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Best Gourmet Hot Chocolate

The wonderful season of hot cocoa and peppermint sticks, pine trees and fir wreaths, cinnamon desserts and twinkle lights is here and I couldn’t be any more thrilled. I’m an enthusiast of all holidays but there is something...

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Simmering Christmas Potpourri

I recently shared the effect of fragrance and what it can do to a social gathering. This simmering Christmas potpourri is an ideal example of how a venue transforms as it exudes the scent of Christmas. With notes of citrus, warmth of...

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Holiday Scented Home

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Why You Should Add Scents

My top rule and best advice for hosting a great party is to stimulate the five senses: give your guests something spectacular to see, delicious to taste, exciting to touch, beautiful to hear...

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Classic Flatware Sets

The best Thanksgiving flatware comes in a variety of finishes but each has a unique charm to it. I’ve loved all of the gold, copper and rose gold metals being used in the last few years and how they add an immediate elegance to a...

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My 6 Favorite Hostess Gifts

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Why You Should Bring a Gift

While planning your dinner party contributions this holiday season, consider adding some of these Thanksgiving hostess gifts to your shopping list. I think most of us are aware of the amount of...

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Whipped Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This whipped pumpkin pie is a delicious, double-layer, frothy cheesecake-like dessert that my aunt makes every Thanksgiving. It’s a tradition of mine to make it the first week of November to transition between Halloween and Thanksgiving, but...

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Best Fall Florals for Hosting

The impact and dimension that fresh flowers have on a tablescape and the ambiance they unknowingly create in a room is irreplaceable. This season, entertain with the best fall florals for event hosting in a custom arrangement that...

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Dark Outdoor Halloween Dinner Party

A dark outdoor Halloween dinner party can offer an effortless ambiance and eerie mood to entertain adult guests with this season. Although I’m generally not a big fan of red roses, these deep shaded beauties had a hauntingly lovely feel and...

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Fall Mulled Apple Cider Bar

Autumn is such a beloved time for many and it’s hard to not indulge in some of the rich flavors the season has to offer. Apple cider is one of those tastings of fall that I cannot ignore. Serve a fall mulled apple cider bar with...

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Football Viewing Party

One of the most cherished aspects of the fall season for me is the start of football season (in fact, I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to it). Raised in Texas, where football truly is a religion, all three of my...

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