I’m continuing to share my absolute love for Thanksgiving in my new blog series Thanksgiving 101! Hosting your own? Check out these cocktail and appetizer recipes and tips. Ah, the table. If you’re wanting a sit-down dinner, you first need a place for everyone to sit. Find enough space at the table ,and chairs for all guests; every year, this is one of … Keep reading…

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, now is the time to share my favorite tips, recipes,  decor and more in Thanksgiving 101! Much like cocktails, appetizers are one of the make-or-break aspects of hostessing. If you leave people thirsty and hungry, they will go home. If you feed them, give them drinks, and provide some form of entertainment, you are more than … Keep reading…

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Does hostessing count as a hobby? Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and by far my most beloved party to hostess. This year was my seventh apartment Thanksgiving celebration — I’m sure I’ve made the meal at least a dozen times — and, dare I say, it was a huge success. Since I love the experience of playing Holly Hostess almost as … Keep reading…

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There’s something so romantic about the classic, retro-inspired pin-up look. When the weather turns warm, I look to the work of Gil Elvgren and Art Frahm for fashion inspiration; but when the weather turns cold, I miss that cheeky, flirty feeling in my modern — albeit warm — pullovers and slouchy scarves. With its gift-giving, hostessing, baking, and mistletoe, this is the … Keep reading…

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