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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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In the course of less than 24 hours, San Diego has gone from it’s usual beautiful self to a frightening picture of devastating fire and smoke. The images you see above are all that we’re seeing on our local channels, and an unprecedented evacuation has already been ordered – even compared to the horrible 2003 […]

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I was recently asked to create a gift guide for “domestic divas” at the gifts.com blog – “gift rap”, which was really fun! Of course everything on my list has a modernist feel to it – so it’s probably better described as a gift guide for “modern domestic divas”! In any case, here are my […]

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I know Halloween is getting close, but there seems to be an endless supply of cool products to highlight! Case in point, a few favorites from Z Gallerie’s Halloween collection… {pictured above} skull and bones dinnerware (individual pieces are each sold in sets of 4. prices range from $39.80 – $51.80 per set of 4); […]

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Martha Stewart is hosting a sweepstakes right now for a chance to win a block party for you and your neighbors (up to 100 guests!), not to mention a Toyota Highlander for all your neighbors to ooh and ah over at the party ;) Click here for all the details – and hurry! – you […]

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I’ve received a lot of emails asking about hostess gift ideas for out-of-town stays – something different that what you’d typically bring to a dinner or cocktail party. One thoughtful idea for showing your appreciation is to give a gift geared towards rest & relaxation to help her recuperate after all the company is gone. […]

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This Daydream Cappuccino Set from bud™ by designroom is fan-tas-tic!! Set includes 6 cappuccino cups adorned with an out-of-the-ordinary modern organic design, a steel stacking caddy, and a beautiful cylinder gift box embellished with the same design. $34/set at Heliotrope. (perfectly priced for holiday gifting!)

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