Where Do You Get Your News?

Dec 10

Where Do You Get Your News?

As a Saturday Salon host, part of your job is to stimulate conversation with well-worded questions. Each guest can write their own questions to put in the hat, but you want to make sure you add a few or your own.  Here’s how you do it: Aim for 3-5 questions covering a wide range of topics. It’s always good to write a funny one such as “What is the...

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In Defense of Fashion

Oct 25

In Defense of Fashion

WANT A BREAK from the election debates? Throw in a question about Fashion into the hat at your next Saturday Salon and watch the fur fly! Defending fashion is a tough task in any audience, but even though my husband and I toss the NY Times Style Magazine onto the floor every Sunday morning with disgust, I bravely picked it up this week and thumbed through it. Yes,...

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Watcha Doin’?

Jan 26

Watcha Doin’?

THIS MAN IS FUN! When was the last time you had any..fun? I’m talking about doing something purely for the enjoyment you get WHILE DOING IT.  Not the benefits you reap AFTER you do it, like eating healthy and exercising.  Crowbarring yourself off the couch to go to the gym to ride a bike that’s been nailed to the floor, next to 50 other people sweating...

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Go to the Edges of Your Life

Jan 19

Go to the Edges of Your Life

CAN YOU REALLY GET A DOZEN PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT ETHNICITIES, OCCUPATIONS, GENDERS, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL STATUS, health, travel experience, political and religious persuasions, and nationalities to sit down and talk to each other about the most sensitive and volatile topics of our time….without drawing blood? I promise you that you can!  Whether you are new to...

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Inviting 101

Jan 19

Inviting 101

SATURDAY SALON HOSTING TIP # 1….is “Get Out of Your  Comfort Zone!”  When you think of hosting a salon, you will feel comfortable inviting your friends, but not necessarily your boss or people you know may not like each other.  Be Brave!  The whole purpose of a Saturday Salon is to bring people together who don’t normally take the time or...

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Favorite Summer Wine

Jun 08

Favorite Summer Wine

MY NEW FAVORITE SUMMER WHITE If you’re looking for an elegant, cool white wine to take to someone’s home when you’re invited over, or serve your own guests, Amici Cellars has a great one!  It’s my go-to wine this summer.  It’s around $25, so is nice enough for a gift, but won’t break the bank if you want to turn roast chicken...

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