Music is the one thing I believe can make a simple dinner party extra special. It sets the tone and the mood. Picking the right music for an intimate dinner party or a romantic night for two is important. Good conversation with the combination of a specialty drink for the evening and a playlist for the grown and sexy takes that ordinary experience and turns it into a night with good vibrations.
The feeling came over me to write this post after a friend said they love to visit me because they always come to a place where the music is soothing, the ambiance is inviting but relaxed, and I always serve great drinks. For weeks, I have been thinking about it and although I believe I’m someone who loves to entertain, the real fun for me is matching music to the people or the person I am with.
To quote Johnny Depp, “Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t” and I believe and agree with him wholeheartedly. The lyrics to a song, the beat or pulse are what touches us. So creating a playlist of songs is just as important as selecting the food and the drinks that are going to be served. They all equally play an important part when it comes to entertaining the grown and sexy. Music for the grown and sexy is what separates you from the average host. That’s why I invest a couple of hours before my guests arrive putting together the right songs for my grown and sexy playlist.
When there isn’t enough time to create a special playlist when an unexpected guest pops in, I then turn to my favorite internet radio station, RFP Radio. RFP Radio is the one internet radio station with a long list of music choices so I never feel lost in the music department.
As we spring forward I wanted to share with you 10 of my favorite songs from my very own personal grown and sexy playlist:
1. Milk & Honey – Goapele
2. Love & War – Toni Braxton
3. Diamonds – Rihanna
4. Worth It – Whitney Houston
5. Someday – Esnavi
6. Whenever I Say Your Name – Sting
7. Change – Dawn Richards
8. Breakfast – Le Le
9. Losing My Mind – Maroon 5
10. Wake Up Call – Maroon 5 (Mark Ronson Remix) [feat. Mary J. Blige]