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website update & special preview

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Well, as you may have noticed, even after what seemed like literally 56 straight hours at the computer over the past few days, the website did not launch this weekend as I had previously hoped – but in the big picture it’s actually for the best (promise!)…because what we’re working on right now is going to make it so much better!

After much stressing out this weekend, I finally stopped and took a deep breath, put things in perspective, and hashed out a new game plan with Sonny. We decided that we’ve invested so much time and energy into this project so far, that when it launches we should be excited about it and 100% sure we’re ready to go live – and it’s just not quite there yet. So instead of forcing the issue with a half-hearted launch, we decided that taking a few more weeks to get the site to “that” point is not really going to make the world stop turning :) So that’s exactly what we’re going to do…and we could really use your help! Look out for a big jump in posts over the next few weeks – including mini-polls, requests for feedback on theme and article ideas, opportunities for your own tips, stories or products to be featured on the site, and – last but not least…….giveaways!! (gotta love those!)

In the meantime, please come and check out the new preview that’s up on You can see screenshots of a few select pages/sections of the site, which should give you a better idea of what it’s all about. If you have any questions or feedback regarding what you’ve seen so far, please let me know! You can post them here or email me at [email protected].

Thanks so much,
Jenn :)

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

12 responses to “website update & special preview”

  1. Carrie Sommer says:

    Oh, it looks fabulous! I can’t wait for the *real* launch! Take you time – make it magnificent!

  2. hiphostess says:

    Thanks, Carrie! I really appreciate your comment :)

  3. lorenzstudio says:


    The site looks fantastic. Every project I have ever seen you tackle has always turned out exceptional. Thank you for putting so much hard work into this one, just as you always do!


  4. Anonymous says:

    I am so excited for your site to launch. It looks amazing! All of my friends are getting married and having babies, so we are in desperate need of a site like yours for unique ideas. Thanks!

  5. Rachelle says:

    I’m so excited! And now I can anticipate it all over again!

  6. kstyle says:

    I can really relate to what you are going through although I’m sure on a lesser scale. Was hoping to launch my new kstyle jewelry line website by end of Jan but short of killing myself I am going to shoot for end of feb. Every thing ALWAYS takes longer to tweak than you think. But the good news is I have no doubt that you will have something really gorgeous and
    original when you are ready. I can’t wait to see the finished product. k

  7. Michele says:

    Looks wonderful!

  8. aylee says:

    I love your blog and I can’t wait for the launch of your site! It looks wonderful!

  9. The Peak of Chic says:

    Just found your blog and I love it! So much fun to read. Can’t wait for the website launch!

  10. melanie says:

    Very VERY nice. I’ve looked at your graphic design site more than a few times and love your style. “Failure to launch” can be a good thing when you are true to your own high standards. You definitely have a winning combination of talents. Contgratulations!

  11. hiphostess says:

    Thanks, everyone – for all the enouragement…It really means a lot to me!

  12. John Trosko says:

    Perfectionism will hinder you moving forward. What you have is great. Keep up the terrific content.

    – John