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America Entertains: A Year of Imaginative Parties Hardcover – October 1, 2003

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David Tutera has exquisite taste, incomparable style, and just the right amount of flair...

About the Author

David Tutera has been planning parties for 18 years and his star-studded client list includes Elton John, Barbara Walters, The Prince of Wales, and the Rolling Stones.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang; 1st Ed., 1st prtg. edition (October 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584792841
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584792840
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 1 x 11.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,551,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
America Entertains was my holiday survival guide! The December in NYC Party gave me so many festive home decorating ideas and amazing recipes. My guests simply couldn't stop eating the Molasses Christmas Crinkles or drinking the Mistletoe Martinis.
Valentines Day is just around the corner, I am already reviewing David's February in New Orleans Chapter. I know my husband will love chocolate-covered rose petals and Sinfully Red Cocktails but I'm guessing I will be enjoying them more than him!!!
David, thank-you so much!!
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David is truly an amazing talent who can transform any idea into magnificent! I loved his first book and was so delighted to have book number two. His ideas are fresh, original and imaginative and the recipes are incredible too. If you are looking for the perfect party planning book, this is IT! David Tutera is magic!
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By A Customer on November 29, 2003
Format: Hardcover
America Entertains is a must have for everyone. If your looking for entertaining for the holidays and different ways to decorate this book is a must.
David Tutera has the most incredible ideas and the Tutera tips keep you on your toes..
He is a very exquisite and talented designer. I've seen David on "the View" and the Wayne Brady show, And I look forward to more shows to get wonderful ideas that make your house a home and you can enjoy your party.
A must have!!
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Having worked with and attended parties produced and given by David, I'm happy for all who read this book to have the opportunity to be "in the know" about his many secrets for successful -- mind-blowing -- celebrations. Now, everyone has access to the little and big "things" that makes David's parties so special. He's got to be the most creative and gracious entertainer I've seen ... and now, his readers will be too.
With the holidays coming up, America Entertains is on my gift list, especially for those individuals who have everything. This book arms all of us with those special secrets to keep our guests enchanted, not just during our parties ... but for days (and hopefully longer) as the experiences are stored in their memory banks.
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A beautiful book to inspire any party planning with out of this world recipes and easy to understand tips for decorating. Many ideas for elegant settings to simple elements with just the perfect menu to enhance each. Stunning photographs will get "your creative" juices flowing. Tutera's tips (Essentials,

Extra's & Extravagances)are very helpful. A must to own if you truly enjoy entertaining!
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This is the must read for any person who is planning on entertaining this holiday season or hosting for the simplist of occasions.
David helps to guide those who do not have an eye for creativity or who just need a push to take their ideas futher. This book is insightful and entertaining to read. David Tutera is the best little secret to share with your friends.
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By A Customer on November 20, 2003
Format: Hardcover
By presenting a variety of actual parties, David Tutera demonstrates that a little imagination can elevate a simple dinner to a stunning event. The "Tutera tips" are extremetly useful as are small tidbits of information scattered throughout the text from caring for orchids to choosing the right ingredients for a martini. Tutera's clever use of readily available elements inspires the at home host to try something a little different. Visually exciting tables and rooms set the tone for any entertainment you plan and this book is full of creative ways to find your inner decorator. A friend who bought the book hosted an Asian food dinner party and was inspired to decorate her table in red, black, gold and bamboo to visually carry the theme to her table. Her guests raved about the total effect proving that it really was worth the effort. Kudos to Tutera and to anyone inspired to artfully enhance their entertaining after reading this delightful, accessible book.
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By A Customer on November 12, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I was in awe with David's first book and honestly was a little curious how he could do better. I can not even begin to say how incredible this book is. Not only is it work of art from a purely aesthetic point of view, but the imagination this man has is truly a gift. If you want to throw a huge party or simply want to impress that special someone this is A MUST!!!
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