entertaining Columns

June 8, 2015
A garden of neutral shades can be glorious, but a splash of colour can enhance your greens and browns.

Dear Debbie,

We are planning our backyard and would like an area set aside for relaxing as well as some gardens and maybe a water feature. What makes sense and is not too time-consuming to keep up? ...(read more)

May 11, 2015
Mason Studio chose an eclectic mix of antiques, flea market finds and everyday tableware for easy but elegant outdoor dining.

The coming months are filled with special occasions that call for celebrations large and small. If you love to entertain, this is your time to shine. If hosting a party is a challenge you’d rather pass on, then here are some tips from the pros that will build your confidence and guarantee to make your soiree memorable....(read more)

December 22, 2014

Dear Debbie,

I love to entertain, but have little storage for special dishes and trays. Have you any ideas for stylish entertaining in small spaces?...(read more)