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Owner: blushinghostess

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Latest Blog Posts for The Blushing Hostess

  • Flowers 101: Courage, thorns, and the wisdom of Fearrington HouseWhen we lived in Boston I ordered flowers when I wanted them in the house: While Winston Flowers is infallible and talented, they were also staggeringly expensive. In the seasons when the garden there was not producing I dreaded ordering flowers. And...
  • The making of the Vanity Fair 2010 Oscars Party
    on Mar 10, 2010
    Graydon Carter hosted the Vanity Fair, 2010 Oscars Party - a plush and A-list attended event for 700 which included In-n-Out Burgers and cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery - at the Sunset Hotel and Towers: A few shots of the 48 hours before the party as t...
  • Historical notes: Sam Fraunces, First Presidential Steward of the United States
    on Mar 8, 2010
    Portrait, Sam Fraunces, property Sons of the RevolutionFraunces, as Sam Francis styled himself after the Revolution, was a mulatto born in the French West Indies, and had served as the proprietor of a New York tavern, the Mason Arms, before 1763. In...
  • Saturday Beauty: The Well-Conceived Face
    on Mar 6, 2010
    Whether or not she actually needs makeup is another discussion.Her face, like any, is a magnificent canvas in the right hands.Make up: In my book, very much a high art form and the concept of it being over-applied is, like any great painting, in my e...
  • The best never leave
    on Mar 5, 2010
    I was blessed with a few great bosses. Among them, Patty Sullivan, who can cost a garment of any caliber at sight while booking a flight from the phone under her neck and double checking a fabric yield on a calculator with another hand, all the while...
  • We'll pause here
    on Mar 3, 2010
    To note the passing of Suzanne Dolson-Fischer: Mother. Wife. Daughter. Friend. Far too young a woman. With continued thanks for the generous help of the readership here at Blushing Hostess for supporting Suzanne and her fund. I am grateful and humble...
  • Julianna Smoot, new White House Social Secretary
    on Mar 2, 2010
    The Obama administration has confirmed the appointment of Julianna Smoot to the position of White House Social Secretary.Smoot replaces Desiree Rogers (below).Rogers came under fire for, among other things, becoming too much a guest and too little an...
  • Entre nous: A First Birthday lunch
    on Mar 1, 2010
    My second baby girl has turned one. It seems like yesterday I was writing about an interminable pregnancy, and then finally advising you she had arrived. We had a little luncheon for her at her Grandmother's this past weekend, thought you might like...
  • Tamarindo: The Mexican School
    on Feb 26, 2010 in Cocktails
    In a former professional life, I spent a great deal of time in Central America. Largely not the Central America of luxe places like Cabo (for all the Mexican it isn't); lovely though, for sure.Anyway.It was my job to run around in the outlying areas...
  • Etiquette Challenge: Final Strokes
    on Feb 24, 2010
    Blushing,Can I call you "Blushing"?I wondered what you do in those last ten minutes before the guests arrive? My Mother contends they are the most critically spent entertaining minutes.Very truly,AshVicksburgDear Ash,Certainly. I respond to "Blushing...
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