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Peekaboo Bar Cart

Peekaboo Bar Cart

OK, it’s official, I found the best bar cart out there: Peekaboo Clear Rolling Two Shelf from CB2! I know there are other acrylic bar carts out there. BUT, if you want one that also has clear acrylic wheels, if you want it rolling, in super compact size (I only had 26″ of width and 16″ of […]

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That’s A Wrap!

That’s A Wrap!

A pretty wrap makes even the tiniest gift seem bigger and better. And sometimes the wrap is better than the gift itself. Which is why gift wrapping is so much fun! I used to get my gifts professionally wrapped but then several years ago I fell in love with Martha’s brilliant gift wrapping idea: take a […]

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Oasis Coffee Table by David Francis

Oasis Coffee Table by David Francis

I’m in love! The just-introduced Oasis Coffee Table by David Francis is simply beautiful. It’s whimsical, it’s eco-friendly (made of rattan) and it comes in 35 finishes! What’s not to like? At 47″ diameter this one is meant for serious entertaining. Enough space for your coffee table books, your cocktails… and your feet! And if you […]

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Political Decor? Yes!

Political Decor? Yes!

Things are getting pretty tense these days and you actually have to be careful what you say, let’s say, at a grocery store. I learned my lesson during the last presidential election when a pretty angry elderly man (no, not a gentleman) pulled a candidate’s magnet sticker off my car, threw it to the ground and voiced […]

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Summer Decorating Guide: Outdoor Entertaining

Summer Decorating Guide: Outdoor Entertaining

Here is part three on this week’s summer decorating guide. Today it’s all about relaxed time spent with friends and family while entertaining outdoors. And if it’s to be relaxed, it has to be easy! Here are 5 tips for a stress-free outdoor meal. 1. Set up a bar so guests can help themselves to drinks. […]

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Dinner Party Tips from Cornelia Guest

Dinner Party Tips from Cornelia Guest

Cornelia Guest. The entertaining icon. Yes, she can throw a party for hundreds without blinking, but you can apply those two brilliant and simple entertaining rules to your gathering no matter how formal it is. Here are my two favorite dinner party tips from Cornelia Guest: NEVER LET COCKTAILS GO FOR LONGER THAN HALF AN […]

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Alexa Hampton Honored at Innovation in Design Awards Gala

Alexa Hampton Honored at Innovation in Design Awards Gala

I had so much fun last night tweeting live from 2012 Innovation in Design Awards ceremony. In its 6th edition this year, 2012 IDAS honored the hugely talented Alexa Hampton who was the recipient of the Connecticut Cottages & Gardens Innovator Award. I was dying to show you the photo of the beautiful Alexa accepting […]

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iPad Operated Rooms

iPad Operated Rooms

This Superbowl Sunday, wouldn’t you love to impress your guests by operating an entire room with your iPad? Control everything from your heat, to your television, to your lights with Control4 My Home for iPad. It’ll do everything except get you a cold beer (maybe next year, iPad)! This particular system must work in conjunction with Control4 home control […]

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THAT’S THE SPIRIT!

THAT’S THE SPIRIT!

With 2011’s holiday season in full swing, a bar cart is a perfect addition to keep your entertaining rolling- literally! It allows versatility and flexibility, and with your bar cart set, you can spend more time with your guests! Who wants to be in and out of the kitchen the entire time preparing and serving […]

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Mantel Magic

Mantel Magic

One of the most common pre-holiday design dilemmas is fireplace decoration. Should it be symmetrical or not, traditional or whimsical, over-the-top or scaled down? Whichever option you choose, make sure your fireplace is show-worthy as so many holiday gatherings focus around it. Here are some sure-fire tips to make the fireplace the focal point of your […]

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