First of all, a sincere, heartfelt thank you to all of our wonderful customers who came to our party last night! In addition to the opening of our 2010 Christmas shop, our book, Romancing the Home ENTERTAINS, was finally available to take home! The store was full of laughter, customers, and food, and we hope that everyone had a good time. My wonderful staff had spent long hours creating the inspiring Christmas displays for your enjoyment. Many one of a kind items were available for sale, especially the beautiful hand-made Santas and Angels by a talented local artist. One side of the store was glittery and metallic, while the other was a natural, organic wonderland. Special holiday food products were brought in from Europe just for the event, and it seems the brandied cherries were the hit! ( I understand that dropping one brandied cherry in a lemon martini is one of our customer's favorite drinks!). Lynda flew in from Atlanta to create tarts, cakes and savories for your tasting enjoyment and of course, all the recipes are in our book. So let the holiday season begin- fa la la la la- ho ho ho- Christmas is only 7 weeks away!