Sunday, July 2, 2017

Episode 05: Cookbooks & Pizza Crawls with Sara Cornelius from Cake Over Steak

During Episode 05 we talk with Sara from Cake Over Steak about her favorite cookbooks - as well as how to plan a pizza crawl with your 25 closest friends. We asked her questions about logistics of planning a pizza crawl, who pays - and how they pay, how you keep people moving from location to location, and how to build the schedule for the day. Also, we apologize if you end up filling your Amazon cart full of cookbooks. (Sort of.)

Sara Cornelius is an artist who has combined her creative abilities with her love for home cooking into her illustrated food blog, Cake Over Steak. When she's not at her day job listening to hours of podcasts, she's dreaming up new recipes, testing them in her kitchen, photographing them, illustrating them, and then writing about them on her blog. In the rest of her spare time she enjoys working out (for #balance), reading, planning weird dinner parties and foodie excursions with her friends, and spending time with her husband and their socially awkward dog.
What are some of your favorite cookbooks? We'd love to hear about them in the comments below.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Episode 04: Dinner Party Etiquette with Lizzie Post

During Episode 04 we're chatting with Lizzie Post from the Emily Post Institute about party etiquette. We came prepared with all of our party questions and she was able to help provide insight, tips and tricks, and a few sample scripts along the way. We can't wait for you to check it out!

Lizzie Post, is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post and co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette 19th edition as well as Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette 6th edition and The Etiquette Advantage in Business 3rd edition. She and her cousin Daniel Post Senning are co-presidents of the Emily Post Institute as well as co-hosts of the Awesome Etiquette podcast, where they answer listener questions, and explore the topic of etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. Lizzie does speaking engagements across the country sharing advice about entertaining, weddings, dating, dining etiquette, tech-etiquette, finance, and lifestyle. She has worked as a spokesperson for companies including Bob Evans, Bank of America, American Express Platinum, AirBnB, and Genentech. She is a columnist with Women’s Running magazine. Lizzie offers a fresh, relatable, perspective with an engaging voice. She delights in tackling etiquette’s taboo topics with the media, making her a popular source. Her interviews include NBC’s The Today Show, Katie, Fox & Friends, Live with Kelly and Michael, The Gayle King Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Slate, Vanity Fair, Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Harper’s Bazaar, Travel & Leisure, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post and more. 
  • Meet Lizzie
  • Emily Post's Etiquette, the 19th Edition
    • Find the book here on Amazon
    • Keeping etiquette relevant
    • What makes the 19th Edition different
    • Etiquette in the work place
  • Our Etiquette Questions
    • What is the number one most asked question about entertaining at home?
    • What do you think it takes to be a great host?
    • How do you recommend handling situations when there are people who don't know each other at parties?
    • What is your go-to dish to bring to a potluck?
      • Dumplings
      • Artichoke Dip
      • Roasted Red Pepper Dip: Roasted Red Pepper, Clove of Garlic 1-2 cans Chick Peas, Parmesan Cheese, Salt, Pepper
      • Homemade Pita Chips
    • Do you have any advice to deal with the battle of getting people to RSVP?
    • Do you have any hard-and-fast rules that you always hold to when hosting a dinner party?
    • Do you have any advice for being the center of attention at a baby shower?
    • Do you have any housewear guilty pleasures?
  • What are you planning right now?
    • Jessica: Visiting friends
    • Lizzie: Etiquette 19th edition launch, horses, golf, & home repairs
    • Chrystina: Scheduling coffee dates with everyone
  • What's going on in your kitchen?
    • Chrystina: New spice rack
    • Lizzie: Keeping it clean & gifting banana bread recipes
    • Jessica: Baking and foraging
  • How are you staying in touch?
    • Jessica: People are staying in touch with her
    • Lizzie: Message bombing, Facebook messenger, and home visits
    • Chrystina: Sending snail mail
  • What are you into right now?
  • Find us online:
We would love to hear more about your etiquette tips, tricks, and questions below!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Episode 03: Networking Events with Lauren Caselli

During Episode 03 we're chatting with Lauren Caselli from Lauren Caselli Events about life stories, event planning, benefits of facilitation, and all the things. 

Lauren Caselli is a strategic event marketer and facilitator that works with creative corporate and tech companies to help them build brand awareness through top-notch event experiences. In 2015, she founded the Boss Lady Bash, an event for creative female entrepreneurs starting their own businesses without taking big business loans. Selling out 7 times, the Boss Lady Bash is a premier example of how to create connection in an increasingly digital world, and is proof of the continuing value of in-person experiences.

We would love to hear about networking events you've attended (or planned!) in the comments below!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Episode 02: Our Ideal Dinner Parties

  • Our Ideal Dinner Parties
    • Chrystina: indoors, 6 people, one cop out course, no decorations.
    • Jessica: outdoors, +6 people, fire, live music, potluck, dessert cop out.
  • Our Dinner Party Rules
    • Chrystina: be super detailed on the invitation to tell your guests what to expect, what to bring, what to wear, and a general understanding of the menu - and don't forget to offer your guests a hot cup of tea before the night is out!
    • Jessica: make sure there's something for everyone, always have a salad course
  • How to keep the conversation going
  • Other things:
    • Chrystina only made it 16 days on the Whole30.
    • Jessica tells a story about Chauncy's blackout juice.
    • Jessica is answering questions about her baby shower.
    • Jessica got baby chicks.
    • Chrystina tries to figure out how to store tea.
    • Everyone's spring cleaning.
    • Sign up for Jessica's newsletter to get her cookbook.
  • Jessica’s Loving:
    • Organizing
  • Chrystina's Loving:
    • Reading: Strength Finders 2.0
    • Listening to: Ed Sheeran's new album
    • Watching: 30 Rock, Chef's Table
We would love to hear about your ideal dinner party in the comments below!

Episode 01: Our Party Hosting Styles

Show Notes:
We would love to hear about your party hosting style in the comments below!