A little bit about Lisette.....

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest I feel most alive surrounded by trees and breathing in the fresh mountain air.

When I am not working you will most likely find me spending time outdoors, volunteering with my church and exploring this beautiful planet with my family. 

This is my place to share my passion for life and to encourage you to take time to find the extraordinary in your life.

Entertaining 101

I am always looking for an excuse to have a party, but this does not mean I only break out the good stuff for guests.

Here are my four workhorses for making everyday feel special:

1. PB Classic Goblet: We registered for these when we got married, but I have purchased an additional set so I have a total of eighteen on hand. You can even get these beauties monogrammed.

2. Cambridge Two Tier Server: The best $35 you will ever spend. I use the white platters as dinner plates because everything appears fancier when served on something other than a round dinner plate. Also, I cannot think of a dinner party I have thrown over the past five years where I have not appreciated the minimal real estate it takes up on a buffet.

3. Grand Hotel II flatware: The single most important decision after your groom is what flatware to register for. I searched high and low, but finally decided on the Grand Hotel II. It is simple, clean and yet elegant. I much rather have my guests use the real stuff as opposed to plastic. Once a year I try to purchase an additional set or two, so by the time they discontinue my pattern I will have all that I want.

4. Fantastik paper napkins: Although I am not a huge paper napkin fan, these have altered my overall opinion of the traditional too small, too thin, and ugly printed ones. They are a generous size, thick and come in a variety of colors. I prefer the white, which come in a 100 pack for $1.99, but they also come in baby blue, red, lime green etc.

Do you have any everyday dining favorites?

Returning to the Ledge

Sunsets and satisfaction