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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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Style Me Pretty recently posted a beautiful yellow wedding inspiration board that reminded me of a fun & bright yellow daisy shower from marthastewart.com. This sunny theme would work beautifully for a baby shower, bridal shower, or even an anytime brunch or birthday celebration. The first image below shows some pictures from the daisy shower […]

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The new products from letterpress stationery company elum designs – which include fabric-bound journals, luxurious gift bags, sophisticated gift wrap, and complete stationery desk sets – are exactly as to be expected: ridiculously gorgeous ! Check it out…

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Jamie from Design Milk recently launched a super cool online store called Vitamin D(esign) – which I thought was a very clever play off her blog name! Vitamin D(esign) features ultra-modern homewares, stationery, furniture, art and more. A few of my favorites are pictured below – including some amusing wine bottle gift bags featuring witty […]

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It’s been overly hot and humid here lately…so these frosty-looking berry cosmo and mango freeze cocktails that were featured in Rachael Ray’s newsletter this morning are sounding especially good! Super easy recipe too: only 3 ingredients each and no blender required. nice ;) Mocktail version: substitue fruit juice or ginger ale in place of the […]

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I was looking through a stock photo gallery for a client project this morning, and was pleasantly surprised to see a martini glass resembling one of my favorites from C&B – the Clio – used in a fun, unexpected way…

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There’s something so calming and elegant (not to mention useful !) about simple white dishes and serveware – which is why I’m totally smitten with Martha Stewart’s new whiteware dining collections at Macy’s! If you love entertaining, then pedestal servers like these Whiteware Cake Stands will be your saving grace when it comes to creating […]

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