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Daily Archives: September 21, 2016

Getting Ready For Fall Entertaining

With tomorrow being the first day of fall,  our thoughts are turning to fall entertaining.  These days successful entertaining seems to be all about the well-stocked bar or bar cart!   Whether you are serving cocktails or mocktails, wine or champagne, that bar needs to look its best.  The focal point or jewel of the bar is definitely the ice bucket.  The gorgeous glasses come and go, once they are filled, but the ice bucket remains standing strong until all the guests leave.  That is why I am recommending we choose one that is unique and elegant.  The ones below happen to be my favorites.  Happy Fall and Happy Entertaining!!!!

Getting Ready For Fall Entertaining

Vagabond House bar tool

Kraftware ice bucket

Antique ice bucket


Black ice bucket

Bar tool

CB2 ice bucket

Champagne bucket

Le Coucou

We just celebrated our “golden” anniversary…our19th on the 19th and I knew we really needed to mark the occasion by having dinner at someplace special.   I have been reading all the reviews and postings of Le Coucou for the past several months.  The spectacular photos of the decor totally drew me in.  One of the reviews said that you felt like you were immediately transported to Paris when you walked in the door and tasted the food.  That was enough for me.  Unfortunately due to its extreme popularity, it is impossible to get a reservation at Le Coucou  BUT, the staff is incredible and put us on a wait list and only after a couple of days gave us a choice of two nights for the upcoming weekend.  Readers, I have dined all over Manhattan and that RARELY happens.  But Le Cou Cou is a place of miracles.  Run don’t walk to this special spot.  Internationally acclaimed chef, Daniel Rose and famed restauranteur Stephen Starr will treat you to a night you will not forget!!  For more information on Le Coucou, click HERE.