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Impress Your Friends with Food that Looks Homemade

I am a huge believer in dinner parties. To me, there is nothing more real than long night spent laughing with a glass of wine in hand while letting the candles on the table slowly run down. Honestly though, one of the most important things that will make or break a dinner party is the food. I have been to far too many dinner parties where the hostess thinks it’s okay to pick up some pre-made side dishes from Whole…

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Impress Your Guests: Star-Studded Place Cards

I’ll be completely honest here, I find my sister’s boyfriend (C) a little weird and dark… He has a strange obsession with Venetian masks and often will spend entire meals staring at the ceiling without eating or saying a word. My sister find all of these things cute and quirky- she often refers to him as her masculine Zooey Deschanel. I just don’t see it. Needless to say this past weekend, when my sister invited me and A over for a double…

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Entertaining in Small Spaces: The Closet Dinner Party

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard A exclaim “your apartment is the size of a shoebox!” while attempting to find a place to put the futon down for the night, I’d probably have enough money to buy a pair of Manolo Blahniks.  Seriously, it’s tiny. For the first couple months of living there I never invited friends over- I mean where would they sit?? It was easier to just meet up at LA’s yummy Nobu or…

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Famping with Friends

My sister, Primrose, and I have a longstanding tradition. Every year for Memorial Day we gather up a group of our dearest friends and head into the great outdoors for camping… with a spin.…

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