Monday, February 6, 2017

Sophistication is Overrated

Susan Palma and Babs Horner, better known as the Slageter Sisters, believe that serious sophistication is entirely overrated. Using their talents as a gourmet caterer and interior decorator, Babs and "Sue Sue" have captured their joie de vivre in a fabulous coffee table book, Sophistication is Overrated. The book is a testimony to both refinement and fun, providing rave-review recipes that are big on flavor and light on butter as well as inspiration for elegant tablescapes. In addition, it also showcases tips and tricks for truly unforgettable and hilarious entertaining.

Inspirational tips and recipes for an elegant anniversary party are outlined in the book.

This très chic "I'd rather be in Paris" party is inspired by their love and collections of Hermès scarves, Limoges boxes, and Old Paris porcelain.

This beautiful tablescape is complete with one of my favorite china patterns, Chinese Bouquet by Herend.

Babs shares her incredibly easy and delicious bistro salad.

As a needlepointer, I especially loved the tips for hosting a Stich and Sip... otherwise known as a Stich and B*#%!

Have a friend going under the knife for a little nip and tuck?  Cheer them up with a post-plastic surgery party!

How about a first anniversary party for the new trophy wife?

Sue Sue and her decorating partner Muffin Lemak made these candy trees for the Dallas charity event, Kappa Tablescapes, one year. They were so well received that they have become an annual tradition for the Slageter Sisters, and instructions on how to make them are in the book.

Babs has also included recipes for her delicious Christmas cookies and holiday hors d'oeuvres, perfect for a Yuletide brunch. 

And why not host a Mardi Gras Madness party this year? Tips are also included for an "Ash Wednesday is Payback" soiree, complete with a hangover station.

Babs lives in New Canaan, Connecticut and is a gourmet cater for Absolutely Babulous and a needlepoint entrepreneur with It's a Stitch. Sue Sue lives in Dallas and is a nationally recognized decorator, owner of Susan Palma Interiors, and co-owner of The Design Girls with Muffin Lemak. For more information on the Slageter Sisters, upcoming events, and to purchase the book, please visit It is also available via Amazon. And if you are in South Florida, mark your calendar, because Sue Sue and Babs will be conducting a book tour in Palm Beach and Miami later this month! Please follow Sophistication is Overrated on Instagram for times and dates.


  1. Herend is my favorite way to dress up my table for dinner!

  2. I loooove the book, loooove Babs' Pinterest account, think we are good friends (we are in my head!) and have bought multiple of the books as gifts which are always a huge hit!!!!

  3. It looks like such good fun and I think I'll have to get it since you give it such an endorsement:)
    Xo Pia


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