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(... the "Joie de vivre")
Wife, mother of four boys and grandmother to six, I have many birthdays, graduations, recitals, cast parties and sports triumphs to celebrate.
My greatest joy is a gathering that creates an atmosphere of love and connection while sharing stories and savoring each other's company. My indulgence is getting so wrapped up in the moment, I forget that I am the hostess and need to stay a little focused. I feel this creates the relaxed and informal ambiance of our most memorable celebrations.
Open your heart and front door. Welcome your favorite people and let your personality shine.
(...Lawyer ... Banker ... Food Media Junkie)
Former lawyer and banker, I analyze, research and make spreadsheets. I've collected every Gourmet magazine since 1992 and catalogued recipes in my library.
I devour TV shows about cooking. Pastry chefs recreating Disneyland entirely of sugar, master chefs opening a basket of unknown ingredients to create a meal, or the junk food aficionado plowing through more oysters than one would believe humanly possible all fascinate me.
The method behind my madness, analysis and a constant striving for perfection, requires balance. It often drives my husband crazy. It can lack Sue's "joie de vivre".
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Everyday Divas Celebrations
with Mimi and Sue
How to turn your everyday into a celebration