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

Guest Room Makeover Starts With A Blank Slate
August 11, 2014

There’s something exciting to me about starting with a blank slate when decorating a room. When the room contains nothing more than windows, the floor, and four white walls, the possibilities are endless. I can choose a contemporary, traditional, country, Victorian, mountain-casual, or any other style, and together with colors and textures, create a room that reflects my personality and makes family and guests feel welcome.

In this case, the room in question is Swan’s Nest’s upstairs south bedroom. It’s my final large-scale interior project in the years-long restoration of our 1898 historic home. The room required extensive ceiling repair during our initial restoration, and since we had to remove all the upstairs lathe and plaster walls, which had considerable damage, to install updated wiring, heating, plumbing, and insulation, the guest room was sheetrocked.

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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

October 02, 2014
October 2 - 12
Culinary host
Mediterranean Culinary Cruise
Athens to Barcelona
Oceania Cruises


November 11, 2014
10:15 am
Cooking demo & Book signing
"Holiday Celebrations: Flavors That Dazzle the Palate"
Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano
SMU - Legacy
5228 Tennyson Parkway
Plano, TX 75024


November 18, 2014
6:30 pm
Charity cooking demo & book signing
"Sky's The Limit Culinary Concert"
Sheraton Madison Hotel
706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI

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Celebrating Home

Finalist for the High Plains Book Award!

Look for Celebrating Home online and in your local book store. Read more


Books and DVD


Expert Assistance in Restoring Your Home or Commercial Development

As Seen on PBS

Randy Rost Historic Restorations


Whether it's your dream home, first home, weekend retreat, or commercial development, Randy Rost brings 35 years of experience analyzing and determining what your property can become within your vision and budget.