THE EVERYDAY JOY OF SIMPLE LIVING

I’m Stasia Wimmer Boschetti, wife and mother, culinary expert, advice columnist and certified etiquette expert. Here you’ll find inspiration for home and family, recipes for seasonal, fresh, easy cooking, and the Dear Advised advice column to help families with matters of the home and heart. My mission is to bring you recipes, ideas, and heirlooms that create meaning and purpose, celebrate the seasons in your life, and share the everyday joy of simple living.

AND WHAT’S IN MY FULL LIFE?

I live in Southern California with my husband, Giovanni, and our blended family: four beautiful kiddos, happy fur babies, oodles of love, messes—and fun. I’m obsessed with Town and Country magazine, I will stop the car to snap a photo of a pretty tree (and the shot is only better if my kids are in it, too), and it’s my not-so-secret wish to live in Kate Winslet’s cottage in The Holiday.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, I’m a graduate of the Flintridge Preparatory School, hold a B.S. from Woodbury University, and have been trained and certified by The Protocol School of Washington®, in Washington, D.C. I’m the writer behind the Dear Advised advice column.

BUT ENOUGH ABOUT ME—WHY DON’T YOU TELL ME ABOUT YOU?

Friend me on Facebook, pin with me on Pinterest, Tweet together, heap on the Instagram love—or simply, send me an email. And if you share my love of snail mail, drop me a message and I’ll send you an address. (The opportunity to use Kate Spade’s snail-centered stationary would be a beautiful start to a friendship—and my own perfect excuse to do more than frame it!)

Dear Advised letters are published as received. Please send your questions directly to me, Stasia, via email or please use the contact form.

MEET STASIA WIMMER BOSCHETTI

THE EVERYDAY JOY OF SIMPLE LIVING

DEAR ADVISED COLUMN

GOT A SITUATION BREWING?

HAVE A DILEMMA? SEND IT TO STASIA!

Whether it’s family friction or a social snafu, I’ll show you how to ace it so you can delete dilemma from your vocabulary, and focus on the real things that matter. Tell me about your dilemma, or read up on other potential plights classily handled.

TROUBLED NIECE WANTS TO LIVE WITH US

CONCERNED COUSIN

Dear Advised: I received a Facebook message yesterday from my cousin’s 19 year old daughter asking if she could live with us for six months until “her new life started”. My cousin adopted her and her two sisters ten years ago. This girl has always had problems with stealing, lying, and keeping friends…