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Enjoy browsing our table settings, recipes and travel journal.

Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • Harvest (Fruit) by Johnson Brothers
  • Aesthetic Movement Soup Plates on Porch
  • Willow by Pier 1
  • Pups and Leaves for Fall Fun
  • Les Champignons de France by Saint Armand
  • Soup Tureens for Casual Elegance

Seasonal Food and Flora


Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

Pumpkin Cake with Pineapple Flowers

Taking a cue from Claire’s recommendations on cake decorating from Bon Appetit’s website, I was excited to come across edible flowers made with slices of pineapple on Pinterest. One of Claire’s tenets is use only edible items to embellish a... read more

Monkey Bread

When I was planning the table setting Monkeying Around, I discovered Monkey Bread. Where has it been all my life? It’s absolutely delicious and a really fun thing to make with small kids. Those sticky little hands can be put to such good use! The little sugar... read more

The Churchill Cocktail

It’s always such a treat to visit Cliveden, a country house hotel in England, and it’s an even bigger treat when the visit adds a delicious cocktail recipe to our repertoire.  We scored the champagne cocktail, the Cliveden 66, on our last visit. This... read more

Purple Plum Torte

This delectable cake has a venerable history. When Amanda Hesser, former editor of the New York Times food section, began compiling recipes to create the very marvellous The Essential New York Times Cookbook, she asked for suggestions from readers as to what... read more

Entertablement Abroad


Enjoy our travel journal of castles, cathedrals, country houses, wonderful tableware and delicious meals.

It’s a Mermaid Party!

Four little girls at the seaside. Gotta have a mermaid party! With crowns. And tiaras. And headbands. All with mermaid dresses. Oh – and cupcakes.  Of course. Mermaid cupcakes. The toppers and liners are a kit from Meri Meri.  Much to my... read more

Entertablement Abroad: Syon Park Part II

At the end of Syon Park, Part I, we left off in the Long Gallery, Shall we resume our tour? At 41.3 metres long by 4.2 metres wide, one can see why it was named the Long Gallery. This magnificent room takes up the entire east front of the house, a stretch of eleven... read more

Entertablement Abroad: Syon Park Part I

Syon Park is the London home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. Set in a such a splendid park, visitors have difficulty realizing the estate is a mere nine miles from Charing Cross Station. Syon doesn’t show up on the usual roster of recommended houses,... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral, or the Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George as it’s more formally known (because you need three saints to round things out), was on the agenda for our trip this last December. Manchester has one of the better... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Hartwell House

“Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares, and take the winds of March with beauty” (Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale, act 4, sc. 4) Daffodils abound at Hartwell House, swirling in colourful drifts around the historic house-cum-hotel. Anyone who has ever planted... read more

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