Romance books

Moll Anderson has come out with a new book, Seductive Tables For Two: Tablescapes, Picnics, and Recipes That Inspire Romance. I just got a new dining room table, and I wanted to celebrate and make it look pretty. I went to Books-a-Million in search of Anderson’s book to be inspired. You can see my whole path to purchase on my Google Plus Album.

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In her book, Anderson breaks down what five-must haves inspire romance: color, lighting, music, flowers, and fabric. We have beautiful rose bushes in the front of our house, and I was in luck! A beautiful pink one just bloomed. Did you know it is proven that women feel more romantic when in the presence of blooms? I learned that from the book!

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Foods are also an important part of inspiring romance. Fresh and colorful is the key.I chose berries because they complemented the color theme, and they just taste so good!

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I scattered pink and white hearts on a textured red tablecloth. I was going for reds, pinks and purples. Moll Anderson also had several recipe suggestions in her book that I cannot wait to try! There is a particular one about a layered salad in a mason jar. It looks so cute!

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I added a bag of gummy bears in a linen red bag on my husbands plate. They are his favorite and he hasn’t been able to eat them in a while. I thought I would give him a special treat to let him know I was thinking of him. Going the extra mile and paying attention to your partners likes is important when creating romance.

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Every table needs a focal point. a general rule is to keep the centerpiece low enough so you can see your partner across the table from you. I saw this candle table piece and thought it would go perfect with a romantic theme.

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Break out your fine china! The attention to details means a lot. Don’t you usually feel more romantic when eating off fancy china instead of paper plates. I feel it marks the occasion as a special one, which will in turn make your dinner partner feel special.

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Our table was simple, but it made me feel romantic. It was a far cry from our normal dinner routine. We played music and drank wine. We talked and enjoyed each other. Romance was in the air! 

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I loved my centerpiece so much, I kept it up afterwards just to make me smile and reminisce of a perfect evening. You can find Moll Anderson’s in 2013 on Access Hollywood and on her radio show: XM Talk 168 every Saturday at 5:00 pm EST. You can also visit her website, follow her on Twitter or Like her Facebook page.

Here is her spot on the Food Network!

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