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jenn s.

JENNIFER SBRANTI is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hostess with the Mostess® (HWTM), a hip and modern party planning resource. HWTM brings creative entertaining ideas to light through an inspirational “how-to” website and popular daily blog.

Having hosted countless celebrations herself, ranging from special occasion showers and everyday get-togethers to large events, Sbranti now shares her contemporary style and no-fuss approach to entertaining with others. Her ideas have been featured in media outlets such as People, InStyle Weddings, Life&Style, Real Simple, and Extra! TV, and she is a featured contributor for several well-respected online communities, including iVillage.com and BHG.com.

Sbranti resides in San Diego with her husband {and business partner} Sonny and their sweet 1-year old daughter, Macy.

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One of the images on Design Public featuring the Chinoiserie placemats pictured above demonstrates a great concept for tablescapes: use decorative home accessories to create an interesting (and convenient!) centerpiece – rather than the traditional flower or candle arrangements. Look how great these artsy vases and figurines look lined up down the center of this […]

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While we’re on the subject of dishware with vibrant colors, here are a few more very cool, modern designs from Uncommon Goods… pictured here: (top image) handmade black and white stripe mugs. (bottom image) touch/eat bowl sets,buddha bowls, and touch/drink cup sets.

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If you love bright colors that pop and clean, minimalist design – then you just might fall in love with the fabulous homeware collection from Terra Keramik ! This eco-friendly tableware is widely considered to be functional art and comes in 8 brilliant colors, each accented with platinum and signed by the artist .

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Jessica – the ever-so-crafty designer from How about orange, sent over an awesome idea for custom party favors recently. She used ink-jet compatible shrinky sheets from ReadyMade to create custom key chains featuring designs printed from her computer – which is great because this gives you the opportunity to create party favors that perfectly match […]

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I’m loving this artistic stoneware by Diana Fayt . Everything is handmade, and the detail in the etched illustrations is amazing !! You can learn more about Diana on her website , or pick up some pieces for yourself in her etsy shop .

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Thanks so much to everyone that entered the Rosanna Boho Plates giveaway! Everyone at Rosanna was so appreciative of your comments and feedback – including (and probably especially) Rosanna herself! It’s always so nice to feel that hard work and creativity is appreciated…so you definitely brightened their week ;) And now, for the winner… The […]

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