Aug 30 2011

stylish entertaining

As featured today on News4 Midday (NBC Washington).



IL CONTE Olive Oil

Olive oil is the perfect complement to cooking hence the perfect gift for any host or hostess.

Showcasing captivating wine, olive oil and food from boutique Italian producers, IL PIOPPO brings true tastes of Italy to your table. This delightful oil adds authentic flavor to any of your culinary creations. Purchase this award winning artisan olive oil directly from the importer IL PIOPPO, at info@il-pioppo.com. Peruse the website www.il-pioppo.com to discover other gems from Italy.

BRIX Chocolate for Wine

Everyone brings a host/hostess a bottle of wine. Why not give them chocolate that has been crafted to specifically pair with wine?

BRIX Chocolate For Wine offers chocolates created to enhance suggested wine pairings. They have also crafted a chocolate to pair with champagne!




Stylish Entertaining was presented by Leigh MacDonald of nice shoes, a great bag, and no drama. Leigh’s website is devoted to beauty, fashion AND knowing that real beauty isn’t defined that way.


Aug 14 2010

lunchbox ‘love notes’

We all need reminders that we’re loved. Or that we’re special. Or that someone’s thinking of us. Since children are no exception, parents should be happy to learn about a fun and easy way to give their children midday reminders that they’re oh-so-loved. Meet Lunch Box Notes!

When you drop one of these sweet cards into your child’s lunch box, you’ll send him off to school knowing that when he sits down to lunch, he’ll find a subtle reminder that he’s loved and pretty fantastic.

Each volume of Lunch Box Notes comes with a collection of small cards carrying short and simple, yet meaningful, messages. They’re perfectly-sized for lunch boxes, of course. And . . . on the days that you skip packed lunches, Lunch Box Notes will still be perfect. In fact, I can’t wait to slip one into the binding of my daughter’s composite book. Or my son’s homework folder. Where will you hide yours?

View all the Lunch Box Notes available through Say Please.



Leigh is an attorney and former law professor, but nowadays, she works as a freelance writer and blogs at nice shoes, a great bag, and no drama. Leigh is a staunch advocate for real beauty and personal style, and she lives in Leesburg, VA, with her husband and two children.

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