ENTERTAINING: Set the Table Neiman Marcus Style

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One of my guilty pleasures when traveling to San Francisco is visiting Neiman Marcus in Union Square. I shop the store from top to bottom and last year during the Thanksgiving holiday I fell in love with a particular tabletop store display. The table decorations incorporate old book pages, quotes, and words of wisdom that […]

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IT’S BETTER TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE

I am a firm believer in purchasing thoughtful gifts. So naturally, one of the things I enjoy the most about the season is the art of gift giving. From hunting down the perfect gift to meticulously wrapping it and ultimately presenting it to the recipient…I enjoy each aspect. I always kick off my holiday shopping […]

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DESIGN YOUR OWN HOLIDAY GIFT WRAP

Can you believe that Christmas is only just a few short weeks away? Besides the hustle and bustle of the season, one of the things I enjoy the most during this time of year is wrapping gifts. One of my fondest holiday memories growing up has to do with wrapping gifts with my mother. Each year she […]

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THE ART OF HAND MARBLED FLOORS

In a recent post I mentioned wanting to do something creative this past weekend, although at the time I wasn’t quite sure what that was. If you follow along on Twitter then you already know that I ended up spending some time this past weekend marbling paper. I have always been intrigued with the ancient art […]

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CREATE YOUR OWN: SHAMROCK CORSAGE

I absolutely love the color green. Each year in honor of St. Patrick’s Day I trade in my favorite nail color (currently a very sheer pink, “Mademoiselle” by Essi) for a bright metallic green.  I sport the green for one day only and my short manicured nails provide just enough of the vibrant hue to […]

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The Art of Gift Giving: How to Create a Gift Wrap Ensemble 

A dear friend of mine is having a milestone birthday. Our schedules are so erratic and won’t allow us to meet up before her big day so I decided to send her a surprise birthday package. The goal was to create a lovely package using items I already had on hand in my studio. When […]

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