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> June 2007


Looking for some weekend craft projects? Here are some of my favorite crafty July 4th entertaining ideas from Martha Stewart . How great do these napkins look?! Clockwise from top left: ring tones napkin rings , easy sand candles , fourth of July votives , and can-do cans {images from marthastewart.com}

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I’m loving “today’s delight” on Delight.com! This Modern Hostess Party Set is the perfect gift for any party guru – including yourself if this means you! The set includes a Hostess Diary – a cute little journal with spaces to jot down memories from your party in addition to tips for yourself to remember next […]

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If you’re on the lookout for July 4th decorating ideas – here’s a super quick & easy easy idea for a festive & modern star-themed centerpiece. You’ll need the following: • foam stars: 4"-5" or larger (available at Michael’s or other craft supply stores) • giant star craft punch (we used a 2.25" size) • […]

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I’m loving the vivid summery hues and simplistic design of these hand-painted aluminum napkin rings… …and spreaders… …and salad servers… …and bowls!

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27 Jun

Mesü bowls

I was watching The Big Idea with Donny Deutch this past Monday and saw a great interview with Jen Panepinto – creator of the Mesü bowls – an ingeniuos little set of porcelain bowls that make portion-control much easier and way more stylish! Instead of measuring your food into a measuring cup and then pouring […]

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When the first “Real-Life Parties” post went up a few weeks ago, HWTM reader Karen wrote in with a tip about an awesome bridal shower she just saw that “could be your next “Real-Life” party!” Well, Karen – you were right! I knew it the second I laid eyes on the amazing pictures from photographer […]

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This gorgeous metallic chandelier gift wrap is a treat in itself…. …but it would look even better wrapped around this Platinum Chandelier tea set from Rosanna! What a pretty gift… {set of 4 cups/saucers, $40; teapot, $40}

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This past Thursday, Joely Fisher hosted the official book release celebration for Rock Star Momma – a brand new pregnancy fashion and beauty guide by maternity/kids fashion designer and author Skye Hoppus . The party was held at The Treehouse Social Club in L.A. – a very fitting location seeing as it caters to hip […]

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Hi Everyone -Headed up to LA this morning to help with the Rock Star Momma book release party tonight – so I won’t be able to post today, but I’m planning to take lots of pictures of the food, party decor, and goody bags so I can give you a full party recap over the […]

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20 Jun

paper table

Painter & entrepreneur Robin Simon sent over an email this morning to introduce me to Paper Table – a fantastic new paper tableware company that she recently co-founded with graphic designer Sonia Biancalani-Levethan. One look at the images in the email and I was immediately smitten! Can you blame me? Take a peek for yourself…

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This fun fish puzzle serving set is perfect for modern summer entertaining! Includes 4 sleek dishes – in shades of green, aqua & white – which can be used separately or nested together…$45 at red envelope.

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How great is this new whale pitcher by Jonathan Adler? This one’s going on my JA favorites list right next to the fantastic giraffe sculpture… {via design*sponge}

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sigh… :) {Baby Birdie from Elum Designs}

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In addition to the baby birdie above, a few more fabulous new releases from elum: and even more… **Coming soon – elum will be expanding their presence with a bunch of new types of products – get ready for some fantastic gift bags, gift wrap, journals, and complete desk sets…oh, boy is my wallet is […]

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Sending a little birthday shoutout today – to my wonderful husband, Sonny – and good friend Kim O’hara…June 15 is a good day! In celebration, a few favorites from broadway paper’s birthday card collection… pictured above: b is for birthday – and below: birthday dog, birthday dance, 30 ish, happy birthday monkey pictured below…birthday birdies: […]

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