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Summer Entertaining

The Best Local Eats for Your Summer Bash!

June 2, 2014
Summer Fun
Lakesha Rose

I was recently the guest co-host on You and Me This Morning on WCIU. We had a fun segment with Eric Steiglman, founder of Bonfire wines. He brought along some a red and white wine and delicious bites for a summer picnic in Chicago. Check it out! Notes: Wine from Bonfire, sold at Whole Foods and Mariano’s. American Spoon and “Q” BBQ sauce, sold at Blue Door Farm stand in Lincoln Park. Goddess and Grocer sell a variety of delicious prepared foods. Urban Accents is a local Grocery store. Magnolia Bakery is in Chicago. I hope you enjoy all of these local foods for the summer!    

A DIY Kentucky Derby Day!

Throw a Fabulous Derby Party in Three Easy Steps!

May 1, 2014

Whether you watch for the fabulous hats or the sleek horses, the Kentucky Derby is a family fun event that never loses its edge. Learn to throw your own DIY Kentucky Derby Party this Saturday using our favorite A Perfect Event celebrity party stylist’s tips and tricks. Decor First impressions are everything when guests arrive. Design a few focal points around the party, near the entrance, at the bar or on the buffet to bring the theme to life. Just like the jockey’s “silks,” create bold pops of color with my favorite floral tip: “colorblock” groups of bright colorful spray roses or standard roses into julep cups, silver vases or drinking glasses right from your pantry. Add …  Read more

Superbowl Entertaining 101

Seven Ways to Throw a Perfect Game Day Party!

January 30, 2014
Football party
Lakesha Rose

Some of us Chicagoans may or may not be celebrating the Super Bowl this Sunday. But some of us just look for a reason to “throw” a party. As a Lifestyle expert who has been entertaining for almost 20 years, I have had my hiccups along the way. I remember the time I made a rib roast for Christmas, which is best prepared medium rare to medium. Well, mine was gorgeous on the outside and more rare on the inside. The rest of the dishes were plated and ready to go when I had to put the roast back in the oven. I felt so bad I opened my pricey …  Read more