The Salonniere (“sal-on-yair”) is the nation’s leading and award-winning website dedicated to the art of entertaining. Named for the women in 17th and 18th century France whose influential parties—called salons—proved the power of thoughtful social gatherings, The Salonniere was founded to promote the joys of planning, hosting, and attending parties. Stories on The Salonniere range from profiles of fascinating party hosts, past and present, to expert entertaining tips and inspiring party ideas. 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.

Photo: Marilyn Monroe as Clara Bow by Richard Avedon, 1958