The Salonniere (“sal-on-yair”) is the premier, award-winning, and critically acclaimed site dedicated exclusively to the art of entertaining. Balancing elegance and class with wit and sass, The Salonniere provides its readers with the very best in entertaining—from inspiring tips from the country’s most gracious party hosts and entertaining experts to the best party products and resources. To create a party vibe for its readers, The Salonniere suggests a relevant cocktail by which to enjoy each story and presents its content in light-hearted, three-minute morsels (the average length of a casual cocktail party chat). Because 20th-century style like The Roaring Twenties has always been a popular organizing idea for parties, The Salonniere introduces its stories with vintage photos and quotes that are unrelated yet fitting and pair to form a humorous cocktail of wink-wink wit.
Madame de Pompadour is one of the most famous salonnieres in history
Founded in 2014 by entrepreneur, philanthropist, and entertaining expert Carla McDonald, The Salonniere is named for the trailblazing women in 17th and 18th century France whose social gatherings, which were known as salons, are considered the most influential parties in history. Smart, skilled, and highly influential, the salonnieres brought together the most influential writers, philosophers, artists, politicians, and aristocrats on a weekly basis to discuss important topics and effect social change.