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A couple other places ’round the web to find HWTM content this week… • Luscious Lemon Treats over at GlamDish • Hip Hostess Threads over at Simply Stated: Celebrations

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Don’t you just love super creative companies that make gifting so fun? I can’t wait for my next friend to announce their engagement, because I’ve already discovered the perfect congratulations gift! This 2-carat cup is just the cutest thing ever – with a handle that looks like a sparkly diamond ring and adorable packaging that […]

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Speaking of creative cups, here are a couple more witty ideas from shopmodi.com… the Predator or Prey 3-piece tea set turns the table on the whole "cat and fish" relationship and puts the cat on the inside of the glass for once! ($22/set) And the Gun Mug pictured below features a clever trigger handle and […]

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I was so excited to discover that HWTM is featured as a favorite blog amongst “Nesties” in the new summer issue of [the nest] magazine! And I’m honored to be in such great company with the other blog favorites in the entertaining category: At Home with Kim Vallee, Definitely Not Martha, and Tastefully Entertaining! For […]

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Hooray! Some of the photos from our very first Hip Hostess Series Event (the "Tropical Zen Soirée" in San Diego) are back! The rest should be in this week and I’ll feature the full recap with detailed slideshows, instructions and product resources next week. Until then, here are just a few quick shots to give […]

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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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