The Art of Southern Charm
Summertime is the perfect weather to host a BBQ or cookout with family and friends. Often out-of-town guests and last minute get-togethers have a way of popping up when you least expect them. Celebrate life at its best with a little help from our favorite Bravolebrity, Patricia Altschul. In her new book, The Art of Southern Charm, the lifestyle icon shares her secrets for hosting the most magnificent soiree with a touch of Southern hospitality.
Next time you host a party, dish up some comfort food for your guests. Deviled eggs, ham biscuits, and of course pimento cheese, the caviar of the South, are always a big hit. Don’t forget the Duke’s mayonnaise when you whip up Patricia’s delectable chicken-salad sandwiches. A true Southerner will taste the difference. Patricia makes it easy for busy moms to host a party by sharing favorite recipes complete with serving tips.
No gathering would be complete without cocktails. If you are a fan of Bravo TV’s Southern Charm, you know Patricia’s love for a good martini. She shares her butler Michael’s Perfect Martini recipe along with suggestions for preparing standing bars in your home and outdoor living space. Glassware, alcohol & mixers, and even doggie swizzle sticks are included in the grande dame’s must-have list. And if you are attending a party this summer, Patricia also includes her do’s and don’ts for hostess gifts.
Make this summer a season to remember. Pick up a copy of The Art of Southern Charm. It is more than just a Southern etiquette book. It’s a lifestyle guide for moms and millennials who are in search of sage advice on entertaining, manners, and what it truly means to be a lady.
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