I just returned from the High Point Furniture Market and found several inspiring products, however, today, I would like to spotlight a very inspiring woman!  As you know, Chestnut Cottage was featured in the October issue of Victoria magazine.  I was honored and appreciative that this magazine felt that Chestnut Cottage might inspire their readers.

When I look at all of the lovely magazines published by Hoffman Media, I am amazed!  The amount of wonderful content they provide for readers is indeed amazing!  And behind all of these publications and content is a remarkable woman…Phyllis Hoffman DePiano!

My first discovery of Phyllis was when I came across her book Gracious Tables.

It was very apparent that Phyllis was both creative and gracious.  I have always been a fan of graciousness and particularly in entertaining.  If there were more gracious individuals like Phyllis, the world would be a nicer place!

Phyllis is the chairman of the board of Hoffman Media and a native of Alabama…you just can’t beat Southern girls! A savvy businesswoman and a talented entrepreneur, she is the creative engine of a company that defines and celebrates the lifestyles of women through an ever-widening range of beautiful magazines, including TeaTime, Southern Lady, Victoria, and Taste of the South.

Phyllis’s awards are numerous and she is involved with the University of Alabama , as well as a champion of charities that benefit women and children.  The Hoffman Media publications continue to inspire women and focus on the accomplishments of women who bring creativity and graciousness to their lifestyles.  Today I honor the work of Phyllis Hoffman DePiano and her efforts to create a more mindful and lovely lifestyle for her readers.  I would also like to thank her talented writer , Melissa Lester,  for bringing the story of Chestnut Cottage to the readers of Victoria!

If you aren’t familiar with these Hoffman Media publications, I recommend you pick up a few copies.  I have already tried some of the autumn recipes from the last issue of Southern Lady!  And you might want to visit  victoriamag.com,  where you will find some of my entertaining secrets at https://www.victoriamag.com/entertaining-secrets-kathryn-greeley/.


More inspiration that I found in High Point is coming soon!




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