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PARTY PLANNING 101

 When it comes to party planning, there are some basic rules of thumb: Location, Invitations, Decor, Food & Beverages and Atmosphere. But, how you interpret these “rules of thumb” is what gives your party style and panache.   Here are a few tips to make your next party a fabulous & stylish one! THE LOCATION… When choosing a location, pick a spot…

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DESIGN CRUSH: TORY BURCH

Tory Burch I love that among the most talented American Fashion designers is one of my favorites, Tory Burch.  Designing for the modern woman, Tory has created a following worthy of  icon status.  Her designs epitomize classic american sportswear, yet they have an upbeat, eclectic vibe as well.    Inspired by art, photography, films and travel, Tory credits her aesthetic to the…

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I CAN’T WAIT TO FILP OUT!

Just as the summer is winding down and the thought of unpacking boxes full of Christmas decor is a reality (yes, the boxes have arrived at the store already), there is something exciting to look forward to. FLIPPING OUT! Admittedly one of my favorite reality shows,  I just love the antics of Jeff, Jenny, Zoila and the rest of the gang.  Back…

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MADE BY HAND

I was recently introduced to a fabulous magazine called Ready Made.  Why is this magazine so great you ask?  Well, it’s because everything in the magazine is made by hand. Ready Made is not your stereo typical magazine for weekend do-it-yourselfer or hot-glue gun crafters, Ready Made is a magazine dedicated to the art of beautifully designed, beautifully made, beautifully crafted…

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SOMETHING PRETTY TO LOOK AT

Yesterday I wrote about the 10 Things I Can’t Live Without.  Many people commented about the things they can’t live without, and there was one common item…FLOWERS.  Seems that everyone loves flowers and how a beautiful flower arrangement can enhance your day/home/life/spirit!   I couldn’t agree more. So, I wanted to share a few of my favorite flower photos with you today. …

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10 THINGS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

Every now and then, (not often enough), I stop and really think about my life.  Whenever I spend a bit of time reflecting, it always leads me to think about those things that bring me ABSOLUTE JOY…the things that I just can’t live without!  Here’s my list of the 10 Things I Can’t Live Without!  THE OCEAN… To me, there’s no place…

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I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW

One of the freshest product statements in the home furnishings industry right now is Acrylic furniture.  There is something so visually interesting about a piece of furniture that you can see through, but still possesses classic design features.  When it comes to decorating, acrylic furniture will not only give a room high style, but it  can help to make a room feel bigger, more elegant…

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QUIET STIMULATION

 Working in the home decor and design industry can be visually and mentally stimulating…sometimes a bit too much.  In a given week, I spend many hours, flipping through magazines, looking at product catalogs, thinking about paint colors and researching design topics for my blog.  Every now and then my mind needs a break from all the stimulus.  Sometimes, my mind longs to…

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