Catching up with Laura Calder

Few people have inspired me as much as Laura Calder. I must have watched every episode of her cooking show French Food at Home half a dozen times! Her natural elegance, her affinity for good food, and her flare for the chicest entertaining made her one of my idols when I was learning how to cook….

Scoops Ahoy: Stranger Things Ice Cream at Baskin Robbins!

Stranger Things are happening at Baskin Robbins I’m almost too excited to even write this post. If you haven’t seen Stranger Things on Netflix, please watch it and report back. I was late (read: years late) to the Stranger Things party because no one ever properly explained how awesome the show is to me. Stranger…

Pudding on Smiles

Kendra Sanders knows pudding. According to the website, she founded Pudding on Smiles in 2016 to bring people the world’s greatest pudding and she’s done just that. This is damn good pudding, people. The business is family-owned and each jar is handcrafted with layers of cookie crumbles and ridiculously rich pudding. The pudding itself almost…

The Rose Table’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

“All I want for Christmas is a vineyard and unlimited airline miles.” But let’s be realistic here. Cute mugs are probably a more doable gift! Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for 2017. Paper Finch These mugs are the perfect size for decadent hot cocoa! I am beyond sick of oversized cocoa mugs…

2016 Wrap Up

2016 was a big year! I traveled to Disneyland, New Orleans, Glen Rose, and Turks and Caicos, I hosted three major parties (The Rose Table en Blanc, a Masquerade Party, and a Mistletoe and Holly Affair), and I sold my home in my beloved Fort Worth and moved to a small lake town just outside…

Sophistication is Overrated

While I don’t agree with the title (sophistication is vastly underrated in my opinion), readying this book is a fine way to spend your Sunday coffee, particularly if you’re a party planning novice. This book, written by sisters Babs Horner and Susan Palma, offers insight into themed parties. Many of the recipes are easily made…

TRT Loves: Homegrown Herb Garden by Lisa Baker Morgan and Ann McCormick

I recently got my hands on a book that’s a cookbook-gardening book hybrid and loved it! It’s a great afternoon read on a rainy day. Morgan and McCormick make an herb garden sound simple (it is!) in their easy-to-follow tips. The descriptions are on-point; you don’t have to wade through paragraphs to find what you’re looking for. It’s…