“This ode to combining Southern and Californian menus and hospitality calls to mind a Martha Stewart entertaining tome . . . a very personal ethos on the art of entertaining.”
"Rancho la Zaca, where good food and a harmonious setting feed both the body and the soul . . . The Southern Style of the title is epitomized by Frances herself and what she brings to her brand of hospitality, which she sees as a calling."
—Santa Barbara Magazine
"Our ebullient hostess is quick-witted, barrels of fun, and glamorous. Her tables are beautiful, personal, and conceived to make a special occasion for her guests. The food is delicious and abundant—I call this a hospitality trifecta! And, because we are talking about Frances here, you know she would take it a step further, providing not only recipes but also menus, it couldn’t be easier. Give me a call when you make the duck lasagna!"
"This book is lyrical, delicious, and gorgeous . . . just like Frances!"
—Alex Hitz, author of My Beverly Hills Kitchen and The Art of the Host
"This book is fabulous! Fun and funny as ever to read, Frances is as warm and welcoming to her readers as she is to her friends and guests. Spot-on menus, terrific recipes, pretty tables, and beautiful photographs, make this book a trusted source and a perennial treasure for any host, aspiring and accomplished alike."
—Carolyne Roehm, Style Icon & Lifestyle Maven
“Living in California but hailing from the woods of eastern North Carolina, Schultz paints a portrait of how good old Southern hospitality translates to other areas of the country, such as the hills and vineyards of the American Southwest. That cultural mash-up has influenced her elaborate, beautiful tablescapes.”
—American Farmhouse Style
Praise for Frances Schultz's The Bee Cottage Story
"Lighthearted, self-indulgent, frivolous, and likable—a good beach read, especially in the Hamptons." —Publishers Weekly
“Frances Schultz . . . has built a career on her sense of beauty, her storytelling genius, and her warm Southern charm.” —Signature magazine
"The Bee Cottage Story by Frances Schultz is a true delight. Every woman in America will love this witty, wise, and wonderful book. Absolutely charming from start to finish." —Fannie Flagg, author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe