Whether you’re on the couch catching up on Mad Men or hosting brunch for close friends, let one chic porcelain dish be the star of your laid-back day.

How to Use One Bowl in Three Ways

Movie Night
Hello, popcorn bowl. Make it gourmet with drizzled chocolate or mixed-in pretzels.

Hard lemonade or virgin punch, use this chic piece for ladling drinks.

Choose a full flower, like sweet pea, then cut the stems short to create a centerpiece for your buffet.

Grab this does-it-all piece and more in our Sundays at Home: Brunch, Movies, & Cocktails Boutique on Sunday, April 13, at 11AM ET.

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April 13, 2014

Last Sunday at the Boston Wine Expo, we absorbed mouthwatering cooking tips aplenty. While in the same room with hundreds upon hundreds of vineyard owners and wine experts, we couldn’t resist asking – how does a beginner go about pairing wine with cheese? According to Angie Van Ruiten of California’s Van Ruiten Family Winery, the most basic rule is this: “Pair soft cheese with white and hard cheese with red.” To graduate beyond novice? Read on.

Delicious Wine and Cheese Pairings

Blue Cheese
Salty blues like Gorgonzola balance best with sweet whites like Riesling and Moscato.

Hard Cheese
Pour a full-bodied red – Cabernet Zinfandel or Chianti – with full-flavored Cheddar, Gouda, and Parmesan.

Soft Cheese
Brie, Muenster, and Camembert work well with Champagne or Chardonnay, which won’t overpower their milder flavors.

Okay, enough studying. Prepare for your soiree with our Cocktail Hour: Host a Wine & Cheese Party Boutique on Friday, February 21, at 3PM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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February 21, 2014

Glassware. Ice buckets. You have the basics. And with these add-ons? What was once an ordinary bar cart is now the chicest neighborhood haunt – just steps from your own kitchen.

At-Home Bar Essentials

Whiskey Rocks
For guests who like their liquor served neat – but a touch on the chilly side.

A Decanter
Nothing looks as professional as pouring vino from one of these mouth-blown beauties.

Double-Duty Décor
Your bar bible, a cocktail-making book will also give guests something to peruse.

Transform your drink station with our Cocktail Hour: Essentials for the At-Home Bar Boutique on Friday, January 31, at 3PM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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January 31, 2014


Metrokane Three-Piece Bar Tool Set. Watching the excitement on your brother’s face as he opens this set of shiny bar tools is only the beginning. The best part? You’ll be the first one receiving his new creations come cocktail hour.

The Get Gifty: Our Holiday Gift Shop Boutique is now open.

November 28, 2012