October 16, 2019


In: Favorites, Lifestyle

We are delighted that Ronda Carman’s new book, “Entertaining at Home” (Rizzoli, New York 2019) features a chapter highlighting “Breakfast in the Garden” at the Eilers’ house, where Sarah shares her ideas for entertaining along with one of her favorite recipes.
Ronda Carman book signing at Bettie Bearden Pardee's home in Rhode Island.

The book is a colorful collection of festive get-togethers created by tastemakers from across the country. Bettie Bearden Pardee, who is one of our favorite entertainers, hosted a lovely book launch  in the garden of her beautiful Newport Home.
Bettie Bearden Pardee and Ronda Carman at Ronda's book signing hosted by Bettie.
From left to right: Bettie Bearden Pardee and Ronda Carman
Sarah Eilere and Robin Garceau at Ronda's book signing in Rhode Island.
From left to right: Robin Garceau and Sarah Eilers

The afternoon soirée was followed by a seated dinner for those featured in the book, who attended the event, and their guests. A delicious homemade New England clam chowder by Bettie, from her very own recipe featured in Ronda’s book, was served.
Sat down dinner at Bettie Bearden Pardee's home in celebration of Ronda Carma's book release.
Home made clam chowder by Bettie Bearden Pardee.

In addition to Sarah’s thoughts on a festive breakfast gathering, “Entertaining at Home” features several other Houstonians.  Lynn Wyatt – Houston based international philanthropist – offers lunch on her ranch, Texas style; Ruth Davis – the founder of FOUND – serves up a hearty harvest supper in her library turned dining room; Courtnay Tartt Elias creates a Playful Purple Party; Caroline Harper Knapp has great ideas for a Chic Soiree; and former Houstonians Susan and Skylar Dabbar give wonderful Christmas party tips… the list goes on and on!
Sarah Eilers 'Breakfast in the garden chapter in Ronda Carman's book.
China: Bernardaud Limoges, Linens: Leontine Linens, Stemware: Artland Iris, Sterling Flatware: Antique Fiddle Thread by Frank Smith, Tablecloths: Brunschwig & Fils 

If you haven’t already, we hope you will take a look at Ronda’s new book. It’s a true inspiration for stylish entertaining. Full of stunning photos,  scrumptious recipes and endless party ideas (and advice!) from celebrated hosts – suitable for any occasion or season. An instant “go to” entertaining guide and a must for your coffee table collection!

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

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