We are getting excited for our Cocktail Party!

How to Host a Standout Event

Thursday, February 18, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  
We think The Cooktail Party is the most groundbreaking entertaining book we've come across, because you can set a table not only with great recipes from this cookbook, but it has loads of ideas on how to set an inspiring tabletop for your gathering.  See what I did here - I have this ladder "bookshelf" thing and I will put it outside my front door (you might prefer inside) as a welcome station to my guests that will be arriving later.  Look closely -- The Cocktail Party book advises that we use what we have (for me it's books books books, plus plenty of pencils and a set of champagne glasses) to make folks feel merry and special while they are over. 

Take a closer look at my "ladder/champagne" station and notice that the new Kate Spade of New York Spring 2016 line is in the mix.  We are so excited to be launching this line of pretty little cups and plates and trays on the 18th, and lookee here - the folks at KSNY sent us a box of 2016 fun to GIVE AWAY to you all.  

Anyone who buys the cookbook has a chance to win if they are at the event Thursday! The new line will be available for order at the event!

For today, Jenny and I have declared a READING DAY, where we hole up with our stack and immerse ourselves in books we've been dying to dig in to.  It's funny that we can call this "work" now, for we've done it all along, me and Jen.  (BTW, mark your calendars for our Spring Book Recommendation Party, April 9 at 11:00 am:  Champagne & Daffodils).  Here's her stack; I'm going to dive in at last to Jane Gardam, of Old Filth fame (tell you later) and the new phenom fiction, Thomas Murphy.  Gosh, I hope I like it as much as the critics...

Oh, and boy-o, thanks - we have been nominated again for the Best of Wheaton Awards in the retail category.  You voted us to victory last year, and once again — you can email your votes for PPB once a day until the voting ends on Monday, February 22, from as many email addresses as you want.  Deets below.  We've made so many changes at PPB since last year - a door, a Reading Room, a Celebration Room devoted to greeting cards, plus a more friendly location for our reception station.  We hope you will take a minute to vote — this year if we win, we will DEFINITELY have a PPB party for you all, incorporating all the ideas from our faveity fave Cocktail Party book!

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