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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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Hooray! Some of the photos from our very first Hip Hostess Series Event (the "Tropical Zen Soirée" in San Diego) are back! The rest should be in this week and I’ll feature the full recap with detailed slideshows, instructions and product resources next week. Until then, here are just a few quick shots to give […]

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30 May

Maritime White

There’s something so chic about natural elements that have been recast completely in white, like these delicate, yet contemporary maritime-inspired vases and home accessories. Pictured above: gorgeous porcelain Driftwood Vase, Bowl, and Votive, porcelain Loofah Vases, Small/Medium Sea Urchin Votives, and Large Sea Urchin Votive. Pictured below: Decorative Coral Accessories and remarkably lifelike Coral Candleholders.

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Thought you might be interested in some Cosmopolitan recipes today for some reason… so I featured a few ideas over at Simply Stated! Click here to check the out.

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…absolutely loving the bold colors and modern silhouettes in these organic & graphic-inspired table linens by Unison! Pictured above: Martin in Aqua and Larch in Moss. Pictured below: Lush in Orchid and Sky Blue, and Larch in Blackberry.

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Update 6/2/06: ***This giveaway is now closed – thanks so much to all 846 of you that participated!! (a new record at HWTM!) Your recipe ideas were all fantastic – I think Hansen’s should create a "Sparkling Drinks" booklet based off of them! The lucky random winner is…Kim O. from Cary, NC. Congrats, Kim! I’m […]

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27 May

Alison & Co.

I was at (San Diego’s new 2-story!) Crate&Barrel last week and have to tell you that the adorable floral Alison Paper Plates pictured above are even cuter in person than they look online! Great choice for girlie graduation celebrations and backyard cocktail parties! C&B actually has tons of other great outdoor entertaining products out right […]

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