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Dishing It Up With Sharon Insul—Bringing The Bling To A Holiday Table

Flickering candlelight and metallic ribbon filled with teeny-weeny LED bulbs create razzle-dazzle.

Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 – 4:48 PM

Inviting —a word defined in the dictionary as, “offering the promise of an attractive or enjoyable experience.” Hmmm, plllleaseeee … I can do better than that. Take a tour of the first photo to see how a touch of drama, razzle-dazzle, and lighting can create a mood-inspiring, come-join-the-festivities bar. By mixing both flickering candlelight and metallic ribbon filled with teeny-weeny LED bulbs,  you can ratchet-up any lay-out into a downright in-your-face, not-to-be ignored event.

As we all know, assorted glasses, bottle opener, ice, drinks of choice, and cocktail napkins are pretty much what most people consider “needed” to stock a bar.  Okay, now let’s talk about what I think a stocked bar should have. Beyond the mix of flattering candlelight and mini-LED lights, you need to layer with touches of visual bling—yes, lol, that was me giggling.

Geez, I just heard someone say they don’t have visual bling.  Look again, no really — I’ll wait, not to worry. What you all have to remember is that “bling,” like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Your bling can be something as simple as a bowl of colored marbles, fallen leaves, or tea cups holding slices of lemon, onions, olives or yummy maraschino cherries. Now it’s your turn to create the bling.

For those looking for a new twist on the same-old, ho-hum table setting, Insul offers her new book, “a  collection of… Tableofferings™ from the go to expert tablescaper,” great as a gift for hostesses and bridal showers, on her website for $19.99 + S&H. The book is also available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and in ebook and hardcover.

For children, Insul offers her “I Am Sooo Lucky!!!” book trilogy avilable on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Book1 –; Book2 –; Book3 - Prime Amazon members can read for free.

Sharon Insul is the former owner of the Beverly Hills boutique Candle light and… 



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