Krayl Funch

Find your inspiration to celebrate everyday!
An Appealing Plan. Tampa, FL
Author + Blogger
Krayl Funch. USA
Entertaining + Lifestyle Expert. Author.
Food. Fight. Write. Conference. Las Vegas, NV
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Food and Wine Conference 2015 - Orlando, FL: Speaker.
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  • Welcome to An Appealing Plan

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  • The Pretty Peacock Cocktail

  • Cilantro Margarita

  • How to Stock Your Bar for Entertaining I An Appealing Plan with Krayl Funch

  • AnAppealingPlan: The Book Kickstarter Video
TOP NOTCH! The look, feel, layout and content makes this the BEST cookbook/entertaining book I have read in A LONG TIME! I often think to myself as I read through entertainment books, "what would Martha Stewart think”?! Well, after reading “An Appealing Plan: A Year of Everyday Celebrations” I think Stewart would enviously wish she had written these words, organized such a lovely layout with these beautiful pictures, recipes, and tablescapes. Regardless, of what Martha Stewart does think I will be buying more copies to give as gifts in hopes this encourages Krayl Funch to produce ANOTHER book!
- Emily Ellyn, Retro Rad Food Network Chef

Stylish and unfussy, this book reveals the secrets to becoming the great host you always hoped to be. With a plan for everything from game day to Mother's Day, the author cover all of the bases including menus with elegant recipes, beautiful invitations, seasonal table decorations, and stunning centerpieces. This book is full of practical, do-able advice that'll have everyone clamoring for an invitation to your next party.
- Justin Fox Burks, Author The Southern Vegetarian

"I love inspirational books that give me great ideas, have stunning photography and allow me to celebrate regardless of needing an's just the happiness of living each day and making it extra special with a lot of muss and fuss~~now I'm able to 'clone' Krayl in my home...books like this are a go to for me~instant motivation!"
- - Ally Phillips, Ally's Kitchen

"Move over Martha! Krayl puts together a beautiful book that helps the entertainer come out of their shell with seemingly effortless style and design. The recipes are amazing, the decor tips are functional (and fabulous), and the ideas are running abound in my head! I am dying for one of my friends or sisters to get pregnant again to put the Baby Shower Recipes and Decor to the Test. This book is a must have for a New Bride or a Recent College Grad. Krayl's work is stunning, and I know I'll be giving this one as gifts to many for years to come!"
- Amazon Customer

"A beautiful book that I couldn't put down from the moment it arrived. Krayl has demonstrated that entertaining can be simple yet elegant, fun, and easy to do on a moments notice when you have the right recipes and tools. Visually stunning, this will be your forever "go to" manual for a successful event."
- Marie Fritz, Waterford Crystal Visual Merchandising Manager

Krayl Funch
Krayl Funch
Tampa, FL
United States

An Appealing Plan
Entertaining + Lifestyle Blogger

An accomplished entertaining and lifestyle expert, Krayl Funch’s passion for living well is evident in everything she touches. Raised in Connecticut, just a short 30 minute train ride into New York City, and currently residing in Tampa Bay, she easily blends New England sophistication with Southern hospitality. 

Frequently drawing inspiration from nature and her travels, some of her favorite projects include seasonally inspired recipe development, creating gatherings to linger over and finding special pieces to complete a detail oriented tablescape. Along with continuing work with her private clients, 
Her first cookbook An Appealing Plan: A Year of Everyday Celebrations debuted in October 2014, filled with appealing images, seasonal inspiration and tempting recipes designed to encourage others to celebrate everyday and each season to its fullest, the book is a lifelong dream coming to reality. Krayl is currently working on her second book.

Since moving to Tampa Bay, Florida in 2009, Krayl has enjoyed a successful career in event and lifestyle design. She has worked as a fine gardener, a personal and corporate event stylist, a private seasonal designer and Director for Waterford Wedgwood, USA. Her seasonal living and entertaining pieces have appeared in IHA Inspired Home, The Daily Basics, Tampa Bay METRO Magazine, ABC News, eHow, Tableware Today, HFN, BUCKS Life Magazine, The St Petersburg Times, and her own YouTube Channel. She lives in Tampa with her husband and many sets of dishes.