Sophistication Is Overrated Offers New Twist on Entertaining – It’s the Coffee Table Book You’ll Actually Use

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Sisters Babs Horner and Susan Palma Release Sophistication Is Overrated Featuring Delicious Recipes Plus Out-of-the-Box Tips and Tricks for Unforgettable Entertaining

Sophistication Is Overrated

Blessed is he who has learned to laugh at himself, for he shall never cease to be entertained.

Using their artistries as a gourmet caterer and interior decorator, authors and sisters Babs Horner and Susan “Sue Sue” Palma, announce the release of their coffee table book Sophistication Is Overrated (Brown Books Publishing Group). And it is not just another coffee table book to sit lonely on a bookshelf, but one that you will continually reference for inspiration, recipes or even a good laugh.

In Sophistication Is Overrated, which is a testimony to both refinement and fun, readers can find demonstrations on how to prepare—often ahead of time—rave-reviewed recipes, which are big on flavor and light on butter, as well as inspiration for creative and beautiful tablescapes utilizing pieces found in reader’s own cabinets. The party ideas are showcased in two versions: “So Chic” with elegant crafts and décor and “So Slageter” with rubber chickens, wacky costumes and a healthy dose of humor.

Horner and Palma, better known as The Slageter Sisters, whose laughter and zest for life is infectious and reflected throughout the book, believe that serious sophistication is entirely overrated.

“Although we have some of the most sophisticated friends, we think and feel we have proven that entertaining can be simultaneously beautiful and funny,” Palma said. “We all need to laugh more; as John Powell said ‘Blessed is he who has learned to laugh at himself, for he shall never cease to be entertained.’”

Horner lives in New Canaan, Connecticut and is a gourmet caterer of Absolutely Babulous and a needlepoint entrepreneur with It’s a Stitch. Palma lives in Dallas, Texas, and is a nationally and locally published decorator, owner of Susan Palma Interiors and co-owner of The Design Girls with Muffin Lemak.

For more information on The Slageter Sisters, upcoming events and to purchase the book visit


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