Welcome to The Entertaining House. We do hope you'll pour yourself a cup of tea or a glass of wine and linger for a while!

Perfectly Preppy Lawns and Other Fun Summer Stuff!

We spotted this argyle lawn last night as we were leaving a Memorial Day BBQ... Daddy and I loved it! Wonder if his John Deere can manicure our lawn like this!



Talbot's has great Staycation ideas...


Love this movie night idea... I think we'll be having an outdoor Movie Night this summer!
For more information check out Talbot's website.


and what's a summer without a perfectly (or two or three or four) yummy Peach Bellini



2 large peaches , cut into chunks
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 bottle Champagne or sparkling wine Garnish
1 large peach , cut into 6 slices
6 sprigs mint


Combine peach chunks, sugar and lemon juice in a bowl. Allow to rest 30 minutes. Place mixture in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Pour through a strainer, pressing solids to extract flavor and juices. Chill. Discard any solids.Place about 1 tablespoon peach syrup in each flute and fill with Champagne. Garnish with a peach slice and mint sprig.


(Drink and photo from O Magazine website)

And of course you'll need some new beach towels... I love these... wonder how long before I find them in the outlets? For other great beach towels check out Real Simple's The Best Beach Towels.


And when you're lying on your chic new beach towel you'll need a good summer book to sink your teeth into... Beth Dunn's Social Climbers is this year's "It" book! Check out her website and then check out her book!



And for the chance to win a Free Connecticut Vacation enter Here! (And be sure to bring your new beach towels and your new book!)

And stay tuned as over the next day or so as I will be giving one of these items away to celebrate MY Birthday!

Good Mom Bad Mom

Memory from Cats as sung by Susan Boyle