In case you missed it, Jane and Cindy were guests on Charlotte Today this morning! They were naturals behind the camera, as they discussed their book, specifically southern entertaining. They are both experts on entertaining, and were gracious enough to share with Charlotte some of their tips. "Always have that open door spirit and be ready to welcome one more to your table," Cindy explained. In order to do this, preparation and presentaion will be extremely helpful. Be prepared before you entertain so you are not stressed in front of your guests. Do as much ahead of time as you can. If you are relaxed, your guests will be relaxed. Monogrammed items and some kind of personal touch are a key to southern presentation. Also, choose a color and stick with it. Have flowers not only on your table, but on a chest on your entrance hall or bedside table to show you anticipated your guests arrival. Because we all are so fortunate to live in the south, you can find something to use in your backyard all year around! Finally, elevate the evening with a gift or party favor.