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> November 2006


Get your Starbucks™ fix in a whole new way for the Holidays! Here are some yummy holiday cocktail recipes – and fun signature drink ideas for your next party – using Starbucks™ Coffee and Cream Liqueurs. I have to say the Coco Café sounds particularly good now that the cold weather is here! (yes – […]

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Funny-girl Amy Sedaris recently penned a much-publicized book on entertaining called I Like You (Hospitality Under the Influence)- which I finally got around to ordering last week and received in the mail yesterday. After less than 5 minutes of flipping through, it was obvious that Amy’s quirky (think “Strangers with Candy“) sense of humor is […]

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Shraga Landesman’s beautiful menorahs are truly works of modern art! Each piece is handmade and signed by the artist. Prices range from $78 – $175 for Pewter menorahs and $220+ for solid brass. Click here to check out the entire collection. {via thisnext}

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Boxed wine has never looked so good! These adorably-packaged premium French wines by French Rabbit come in an eco-friendly Tetra Pak™ container – so they’re environmentally friendly too – I’ll toast to that! {via fishtank}

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Bold, cheery stockings are a must-have holiday treat for design-lovers! Here are a few favorites that I stumbled upon recently…with patterns so cute & modern, not even a lump of coal could ruin them! Pictured above: Bull’s Eye Stockings and below: Hable Christmas Stockings – both available at Garnet Hill for $28/ea. Sooooo cute from […]

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Here’s the second official HWTM™ holiday tabletop! We just hosted Thanksgiving dinner at our house and this is the theme that I used…my family seemed to love it – hope you enjoy it too! This design works well for Christmas parties or non-denominational holiday celebrations too…click here to download the detailed pdf.

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I just can’t get enough of all the cute bird designs out there right now – and these charming little bird measuring spoons are no exception! Everything is handmade using traditional metal smithing techniques – which makes for a beautiful gift… ($85/set – includes 4 pewter spoons and copper display rack)

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Make lunchtime more fun with these adorable designer sandwich bags from Mobi! Ten fun patterns to choose from – including dots, pink camo, stars and more. (these would also be cute little wrappers for your party favors!) $5/pack of 20 at spoonsisters.com

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How cute are these aprons from Delilah Crown?! I’m absolutely loving them…and if you love them too – you can pick one (or more!) up from The Curiosity Shoppe at 25% off thanks to Daily Candy Deals. Just enter DAILYDEAL06 at checkout to get 25% off your entire order!

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Hi Everyone – We’re still working away on the main hwtm.com website…It’s proving to be more of a daunting task than I anticipated as the workload seems to just grow and grow – but the progress is exciting and can’t wait to share it with you when Phase 1 is ready! In the meantime, I […]

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17 Nov

simrin

I got my first peek at the fabulous simrin textiles collection from Grace at design*sponge a couple months ago and was thinking about them again recently, so I thought I’d share these beautiful images from their catalog with you. How often do you see tabletop linens – including coordinating table runners! – that are this […]

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Ummm…..wow!! Many, many thanks to Holly for recently sending over info on Rockett St. George – an amazing British-based design retailer. Their selection of products are a modern-design-lover’s dream! Of course I’m especially loving the entertaining products – as you can see from the fabulous dishware pictured here! – but Rockett St. George offers everything […]

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It becomes increasingly more clear to me why half the world seems to be obsessed with Anthropologie…for example, these super cute, retro-modern aprons and dish towels…

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Give your favorite hot drink a cool shot of design with a fabulous fabric cup sleeve from Cup Couture! Not only do these insulated drink sleeves look great, the fact that they reduce paper waste makes them great for the environment too…which should warm you up even more! ($12/each at Satinbox ) **Use promo code […]

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Whether you’re going fancy-shmancy or hip and casual, wine & cheese parties are always a great way to entertain and sure to be a hit with your guests because of all the interactivity and excuses to mingle. Here are some fun products to liven up your next wine and cheese soirée…

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