The Salonniere (“salon-yair”) is the nation’s leading and award-winning online magazine dedicated exclusively to the joy and art of entertaining. Named for the women in 17th and 18th century France whose parties—called salons—proved the pleasure and cultural significance of social gatherings, The Salonniere was founded to promote the joys of planning, hosting, and attending parties. Stories on The Salonniere range from profiles of gracious and talented party hosts, past and present, to entertaining tips from the nation’s most sought-after event planners, floral designers, caterers, and other event experts. Adding to the fun are the vintage photo-and-quote mashups that welcome readers to each feature. Unrelated yet fitting, they pair to form a “classic cocktail” of wink-wink wit that introduces each topic.