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> March 2009


When you think of a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, I’m guessing the word “chic” isn’t the first adjective that comes to mind, but these smart & stylish ideas from ’round the web prove there’s another side to St. Patty’s Day festivities that’s sans the all-you-can-drink green beer and rowdy pub crowds! 1. Chic St. Patty’s […]

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The perfect St. Patty’s Day treat for adults… vanilla ice cream topped with Irish Stout! And LUCKY for us, the directions couldn’t get any easier: 1. Scoop vanilla ice cream into a chilled pint glass. 2. Top with beer. 3. Enjoy! Leave it to Martha to come up with the perfect themed “garnish” for our […]

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WINNER Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered and checked out How Fast They Grow! The random winner was chosen, and I love it when stuff like this happens because it proves that the results really are RANDOM. The # drawn was “1“! So Mirielle – our very first […]

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Today over at Simply Stated – get the details on the new (fabulous + affordable!) Orla Kiely for Target line, plus a few ideas for an party/shower theme inspired by this collection! And while we’re on the subject of the Orla Kiely brand… how fabulous are these bags from her Spring/Summer 2009 collection?! These aren’t […]

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In honor of Barbie’s 50th Birthday/Anniversary – Mattel went all out with a very cool, VERY PINK birthday bash at the “Real” Life-Size Barbie Dream House in Malibu, CA. Jonathan Adler was tapped to do the interior design of the “Dream House”, and celebrity event planner Colin Cowie (who also hosts’s Lifetime’s Get Married show) […]

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We have a new “Real Party” for you that’s loaded with decorating inspiration for those of you that love COLOR! This is a party that Michelle Schobert threw for her daughter’s 9th birthday celebration. Keep reading for lots of pics and all the colorful details, as told by Michelle: ***** “My youngest daughter Courtney has […]

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Today on Simply Stated: get the details on a fabulous web-based application that makes creating digital inspiration boards for your parties & celebrations super easy… no graphics training required!  I used it this morning to create the Pretty in Pink Bridal Shower board pictured above… in about 15 minutes flat! Learn more.

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Winner Update – 3/17: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to all 300+ of you that entered! And the FOUR lucky, random winners are: Commenters # 221 (Five O’Clock Somewhere), #223 (Danielle), #114 (Amber), and #188 (Whitney). Congrats! Garnish will be contacting each of you directly to coordinate your prize! ———- I’m really […]

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I’m loving the look of these hip & colorful martini glasses by Swedish designer Matz Borgstrom for Sagaform. Available as a set of 4, each martini stem features its own juicy hue in hot pink, green, blue, and orange. ($29.95 at Wrapables.com)

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Well, Barbie® officially turns 50 today, and I have to say she’s still looking about half her age! In honor of the milestone birthday/anniversary, Mattel is rolling out the pink carpet at a big celebration happening tonight at her “Real” Life-Size Malibu Dream House®. With help from style gurus like event-planner-to-stars Colin Cowie (the brains […]

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One of my favorite parts of Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine is their fabulous Centerpiece of the Month segment, where they invite different people – usually with very recognizable names – to create a centerpiece design to share with readers. Luckily, these ideas are archived online, so if you’re looking for some tabletop decorating inspiration, […]

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I often get asked about party planning tips, and sometimes the advice varies based on the type of event or subject of the article, but there are a few things that are applicable no matter what type of party you’re hosting, and that’s the topic of today’s post over at Simply Stated: My 5 Favorite […]

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For our readers in the Los Angeles area, treat yourself this Saturday to Pamper Me Fabulous, an oh-so-chic spa and beauty event! (Click here for a recap of last year’s event.) About the event: Pamper Me Fabulous brings together all the things you and your girlfriends love. Take a break from the stresses of life […]

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Carnations seem to get a bit of a bad rap when it comes to the floral “status quo” – but the truth is that there are plenty of beautiful – and even cool – looks you can achieve with this budget-friendly flower. Because of the price point and shape of carnations, they allow you to […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed – thanks so much to everyone who entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #31 – Alyssa, who said, ” I’ve tried the Spearmint and I loved it! Other than that, the Orangemint sounds like something I’d try next.” Congrats, Alyssa! To everyone else…more giveaways coming soon! […]

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