We’re psyched for spring for a number of reasons; warm weather brings bare legs, iced coffee, peonies, and, perhaps most importantly, the desire to fire up the grill. (Though we live in New York City, we purposefully collect a few friends with backyards and/or roof decks for such things.) A simple burger may be acceptable to serve at a barbecue, but we’d rather, to quote Emeril Lagasse, take things up a notch by stuffing our burgers with cheese, mushrooms, and other yumminess. Too bad every time we’ve tried it’s been a horrible mess. Not anymore! Williams-Sonoma’s Stuffed Hamburger Press makes the whole process neat and simple. Now can they come up with a way to stuff hot dogs please?
At a loss for words? Whip out these babies to get the conversation flowing. These topic cards are perfect for a long road trip, lightening up a discussion, or just getting your friends to think. Use them at a dinner party, or keep them on your coffee table. There are questions like “What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen?” and “If you could spend one year in any country which would you choose?” With 135 open-ended questions, you’re sure to be entertained. Who wants to discuss the weather or politics when you can spice things up like this? Let the chatter begin.
Summer has all of us here at The Frisky craving good old-fashioned, outdoorsy fun, but, alas, we are stuck in our office, clicking away on our computers. To quell our cravings, we’re going on a virtual picnic in the park. In true summer spirit, we’re each bringing one thing. I’ll start. I’m going on a picnic, and I’m bringing a bright red bandana. They’re great outdoor accessories and come in handy for all kinds of picnic games. Besides, they remind me of sleepaway camp. Care to join us? We’re going on a picnic, and we’re bringing … Keep reading »
Some people can entertain graciously or be an enthusiastic guest effortlessly. For others, the thought of throwing a party or stepping into a room full of strangers makes them quake in their high heels. I’m one of those people who thinks of invitations as a blessing and a curse. Sure, I want to be invited to parties and hang out with my friends, but I also hate feeling lonely in a room full of associates or people I barely know. I can’t be the only one who feels like she’s expected to perform when she’s a guest at a party. I used to feel that entertaining at home was too much work on my day off, so I haven’t had a party in more than two years. But it’s the summer and we’re still in a recession, so it’s time to get to entertaining. Whether you’re a host or a guest, here’s the etiquette to ensure you have a night to remember … positively! Keep reading »
Last night, circa 8 p.m., you would have found me three-deep in cherry vodka cocktails. Tomorrow’s agenda? Cupcakes on the beach. Why all the fuss? My bestest friend in all the world/co-pilot in Lindsay Lohan self-tanner-testing, Christiane, is turning 26. Drinks with the girls aren’t enough for this bitch! She won’t be happy until we’re singing “Happy Birthday” as we pick pieces of sand out of our frosting.
This is not my first bout with multiple birthday celebrations. People are still mocking my boyfriend for hosting four — yes, four — birthday parties this year. But it wasn’t because of a big ego or anything like that: David is just the most friendly, social guy on the planet and he celebrated four times with different friends who couldn’t all make it on one night. I guess if four different groups of pals offer to pay for your drinks/dinner, why not go for it? Keep reading »