I have TWO fun things to share with you today, (both courtesy of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!®)… a fabulous Summer Grilling Kit Giveaway for HWTM readers and a special Twitter Event coming up this Monday that I’ll be co-hosting! Here are the details for both: ***** BBQ TASTE & TWEET – Monday, July […]

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I’m SOOO very excited to announce that the first round of HWTM Personalized Party Collections are now available at PolkaDotDesign.com! Each collection features coordinating, double-sided paper products that work together to give your party a cohesive look – from invitations and napkin rings to favor tags, thank you cards, and more. Best of all, every […]

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If you’re a SoCal girl and looking for a fun way to celebrate this week’s release of Sex and the City 2 – or just looking for a fun excuse to get out with the girls in general – here’s an idea: The Party Goddess and The Henley Company are “rolling out the pink carpet“  […]

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I’ve been a little light on the posting this week and just wanted to share the reason why… our new addition to the family arrived a little earlier than expected! Sonny & I went to a routine doctor appointment on Monday and got sent straight across to labor & delivery due to some safety concerns. […]

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I’m really excited to be participating in a fantastic online event called “ten“, which is a collaboration between 2 popular design bloggers: Benjamin Moore’s Sonu Mathew of Living in Color with Sonu and Kathy Barlow of HomeWorkshop.com. Over the course of ten days, (January 4-8 and January 11-15), ten is featuring design ideas to help […]

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Thanks so much to Morgan from Pepper Design Blog for inviting me to be a part of her Friday Guest Interview series! Click here to check it out. Morgan has featured many of my favorite design/party people already – if you have time, check out these fun interviews with the following lovely ladies: (the links […]

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Sam Zien – known to most as “Sam the Cooking Guy” – and his super-fun cooking classes are a local favorites here in San Diego, but you can also get a taste of him on his Discovery Health show (nationally), his own show (certain markets), and in his first cookbook – Just a Bunch of […]

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Last week, my husband and I attended the “Aloha Kitchen Challenge” at Roy’s Restaurant in La Jolla, which felt a little bit like experiencing an Iron Chef event first hand (or an episode of Hell’s Kitchen where the head chef is a whole lot nicer!). The “Aloha Kitchen Challenge” is actually a gourmet competition that […]

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Last week was a bit of a light posting week because I was pretty much consumed with last minute details for the Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge – the “pampering party” kick-off for BlogHer ’09 that I co-hosted with 5 other bloggers in Chicago last Thursday…which ended up attracting over 500 guests! My main responsibility for the […]

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Here’s a sneak peek at the inspiration board for the Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge – a BlogHer kick-off party that I’m styling and co-hosting with these 5 wonderful ladies on July 23rd. (…which is suddenly right around the corner!) This event is a “pampering party” but it’s also a place for socializing, checking out tech demos, […]

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HWTM got a little mention in the new People Style Watch issue (June/July 09)! Just saw it while checking out at the grocery store early this morning. Good start to the day! =)  Lots of fun, summery ideas in this issue, too!

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Exciting news to share! I’m co-hosting a pre-BlogHer “pamper & primp party” on July 23rd in Chicago along with these 5  fabulous women bloggers! This is your chance to kick back, relax, and mix & mingle with other bloggers (including some of your favorite names from the blogging world!) before the conference starts. The party […]

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Here’s a little recap of the May 7th Bridal Registry event at Bloomingdales San Francisco that I participated in with Michelle Prelli from Brides.com and Christy Weber from What Junebug Loves (both fabulous women, BTW!). The crew from Bloomingdales (pictured below) was quite warm & welcoming as well… The main purpose of the event was […]

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I’m really excited to be part of a cool bridal event happening this Thursday, May 7th at Bloomingdales in San Francisco – especially alongside the company of Michelle Preli, Editor-in-Chief of Brides.com, and Christy Weber – CoFounder/Executive Editor of the fabulous Junebug Weddings! If you’re in the area, please join us from 6-8pm for cocktails, […]

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Have a baby shower in the works? If you’re looking for a fun concept, here’s an owl-themed baby shower that I created for this month’s issue (April 2009) of Pregnancy magazine, featuring super-cute plush owls, colorful feathers, woodsy elements, and more! {view the article at a larger size} P.S. This could also be a fun […]

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In honor of Barbie’s 50th Birthday/Anniversary – Mattel went all out with a very cool, VERY PINK birthday bash at the “Real” Life-Size Barbie Dream House in Malibu, CA. Jonathan Adler was tapped to do the interior design of the “Dream House”, and celebrity event planner Colin Cowie (who also hosts’s Lifetime’s Get Married show) […]

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Well, Barbie® officially turns 50 today, and I have to say she’s still looking about half her age! In honor of the milestone birthday/anniversary, Mattel is rolling out the pink carpet at a big celebration happening tonight at her “Real” Life-Size Malibu Dream House®. With help from style gurus like event-planner-to-stars Colin Cowie (the brains […]

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For our readers in the Los Angeles area, treat yourself this Saturday to Pamper Me Fabulous, an oh-so-chic spa and beauty event! (Click here for a recap of last year’s event.) About the event: Pamper Me Fabulous brings together all the things you and your girlfriends love. Take a break from the stresses of life […]

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Finally received the disc from the Hip Hostess L.A. photographer last night! Two photo galleries of the event are now up on the HWTM Facebook page: Drinks & Decor and Guests. Wish I would’ve had these photos for you well before the Oscars came and went, but “Old Hollywood Glam” is actually a fun theme […]

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Let’s Eat Cake! is a fabulous wedding cake competition & fundraiser event happening next Tuesday, February 17th to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The producers of the event have worked so hard on this and are currently seeking additional products and service donations for the silenty charity auction. Let’s help them out! Do you […]

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