Meet Christy Rost

Christy is the author of three cookbooks, a television and radio personality, entertaining guru, lifestyle authority, home restoration expert, cooking teaching, Registered Nurse, a popular guest chef and presenter for food and wine festivals, home shows, women's expos, retailers, and charities, and is passionately dedicated to the celebration of Home and Family.

Christy's expertise in celebrating home and family was featured nationwide in November 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 on PBS and CREATE TV stations with her one-hour Holiday production for American Public Television, A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving, centered around her stunning 1898 mountain home, "Swan's Nest" in Breckenridge, Colorado. This highly-acclaimed show, broadcast annually in 86% of the U.S., is a testament to Christy's passion for family, friends, home, gardening, historic preservation, decorating, food, wine, and celebrating each day around the table with her signature, casual-elegant style.

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Watch Christy on "The Lift"


Notes from Swan's Nest

Christy's blog from her mountain home

Is It Spring Yet?
February 22, 2015

It’s snowing outside – again. But, after all, it IS mid-February and the calendar assures me it’s still officially winter. Much of the nation is weary from wave after wave of mega snow and ice storms. In the Colorado mountains, we expect and embrace this kind of weather and are generally less-than-happy when the snow machine takes a hiatus, as it did during the past several weeks. While I enjoyed being outdoors without freezing my you-know-what off, each snowfall is vital for the moisture it brings to our forests, streams, and rivers, and the overall economic health of our mountain community. Plus, the sight of every surface outside my window, covered in new-fallen fluffy snow, is exceedingly beautiful.

Nevertheless, I feel a yearning for spring starting to develop. My eye is drawn to springtime colors, whether browsing in my favorite clothing shops or selecting flowers and blooming plants in the floral department of my grocery store. So, when I had the opportunity to create a table setting this week in conjunction with a newspaper interview, I decided to set the table for a springtime gathering.

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Oceania Cruises and Cruising With The Chefs Present

A Mediterranean Culinary Cruise With PBS Chef Christy Rost
October 2014

From the ancient city of Athens to the antiquities of Rome, Florence, Monte Carlo, and Barcelona – explore the culinary treasures of these exotic destinations and more when you reserve a luxurious, 10-day voyage on board Oceania Cruises' newest ship, Riviera with PBS Chef Christy Rost, October 2 – 12, 2014.

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Upcoming Events

March 17, 2015
10:30 am
"Tablescapes To Dazzle The Eye & Palate"
South lake Newcomers Club
Southlake, Texas


May 08, 2015
7:00 pm
Private Fundraiser Dinner
UW Sky's The Limit
Madison, WI


July 18, 2015
6:30 pm
"Farm to Table, Passion to Plate"
A Culinary Concert Fundraiser
Benefiting CMC Culinary Program
Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival
Keystone, Colorado

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Celebrating Home

Finalist for the High Plains Book Award!

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