Welcome, dear reader!
Today is the opening day of “Where Is The Damn Corkscrew,” and I’m so delighted you have stopped by.
I’m hoping to make the internet a better place in my own small way, by helping real people to take on casual entertaining and real-life event planning with minimal stress and maximum awesome. Let’s enjoy the good life in the middle ground somewhere between eHow and Martha Stewart!
Up my sleeves for the coming months are all sorts of blog posts about tackling dinner party menus, thank-you notes, holiday decorating, entertaining in small spaces, and more.
I enthusiastically welcome feedback on what you need and want from this site. Please feel enormously free to share your questions, frustrations, ideas and anything else that comes to mind about entertaining, hosting, party planning, and managing guests in the blog comments or in a reply to my email newsletter.
And finally, why the name “Where Is The Damn Corkscrew?” Well, I can’t tell you how many times I have uttered that exact phrase to myself when having people over. And yes, sometimes my expletive of choice is a bit more raunchy…
My goal is to tackle that frustrated moment we’ve all had: feeling unprepared and frazzled when we just want to extend our hospitality to someone lovely. Life is too short to let hosting anxiety prevent quality time with friends and family, and life is also too short to stress out about finding the damn corkscrew.
Welcome, and pro tip – you don’t need a corkscrew to open sparkling wine!