by Susan Palma and Babs Horner
Leave your preconceptions at the door: this is a coffee table book with a twist – and one you’ll actually use! In Sophistication Is Overrated, you’ll find delicious recipes as well as tips and tricks for truly unforgettable, and ridiculous, entertaining. Written by Babs Horner, a gourmet caterer, and her sister Susan Palma, an interior decorator – better known as the Slageter sisters – the book is a testimony to both refinement and fun. In it, you can learn to make your party “So Chic” with elegant crafts and décor, or go “So Slageter” with rubber chickens, wacky costumes, blow-up dolls and a healthy dose of humor. Whether you’re planning an anniversary, Mardi Gras, or a child’s birthday, Babs and Susan know how to bring the goods. At the heart of all the shenanigans, however, are Babs’s gourmet recipes, which are big on flavor, light on butter, and sure to please at any occasion. Along with these, you’ll find unique arrangement insights from Susan and her years of decorating experience. So stick your tongue firmly in your cheek and learn to entertain the Slageter way: with humor, heart, and above all, delicious food.