal shower or backyard event, classic, white dish ware can be an instrumental piece to creating your beautiful tabletop.
No one should spend precious days slaving away over DIY lanterns. Instead, take a look at our list of quick and easy tricks for whipping up a get-toge...
Certain produce, like okra and citrus, will make graphic stamps when sliced in half -- and better yet if they're dried out and gnarly like that lemon wedge wasting away in your fridge. Enter the easiest way to make the most of your excess summer bounty.
Are social butterflies born or bred? Are parties a mere frivolity or do they serve a vital human need? To find out, we turned to Professor Mark Leary, one of the world's foremost social and personality psychologists.
Anyone who has planned a wedding with a sit-down dinner (or witnessed said planning, or thrown any seated dinner party -- ever) knows what a minefield it can be.
If you're anything like us, "set the table" usually means plopping down the mats, napkins, knives and forks so we can chow down. Here are a few easy guidelines, tips and tricks from pros to help home cooks and party planners do it right.
Spice up your repertoire with these delicious chicken dinners. They come from all over the globe, but are easy to make with ingredients found at your regular supermarket.
Host a fancy dinner party even if you think your current home isn't fancy enough. Put some daisies in that crystal vase. Pour lemonade in your lovely punch bowl at your next BBQ. You don't need a special occasion to use your special stuff. Pull out that china and those linen napkins for your next family movie night. Turn the ordinary into something extraordinary.
Do you find you're spending more time in your kitchen? Have you even used it for formal entertaining, not just for casual family dinners? If so, you're following one of the most important trends in kitchen design today.
I'm no stranger to a happy hour menu and my go-to drink is definitely a margarita!