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!

About Jessica Gordon Ryan & The Entertaining House


The Entertaining House is a website that has become synonymous with style, simplicity and affordable luxury.

The Entertaining House, has been described as "Design in regards to all aspects of your home, life and LIVING... a wonderful [site] filled with positivity, wit and intelligence." With "elegant, and simple pleasures based on life's humor." The Entertaining House was recently nominated to Modenus' Top 100 Design and Architecture blogs. Part magazine, part memoir, The Entertaining House is about living well and living a well lived life within a means - where family heirlooms can co-exist nicely with kind finds from today, both in the home and in fashion. Style is a balance of everyday pieces and luxury, and should be affordable and available to all. It is my hope that The Entertaining House inspires, entertains and educates. 


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A bon vivant, Jessica Gordon Ryan is a writer, a photographer and a memoirist. A single mother, Jessica strives to live a life well lived within a budget. She believes that life can be stylish, sophisticated (and yet whimsical) within a means. She has recently embraced a Slow + Simple way of living as well. Why create extra steps? Why not eliminate a few along the way to allow for taking the time to stop and smell the roses?

Jessica is the girl in the ballgown who wears Old Navy flip-flops. She is the girl who serves pizza on fine china - The girl who drinks champagne for no reason at all. She loves denim and pearls. She loves the rustic beauty of the countryside and the sophisticated beauty of the city. She loves to dress up and she is not afraid to get dirty. She loves dancing in the rain, and she loves kissing in the rain.
In addition to creating The Entertaining House, Jessica has been an editor and writer for Freshome where many of her articles have been picked up by Bobvilla.com, Yahoo News, MSN, Dwellingawker and The Huffington Post. She is also a regular contributor to CTBitesThe Daily Basics where one of her articles was picked up by the Livestrong foundation and Moffly Media. She has written for Trulia. Jessica is also the media contact for a new restaurant concept opening in Darien, Connecticut this spring with more locations to follow in the fall.

Jessica owns a boutique company bearing her name, where she provides social media and public relations services, on-site photography, and creative writing. For queries and rates please email her JGR.effervescence@gmail.com

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