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Dishing It Up With Sharon Insul—Lots Of Choices For Valentine’s Day

Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 – 2:23 PM

Come sit with me for awhile and see what I’m bringing to the table…

Life is about choices. Yes, yes, I hear you, but not always. Let’s go with the premise that your choices abound.  Wow! I just heard whispers of, yes, yes, mmm hmm, ah ha, and I mean to tell all of you yes sayers, it’s music to my ears.

We have been writing, painting, singing, signing, saying, and showing just how much we love one another since —well probably way before man began turning actions into tangible symbols of love. From cave drawings to Cartier, Linzer Heart Sandwich Cookies to tattoos, cigar bands to gold bands, and well, I’m sure you’ve got my gist. Do you think you know where I’m going? Hell, I’m not even sure where I’m going with all this yet. Well maybe that statement is a touch misleading.

In the first photo here is a red feather Christmas wreath, I re-purposed with twinkle lights forming an abstract heart around red, the ultimate color of love, and certainly Valentine’s Day. See I really did, and do know where I’m going. Be still my heart. I just have soooo many out-of-the-box ideas that I need to grab hold of the reins, and reign in my enthusiasm. The second photo? Oh that’s an easy answer.

For those of you who like spending Valentine’s Day with your honey in a secluded romantic get away, I say Hotel Maison. Why? Why not? You get to pick the menu, create the ambiance, orchestrate the music (not muzak), decide what, when, and where each course is served. Now that, my friends, is not what you’ll get in a restaurant. It’s okay, go ahead, giggling is definitely optional,  just as what you serve for dessert is.

For those looking for a new twist on the same-old, ho-hum table setting help is here with Sharon Insul’s new book on Amazon “a collection of… Tableofferings™ from the go-to expert tablescaper” available in E-book and hardcover at

For children, Insul offers the  I Am Sooo Lucky!!! series about two sisters, available on Amazon (,, 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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