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You’ll often stumble on the most adorable & unusual items while browsing etsy… for example, these fun blackbird & canary Interspecies Bird Coffee Coasters, which are “upcycled from a preppy boiled wool blazer” and backed in mustard yellow and black felt. Too cute!

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I’m finalizing the details for the upcoming Hip Hostess Event in Boston (January 15th) and thought I’d share one of my favorite “Stylish Entertaining on a Budget” tips with you today – which is the theme of the Boston event. Scrapbooking materials are a great resource for budget-friendly entertaining – and this extends way beyond […]

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Happy Monday! Let’s start the week off on a fun note with a peek at the Modern Entertaining Essentials Prize Pack that’s up for grabs in our Inspire Me! Holiday Entertaining Contest, which is going on right now! Thanks to our generous contest sponsor – VIVA® Diva Café – all 3 of the contest winners […]

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Shopping for an entertaining guru that already seems to have everything? Chances are good that you’ll still be able to surprise them with one of these clever, outside-the-box gift ideas from A+R Store: Pictured above: Pewter & Glass Animal Shot Glasses designed to balance on their nose and antlers/ears when flipped upside down! Pictured above: […]

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Looking for more reasons to smile these days? Anne Taintor to the rescue! Make someone laugh out loud with one of Anne’s hilarious flasks… or entertain a whole bunch of girlfriends with Anne’s cheeky button pins, which I think would be fabulous as napkin ring embellishments at a milestone birthday party, wedding shower, or girlie […]

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Style + Affordability = Reasons to love Urban Outfitters. Here are a few favorites from the current collection: Mod Blossom Square Potholder and Round Potholder ($8 each)… the perfect accessories for this fun, retro 50’s Lightning Apron! ($24) Pictured above: more fun textiles to style up your kitchen: colorful Birdie and bold Polka Dot Berries […]

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21 Jul

New at cb2

A few contemporary entertaining favorites from the latest collection at cb2… Pictured above: fabulous hot orange & white Morocco Dinnerware featuring mod Moorish tile designs ($4.95 – $7.50) and sleek Curve Appetizer Spoons ($0.95 ea). Pictured above: Ibiza Wine Glasses featuring more Moroccan-inspired graphics ($3.95 ea), coordinating jewel-toned Gem Martini Glasses, and glossy blue Cayman […]

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Don’t you just love super creative companies that make gifting so fun? I can’t wait for my next friend to announce their engagement, because I’ve already discovered the perfect congratulations gift! This 2-carat cup is just the cutest thing ever – with a handle that looks like a sparkly diamond ring and adorable packaging that […]

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Speaking of creative cups, here are a couple more witty ideas from shopmodi.com… the Predator or Prey 3-piece tea set turns the table on the whole "cat and fish" relationship and puts the cat on the inside of the glass for once! ($22/set) And the Gun Mug pictured below features a clever trigger handle and […]

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I’m so excited to see that Simrin recently launched a new line of drinkware that coordinates with their fabulous table linens & serving trays! Patterns include Kelp, Surya, Icon, and Branch, and each design comes in 5 lovely colors: Ocean, Bronze, Moss, Saffron, and Soft White.

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Yes – I’ll admit it – I’ve been looking forward to May 30th for what seems like forever! But you know what excites me about the Sex and the City movie even more than the picture itself? The fact that it’s giving us a fabulous excuse to get together with the girls and inspiring all […]

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These cleverly-packaged, contemporary coasters were inspired by the conventional 6-pack, but come with an unconventional twist – they’re made from recycled rubber! Talk about the perfect gift for your favorite eco-chic hostess!

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Tired of hiding those great bottles of wine in gift bags? Graphic designer Stafford Lombard has the perfect solution for you! Lombard came up with these super hip & creative "Wine-O " cards and I have to say that I’m seriously loving this idea! Wine-O cards slip perfectly onto a wine bottle neck and come […]

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If you’re a tea-lover yourself, or just love to check out fabulous dishes in general, check out today’s post over at Celebrations ! You’ll find lots of fun teapots, cups, & accessories for serving and sipping in style! (Or maybe ideas for gifting in style too… Mom’s Day is coming up!)

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