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Walk like a lady.008

The grace and elegance of a woman’s gate in heels with a high worn skirt simply cannot be matched.

Is the simple act of walking an art form in itself?  Certainly. As a gracious host or joining in as a guest at an entertaining evening event, the ability to glide through the room with a simple sweeping movement is an enviable joy some women hold over others less classically taught.

I admit I Googled it … “How to walk like a lady.” Searching how I might share with you the steps you might take to add this certain swagger to your very own list of heirloom qualities.

Not certain what I was looking for, trying to capture the movement into a simple list of how-to’s – chin up, toes pointed, hips leading. I was reminded by my search of the practicing techniques once used, rather rarely today I would think, of placing a nice hardcover book atop your head and walking a straight and sweeping line.

Much like the taste of your favorite recipe or the smell of the sweetest scent, it seems that I can’t quite capture treasured walk of a lady into words. Though, its sweet throwback grace is recognizable when you see it present in today’s society and it’s simply lovely!

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Choosing an appropriate signature drink truly is an art.

Absolutely a southern tradition, and one worth continuing, consider selecting a signature drink for your event guests at your next gathering. There are many things to consider before making a rash decision. What is the occasion? What else are you serving in terms of food? beverages? Who are your guests and what do they like?

A signature drink can be one that you own and always serve when you entertain, truly a signature of yourself as a host that guests look forward to and know will be there each and every time. For this, I’d recommend you choose something that is truly special & meaningful in someway to you. Perhaps it is a Manhattan because that was your grandfather’s drink of choice. Or something with peach schnapps because you are from the fine state of Georgia.

Or, a signature drink can be one that fits the occasion. Like margaritas for a summer cookout, mint juleps for a Derby party or a flirty martini for a ladies night.

Whatever your drink of choice, having another special option for guests on top of wine & beer will help to solidify you as an expert in the art of entertaining!


It has often been said that the first impression and last impression are the most important part of creating a successful experience. The in between is just a dance.

A warm, hospitable greeting is essential to the first impression – but the last impression should be something your guests can take with them, literally. When entertaining, consider a simple take-away for your guests so they are able to continue their wonderful experience & memories with them long after they leave.

Whether it is a goodie bag with a slice of the evenings dessert, the recipe of your appetizer, or something more creative still – like a potted herb that starred in your main dish to cultivate & grow at home or a CD featuring the soundtrack you played throughout the evening.

Ensure the take-away is one that is meaningful and fully captures the essence of the experience. This heirloom idea is one reminscent of wedding or party favors that ensures you guests an ultimate unexpected treat!

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