The Salonniere (“sal-on-yair”) is the nation’s leading and award-winning website dedicated exclusively to the art of entertaining. Named for the trailblazing women in 17th and 18th century France whose parties—called salons—demonstrated the importance and influence of social gatherings, The Salonniere promotes the joys of planning, hosting, and attending parties. Stories on The Salonniere range from profiles of inspiring party hosts, past and present, to expert entertaining tips and recipes. To create a festive ambiance, each story is served with a relevant cocktail and presented in a three-minute bite, a nod to the average length of a casual cocktail party chat. 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.