Hosting With Style – A Guide To Homemaking

Welcome!

If you love vintage-era styling, and love to cook, organize, travel, and entertain, then I might have what you’re looking for.

I began this blog as a supplemental content to my book, Hosting With Style- Beretta Fleur’s Guide To Parties & Homemaking, and as way for my readers from other various websites and magazines to connect with me. While I no longer post here regularly, the blog is still archived and the book is still available for purchase.

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Easy Crock Pot Gluten Free Lamb Stew

In cold weather, Husband makes lamb stew for us. It lasts a few days and is great to have during busy work weeks when you come in the door wanting comfort food.

This keeps well in the fridge a few days but doesn’t freeze well due to the potatoes and carrots. This can be made without meat and beef stock for a vegan / vegetarian version.lambstew

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Coconut Crack Macaroons

These unbelievably easy and tasty cookies are courtesy of Rachel Epstein and (along with many other recipes) can be found in Hosting With Style – Beretta Fleur’s Guide to Parties and Homemaking.

Naturally gluten-free, they are also perfect for Passover. Rachel brought them to Passover a few years ago and I would NOT stop eating them When I make them for my office, they get rave reviews and also complaints because they are so addictive.

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Coconut Macaroons

Prep time: 5 minute Bake time: 15 minutes

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Dames, Planes and Automobiles Summer Issue and Hot Rod Calendar

Hey Y’all,

Sorry that there has been ZERO blogging forever on my part… I am so busy and my regular day job does not afford me the extra time I used to have to blog. But once in awhile I hop on here and post-date some stuff so you can see what I’ve been up to!

I’ve been working on the Summer Issue of Dames, Planes and Automobiles. Featuring my usual layout and artwork, as well as an article on The War in the Pacific. A fun romp through the sand and surf with gorgeous dames, fighter planes, curvy cars, and a ton of great articles on living the vintage lifestyle, local artists, and groups that help out Veterans and active Military.

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Our cover features this awesome shot by  666 Photography with cover girl Shana Nicole, a fellow Houston Texas pinup.

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Summer Solstice Party Menu

I celebrated my birthday with a Summer Solstice Party. With lots of prep work and zero cooking except for grilling, this  easy summer menu feeds 20 people easily and keeps you enjoying the party, not slaving in the kitchen, while looking like WAY more effort than it is.

If guests ask what they can bring, suggest beer, vodka, a prepared salad or a desert. For dessert, my sister brought these Lemon Bars which were a huge hit. I couldn’t eat them so I made my standard Peach Cobbler, which I’ll post separately soon. Another friend brought some wonderful prepared salads from Whole Foods which added a nice touch to the menu.

If grilling isn’t an option, the meat and fish can be prepared in a hot heavy skillet on the stove.

Enjoy!

Menu

Grilled Tilapia Tacos  | Party Guacamole and Chips | Chicken Apple Sausages

Bar

Lavender Infusion Cocktails |  Ginger Infusion Cocktails |  Cucumber water | Light Beer | Iced Tea |

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Dames Planes and Automobiles Spring Elvgren Issue

This Spring, check out the Dames Planes and Automobiles Spring 2014 Issue with a lineup of beautiful dames in their favorite Elvgren recreation poses and tributes, like this gorgeous shot of Sirena Siren by Tim Hunter Photography.

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If you’re a fan of the classic artist Gil Elvgren, this is a great issue for you!

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Dames Planes and Automobiles February 2014 Issue

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I’m so proud to be a part of this amazing magazine. It’s my second issue and already I can tell that this is a project I’d love to be a part of for a very long time. If you’re at all interested in US military, aviation or automotive history, the vintage-modern lifestyle, learning about local artists and musicians from the east coast to the west as well as abroad, you should definitely like us on Facebook and pick up an issue or two. A portion of proceeds from all of our publications are donated to fine charities and non-profit groups supporting U.S. veterans and active military. Please see the Dames, Planes and Automobiles website for more info.

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Atomic Bombshells BONUS MATERIAL – New Tiki Party Swag!

This is a post with bonus material to go along with my new article on Tiki Parties in Atomic Bombshells Issue #6! A couple of these signs you may recall from my tiki birthday bash post a year or so ago, but most items I’ve been keeping to myself and are Brand Spanking New!

Get my complete guide to creating your tropical paradise in Atomic Bombshells Magazine, plus lots more lovely pinups, curvy classic cars, and more!

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Atomic Bombshells Magazine #6 Summer 2013

Printable Menus, Decorations, and Signs:

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