Danielle Rollins, preeminent hostess, tastemaker and contributing editor for Veranda magazine, has written Soiree Entertaining with Style which features detailed descriptions for invitations, flowers, table settings, linens, and more than eighty original recipes.
In her first book Rollins invites readers into her world of elegant, accomplished entertaining. Featuring an intimate New Year’s Eve dinner and a grand fund-raiser, all fifteen parties emphasize hosting guests with grace and ease at home. The reader will learn how to create a party timeline, how invitations set the tone, and how to plan a menu and gain dozens of ideas for setting festive tables.
From signature cocktails like Blood Orange Old Fashioneds, and Prosecco with Popsicles to the imaginative linens, flowers, and menus, Rollins brilliantly executes every detail. From croquet in the garden at the Gatsby Lawn Party with St. Germain Lemonade Cocktails and Victorian Iced Sorbet, with guests in period attire, to a Fall Harvest Chef’s Dinner in the kitchen, with the guests seated cozily around the kitchen island, eating Pork Chops with Stone Ground Grits, the parties are cleverly conceived, flawlessly executed, and fun.
Handsomely photographed and filled with the parties of tastemakers such as Oscar de la Renta and Lela Rose plus recipes by esteemed guest chefs, Soirée is an idea-filled resource for those who love to entertain.
Danielle Rollins is quickly becoming one of the nation’s leading lifestyle experts. Mixing a dash of glamour with an approachable flair, Danielle sets the standard for Gracious Living and Stylish Entertaining™. Channeling the style of Grace Kelly, the wit of Lucille Ball, and the decorating and entertaining approach of Dorothy Draper, mixed with a little fantasy from the ever-imaginative, flamboyant Elsie de Wolfe, she inspires and encourages others to celebrate any and every opportunity to create a memory.
This book is available online.