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> May 2008


There’s something so chic about natural elements that have been recast completely in white, like these delicate, yet contemporary maritime-inspired vases and home accessories. Pictured above: gorgeous porcelain Driftwood Vase, Bowl, and Votive, porcelain Loofah Vases, Small/Medium Sea Urchin Votives, and Large Sea Urchin Votive. Pictured below: Decorative Coral Accessories and remarkably lifelike Coral Candleholders.

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Thought you might be interested in some Cosmopolitan recipes today for some reason… so I featured a few ideas over at Simply Stated! Click here to check the out.

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…absolutely loving the bold colors and modern silhouettes in these organic & graphic-inspired table linens by Unison! Pictured above: Martin in Aqua and Larch in Moss. Pictured below: Lush in Orchid and Sky Blue, and Larch in Blackberry.

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Update 6/2/06: ***This giveaway is now closed – thanks so much to all 846 of you that participated!! (a new record at HWTM!) Your recipe ideas were all fantastic – I think Hansen’s should create a "Sparkling Drinks" booklet based off of them! The lucky random winner is…Kim O. from Cary, NC. Congrats, Kim! I’m […]

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I was at (San Diego’s new 2-story!) Crate&Barrel last week and have to tell you that the adorable floral Alison Paper Plates pictured above are even cuter in person than they look online! Great choice for girlie graduation celebrations and backyard cocktail parties! C&B actually has tons of other great outdoor entertaining products out right […]

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One of my favorite local designers – Mel Lim – has recently added some amazing new additions to her gorgeous Joy by Mel Lim line: a stationery, decor & accessories collection that seems to be expanding by the minute! And with good reason, I might add: Mel’s unique designs and passion for her craft definitely […]

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As a thank you for all of the wonderful reader comments in last week’s Delight.com Surprise Giveaway, Delight is extending a special deal to HWTM readers for 20% off your entire through May 31st on orders $35 or more! Just enter promo code "HostessDelight" at checkout! Perfect timing for graduation gifts… but I have to […]

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If you’re getting married soon or know someone who is, there are a couple of amazing sweepstakes going on right now that might spark your interest… The first is a luxurious Dream Honeymoon from Get Married – one of the coolest wedding planning shows/websites around… and the 2nd is a $10K Wedding Film Vignette package, […]

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Social Couture has a super-fun hot pink and zebra-inspired Girls Night theme that’s perfect for Sex and the City "pre-parties", bachelorette party festivities, or milestone birthday celebrations! Between the zebra cocktail shaker, marabou bottle slip covers, feather boas and mini disco balls, this looks like a fabulous way to party with the girls! {Don’t forget […]

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Hi Everyone! Sorry about the missing post yesterday – I’ve literally been up to my eyeballs in tropical plants and bamboo trying to get everything ready for our very first Hip Hostess Series event tonight at Balboa Park! Looking forward to meeting some of you!! And even thought the weather is not exactly cooperating in […]

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I’m so excited to see that Simrin recently launched a new line of drinkware that coordinates with their fabulous table linens & serving trays! Patterns include Kelp, Surya, Icon, and Branch, and each design comes in 5 lovely colors: Ocean, Bronze, Moss, Saffron, and Soft White.

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For those of you that caught our “Tropical Zen” segment on Fox 6 this morning – (or anyone that’s on the lookout for summer signature drink ideas!) – here’s the recipe for one of the cocktails we featured: a Pineapple Martini with a raspberry twist! It’s a quick, 3-ingredient recipe and looks super cute when […]

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As expected, the upcoming Sex and the City movie has inspired a slew of cocktail recipes around the web, and there’s much more than the tried-and-true Cosmo this time around! Stirrings, a company that creates yummy drink mixes – which are great for making your life easier when mixing up “fancy” cocktails – has come […]

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Yes – I’ll admit it – I’ve been looking forward to May 30th for what seems like forever! But you know what excites me about the Sex and the City movie even more than the picture itself? The fact that it’s giving us a fabulous excuse to get together with the girls and inspiring all […]

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Whimsy Press has a great gift wrap design called DIY Design that features pre-printed doodles on one side and room for DIY doodles on the other. This design has always reminded me of the doodle-adorned notepads and kraft-paper-covered text books from high school and college years past, and it feels like a great element to […]

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