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Memorable Entertaining Update

August 25, 2008

We’ve been very busy this summer enhancing for you and future members.

Above and beyond our weekly additions:

  • New wines
  • Summer menus
  • Party Tip resources
  • Toasts & Sparkling Conversation: Table Topic Cards
  • Party Ideas: “The Girl’s Night Out Box of Questions"
  • Time Savers: Lentil Salad with Black Bean Salsa
  • Outdoor Entertaining: Colorful Collection of Coated Table Linens
  • Recent Discoveries: A reasonably priced Pinot Noir from Oregon
  • Linens: a new resource for sophisticated table mats to create a modern alternative in tabletop dressing
  • Party Ideas: a new twist on M & M’s
  • In the News
  • Customer Testimonials: Check out what members are saying about
  • Non-member Registration for our “What’s Ahead" newsletter
  • Purchase Gift Certificates: members can now log-in, click on Membership, click on Purchase Gift Certificates and bypass the registration process.

Under Development:

  • Flower Arranging Video
  • Resources for Party Invitations

Preview of Holiday Season 2008

  • Holiday Tablescapes
  • Holiday Wines
  • Do Ahead Holiday Appetizers
  • Preparing for House Guests
  • Holiday Menus
  • Hostess Gift Ideas
  • How to Care for the Over Imbibed Guest

Share your thoughts on other useful information. can provide to make your holidays stress-free and memorable.

Exciting News

  • will be featuring Mary Corpening Barber & Sara Corpening Whiteford authors of “Cocktail Foods...50 finger foods with attitude". Look for their biography and featured recipes in October.
  • We’ve received permission from The Dallas Museum of Art League to feature recipes from their beautiful cookbook “The Artful Table".
  • Welcome new Contributing Chef Erin Bailey, caterer & owner of La Pomme de Pin, a specialty foods store located in Barrington, IL. Erin graduated from the renowned Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School in Paris. Look for her bio and first contribution to, “Summer Harvest Menu".
  • has partnered with MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving) to provide you with tips to keep your guests safe during the holiday season.
  • Speaking Engagements:
    • Chico’s, Deer Park, IL, September 17, 2008 “Explore how to maximize your fall fashion wardrobe & china inventory. We will create fabulous multiple looks both for you and your table! Call 847-438-2585 for details.
    • Barrington Area Library, Barrington, IL, November 5, 2008 “Holiday Tablescapes, Centerpieces. Tips for Setting a Buffet Table & Throwing a Dinner or Cocktail Party."Call 847-382-1300 for reservations.

What Members are Saying

"I am a woman in my mid 30's with an intense passion for entertaining but have limited time and resources, after discovering Memorable Entertaining I believe I just found my salvation. I have spent countless hours trying to find the resources to pull together fabulous parties from casual get togethers to formal entertaining. I was always left feeling exhausted and questioning if my affairs were quite memorable enough. How appropriate to find Memorable Entertaining because this site is OUTSTANDING!! I am inspired and amazed at the many, many ideas this site has given me. Most importantly is the uniqueness and the simplicity of pulling it all together. I am already planning a summer affair that I truly expect will be more than a memory, it's going to be the talk of the town. Thank you Debra for bringing a whole new world to us busy, creatively challenged woman." -- Tina, Chicago, IL

How Are We Doing?

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Our goal: To be a comprehensive resource that gives you all the tools you need to create Memorable Entertaining experiences in your home.

Our promise: We will strive to continually grow and change our web home for you, in ways that are meaningful and add value.


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