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September 2009


ENTERTAINING

Happy Anniversary!
by Annette M. Rose-Shapiro

FOR YOUR NEXT ANNIVERSARY, WOW FRIENDS AND FAMILY WITH AN CELEBRATORY DINNER AT HOME

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An intimate dinner party at home is the perfect way to celebrate this very special occasion. Just follow these tips from the pros and peruse the recipes to recreate a delicious menu that is sure to please.

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"Something to remember, be it your 5th or 25th anniversary: your dinnerware should be selected with the understanding that it's a reflection of the special things in your life."
— Hattie Purnell Burson, marketing/public relations for Royal Crown Derby

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"It's easy to plan an anniversary menu—just think of your absolute favorite foods and have them all! Seriously, an anniversary is a night when you really want to pull out all of the stops."
— Rebecca Kirhoffer, Rebeccas Restaurant & Bar

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"When I think about celebration, the first thing that comes to mind is rosé Champagne. Don Ruinart Brut NV is one of my absolute favorites."
— Theresa Rogers, Horseneck Wine and Liquors

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"The chance to throw a party and set a table with my fine crystal NEVER, EVER ceases to fill me with excitement. Creating an atmosphere to make friends feel special is so important."
— William Yeoward, William Yeoward Crystal

 

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"The dining table should be THE centerpiece of a dining room. I opt for something that pops, whether rich, dark wood, brilliant lacquer or, as pictured, opulent onyx on a cast bronze base."
— Jamie Drake, Drake Design Associates

 

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"Flowers make the celebration. They make people happy. I like to add a little surprise from nature, something unexpected from the backyard, like rose hips, berries or grapes."
— Cyrus Paktinat, The Flower Fall

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