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The October 07 issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray has a fantastic article by cooking/entertaining author Erika Lenkert on how to throw a “Heaven & Hell” party (and a very chic one, I might add!). This theme is of course appropriate for Halloween, but definitely not limited to this one occasion – it’s a fun […]

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Designer Fiona Richards recently introduced me to Cartolina – her fantastic line of stationery that blends ancient & exotic patterns with contemporary colors, 20th century lead type, and chunky wood block prints. The result is curiously unique collection of greeting cards featuring multicultural collages with a fresh, modern twist. Cartolina is available at several retail […]

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As a resident of San Diego, the recent fires have obviously hit close to home for me, but I’ve also been pleasantly surprised at how many emails have been sent in from readers all over the country asking if there’s any way that they can help too…which is so amazing…thank you! The volunteer efforts in […]

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Martha Stewart has a special Holiday Halloween magazine out right now that has tons of fantastic ideas if you’re looking for some last-minute Halloween inspiration. (The ideas would work just as well next year, so it’s worth picking up and saving for later too!) Added bonus – see Martha decked out as both a “glampire” […]

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We’re home! They lifted our evacuation and – aside from the smoke – things are looking good in our area! Thanks so much to everyone that posted and emailed such nice comments & messages – it honestly meant a lot to hear from you :) There is still so much devastation going on in other […]

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Hi Everyone -Sincere apologies for the lack of regular posts the past couple days. We got evacuated from our house yesterday afternoon because of the fires and went to stay with friends that lived in a different area of San Diego, then got evacuated AGAIN from that area and are now in our third location. […]

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In the course of less than 24 hours, San Diego has gone from it’s usual beautiful self to a frightening picture of devastating fire and smoke. The images you see above are all that we’re seeing on our local channels, and an unprecedented evacuation has already been ordered – even compared to the horrible 2003 […]

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I was recently asked to create a gift guide for “domestic divas” at the gifts.com blog – “gift rap”, which was really fun! Of course everything on my list has a modernist feel to it – so it’s probably better described as a gift guide for “modern domestic divas”! In any case, here are my […]

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I know Halloween is getting close, but there seems to be an endless supply of cool products to highlight! Case in point, a few favorites from Z Gallerie’s Halloween collection… {pictured above} skull and bones dinnerware (individual pieces are each sold in sets of 4. prices range from $39.80 – $51.80 per set of 4); […]

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Martha Stewart is hosting a sweepstakes right now for a chance to win a block party for you and your neighbors (up to 100 guests!), not to mention a Toyota Highlander for all your neighbors to ooh and ah over at the party ;) Click here for all the details – and hurry! – you […]

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I’ve received a lot of emails asking about hostess gift ideas for out-of-town stays – something different that what you’d typically bring to a dinner or cocktail party. One thoughtful idea for showing your appreciation is to give a gift geared towards rest & relaxation to help her recuperate after all the company is gone. […]

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This Daydream Cappuccino Set from bud™ by designroom is fan-tas-tic!! Set includes 6 cappuccino cups adorned with an out-of-the-ordinary modern organic design, a steel stacking caddy, and a beautiful cylinder gift box embellished with the same design. $34/set at Heliotrope. (perfectly priced for holiday gifting!)

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There are so many great custom invitations out there, but once in a while a design is so fantastic it still manages to stand out from the crowd. Case in point – these ultra-mod wedding invitations from flickr member/web designer chocosaur. I think I’m in love too :)

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349 comments…wow! It’s a new record here at HWTM – thanks so much to everyone that entered the Erin Condren Giveaway! The comments were so fun to read and I know Erin appreciated all the kind words! As always, I wish I had enough loot to hand out to ALL of you – but, unfortunately […]

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Give your party an eco-chic boost with organically-grown bamboo Veneerware by Bambu™ . Designed for elegant entertaining indoors or out, these earth-friendly plates are much sturdier than their paper counterparts and easily biodegradable!

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