entertaining tips

creating the perfect holiday charcuterie board

November 20, 2020

Whether you are serving your board as an appetizer for your family or creating your own personal version for a virtual gathering, the fundamentals are simple.

Tips for hosting during the holidays

Lesley’s simple tips for hosting during the holidays

December 3, 2018

The holidays can feel overwhelming, especially if the big festivities are taking place at your house. I have established a few essential steps for hosting over the holidays that help keep me organized and plan a successful evening.


Bring the outdoors in for Christmas

October 20, 2016

I take inspiration from the seasons when I’m setting a table, and Christmas is my favourite time of year for this! I gather greenery, acorns, chestnuts, and holly, then buy pomegranates and citrus. Rather than a formal centrepiece on the table, I create a setting tablescape, with greens spilling across the table, interspersed with the…


Party Tips: planning, prep & presentation

September 1, 2016

Entertaining at home is such a great way to connect with family and friends and slow down our frenzied world. For a meal that’s memorable, take the time to add some special touches, not only to your cooking but also to your table. Place cards, napkin rings and knife rests are extras that are often…