Friday, June 18, 2010


There is no other way to describe the event I went to last night with my friend Nancy but WOW! We went to a seminar on how to throw a great party without all the work. To start, it was held at Dunham Woods Riding Club in Wayne, IL which made for a beautiful background for the party. It was sponsored by Sentimental Gardens (a local store in Geneva, IL plus other locations) and featured Eddie Ross along with Debra Phillips, owner of Sentimental Gardens. I don't know if you have ever heard of Eddie (I hadn't), but check out his website for more information. He used to work for Martha Stewart, has been on HGTV, was recently featured in Southern Living, etc. Needless to say he is very creative and entertaining.

We had a blast. When we walked in we were presented with a beautiful landscape buffet of wonderful appetizers. It was so artfully arranged that you hated to take anything off of it, but we managed to get over that. Everything was fresh, delicious and plentiful.

After we grazed for a while, Eddie and Debra gave a very enlightening presentation of how to create a setting for your party with color, embellishments and textures (sounds like another craft I know). Little tricks to keep entertaining simple but beautiful. My pictures didn't turn out the best, but it gives you a glimpse of our evening. We both came away determined to have a garden party this summer.

Have a wonderful day,

1 comment:

nancy said...

WOW. What a great evening we had!