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Hi Everyone – I want to start the new week with an apology for the light posting last week. I was pretty much consumed with getting everything ready for Thursday’s Hip Hostess Event at the SLS Beverly Hills – and since this party was so soon after the Boston event, I’ve been having a hard […]

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Winner Update: 2/10/09: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all 600+ of you who entered – WOW! And the {very} lucky, random winner is: Comment #142 – Tawnya, who said “The chandelier print is to DIE for. My husband is a painter and I would have paint a special wall (red) just for that […]

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With this week’s Hip Hostess Series event coming up quick – it’s probably no suprise that “Hollywood Glam” has been on the brain – and one thing I’ve discovered while putting everything together is how many different twists you can actually put on this theme! Today over at Simply Stated, check out some ideas for […]

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One of my favorite eye candy resources – Amy Atlas Events – was just featured in the premier issue of Southern Weddings magazine (a new glossy that’s loaded with great material, by the way)! Click here to download a pdf of Amy’s article…aptly titled “Oh, Sugar!“. I was also excited to discover that Amy listed […]

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Here’s some more event design inspiration from The Special Event… These images are from the Exhibit Gallery we walked through after the Wedding Lunch. The first room was a contemporary silver & white design and seemed to be the “star” of the show… judging from the oohs and aahs heard whenever people entered! The centerpiece […]

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I just uploaded some pictures from the “Wedding Lunch” event I went to this week at The Special Event 2009 – which was luckily held in San Diego this year! Talk about inspiration overload – I was like a kid in a candy store at this luncheon! It was almost dizzying…  There were 16 different […]

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Today over at Simply Stated: Celebrations – check out some fabulous manzanita centerpiece ideas! P.S. I went to a “Wedding Lunch” at an event planning conference in San Diego yesterday and will have tons more centerpiece inspiration for you soon! There were so many amazing designs to see, and I should be getting a disc […]

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Looking for a fun theme for your next dinner party or birthday/bridal celebration? Check out our brand new Modern Moroccan party theme – complete with lots of easy DIY ideas for tablscaping, party decor & more! Pictured above: Traditional Moroccan Mint Tea (Get the recipe.)

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Winner Update 2/3: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winners are: Commenters #150 – Amber, #376 – Ruby, #387 – Tonya, and #141 – Rose. Congrats, everyone! We will be contacting you via email. Hope you enjoy the winnings! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, […]

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In continuing with Part 2 of the Boston Chambord/Hip Hostess recap – here are a few more of the tips we shared for our “Entertaining on a Budget” theme…this time focusing on party decor & general concepts. (Find tablescaping tips in Part 1.) Pictured above are a couple shots of the Party Decor Ideas table […]

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So… I know we just got back from Boston and I’m still working on part 2 of that recap, but our Los Angeles event is already right around the corner – next Thursday, February 5th at the new SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills! In honor of Awards Season and the location of this event, we’re […]

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I’m so excited to share this latest “Real Party” feature with you… it’s a gorgeous ‘Under the Tuscan Sun” bridal shower featuring vibrant sunflowers and the rich colors of Tuscany. The hostess behind the party – Lina Wallace from A Stunning Affair – created this for shower for her sister-in-law and she did such a […]

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I’m so happy to report that the Boston Hip Hostess Event was a success! Everyone we met on our trip to Boston was so incredibly nice, the venue – KO Prime at Nine Zero Hotel – was wonderful to work with, and we had a fantastic turnout!  Here are some photos to give you a […]

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Ready for some seriously cute eye candy? Check out the yumi yumi shop over on etsy…it’s so fun! I’m completely smitten with their whimsical & contemporary illustrations… especially the Owl Prints (a few of which are pictured here) – and the Berry Monster Prints – which have a bit of an animé flair. (Giclee prints […]

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You’ll often stumble on the most adorable & unusual items while browsing etsy… for example, these fun blackbird & canary Interspecies Bird Coffee Coasters, which are “upcycled from a preppy boiled wool blazer” and backed in mustard yellow and black felt. Too cute!

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