1010ParkPlace loves meeting women who are creative. Women who enjoy pulling rabbits out of hats and making something out of nothing. Strong, smart women with a survivorship streak as wide as the Grand Canyon. Jan Barboglio is one of those women. Her rustic, yet elegant, handmade furniture and accessories have been featured in Veranda and Architectural Digest. In her recent 1010ParkPlace interview, Jan shared her special margarita recipe. Continue Reading
Salmon is not only healthy for you (it is high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D) but it is also one of the prettiest foods to serve. I just love the color. It’s the ideal food for entertaining.
For the past 12 years my husband has auctioned off a Dinner for Four at his annual Rotary event. We hosted this dinner party in our home to raise money for their charity work.
Because these couples would make a large donation for this dinner, I felt I needed to go all out and make it a spectacular evening. As with most things, it’s not just what you are serving but how you serve it. It’s all about the presentation.
One year I decided to make a simple beef tenderloin dinner and had my salad of all things be my showpiece! In my Nordstrom cookbook I came across a stacked crab salad that was colorful and looked delicious. This stacked salad was just what I needed to get the dinner party started in style! Our guests loved it. Continue Reading
If George and Amal haven’t invited you to George’s Villa Oleandra on Lake Como, Italy, don’t despair. July’s Italian temperatures are soaring, and the lines of tourists are growing, so why not recreate two of Italy’s favorite summer drinks?
We’ve long been fans of the Sperone brothers and their centuries-old family recipes made from the abundant lemon and orange groves of Southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Here are two refreshing summer cocktails, guaranteed to make you happy you stayed home. Salute! Cin, cin!
Combine 1 oz. of chilled Caravella Limoncello Liqueur and lemonade in a shaker. Shake well. Pour into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with fresh lemon.
Combine 3/4 oz. chilled vodka, 1/4 oz. cranberry juice and 1/4 oz. chilled Caravella Orangecello in a shaker. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with orange peel.
I remember the first time I went to a private club with my “lady friend,” Leah. Even though Leah was in her mid-30s, and I was in my early 20s, we became fast friends. Both of us were married to high-profile men. Her husband was an uber famous country singer; mine the CEO of a public company and the darling of Wall Street. The topic of our lunch conversations was frequently about the care and feeding of high-maintenance men, although today, neither one of us would put up with that. Continue Reading