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Hey there ! Stevie here for LA Story ! We have a real TREAT for you today– and I mean that in EVERY sense of the word!

Susanna Salk,  Lifestyle and Entertaining Expert + Editor of House & Garden Magazine,   just got off a plane at LAX and managed to snag some cell phone time to talk to us about an event TOMORROW NIGHT (Tuesday 5/2/2006) at MACYS South Coast Plaza  that’s all about entertaining.

The theme of the Kahlua-sponsored, MACYS event, is called
( Or Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation, Memorial Day, Summer BBQs and any reason for a party… and let’s be honest … if you need a reason for a party, you need a new life!!)

Don’t think this is just for the "about to be " or "newlywed" couples, there’s a lot here that Susanna Salk can teach you about entertaining
with flair, style and wit and do it without breaking your bank account!!

Listen to the podcast to get all the "insider" ideas and tips on how to throw the best parties and become known as the perfect party couple! But as a teaser, here are a few tips for you to test drive.

Send guests home with a cocktail recipe as a token from the evening
–Mix the exotic with the everyday — use flowers, texture, and colors to create an extraordinary tabletop display.
–Don’t be afraid to try new color mixes. It’s summer: which means you can mix tropical colors and textures into the mix without fear.
—Don’t just use your regular tablecloths — buy a yard of fabulous fabric to be used to create a mood.

Susanna offers terrific ideas that don’t have to cost a lot of money and can be done easily without a lot of fuss.

Working with Macy’s Wedding & Gift Registry Event,  Susanna Salk shares her creative tips with those who attend this MACY’s event
at South Coast Plaza.

There’a special bonus! Check out Kahlua’s new signature cocktail,
“Exotic Bliss.”   It’s the perfect "start to finish" drink that your guests can drink from appetizer to dessert!

This easy to concoct drink makes for an enjoyable evening and the recipe already printed out for guests to take home makes the event even more ‘
memorable evening–it gives them something to remember the event. I try to create a signature cocktail like the “Kahlua Bliss” that incorporates the theme of the evening:

1 part Kahlua
1 part Stoli
1 part Hiram Walker Raspberry Schnapps
2 parts milk or half & half
Dash of grenadine
Shake well with ice, strain into glass. Garnish with raspberries, chocolate curls or coffee beans.

Here’s a great dish to make for dinner: Roast Chicken Glazed with Kahlua–YUM!!!

For more recipes for drinks or food, please check out the Kahlua website at KAHLUA.COM

As Special Projects editor at House & Garden Magazine, Susanna Salk is  a specialist in creating beautiful and dynamic experiences in entertaining.  Salk has appeared as an expert on style and design on CBS Early Show and CNN, and has lectured extensively across the country.

WHAT: House & Garden editor Susanna Salk
WHEN:  Tuesday, May 2
TIME:  6:30pm to 9:00pm

WHERE: Macy’s at South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Hope to see you at Macys South Coast Plaza!! You will know me because I will be hanging out by the Kahlua Brownies!!

That’s the LA Story!


*open to the public / must be 21 years or older to attend*

LA Story.


Author: Stevie Wilson

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