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Don’t Need But Want: Bakeware

November 23, 2014

Full confession: I have desserts on the brain. But in Los Angeles it’s easier to find a wheatgrass-kale-mulberry smoothie than it is to find a brownie. So I’ve been perusing bakeware while daydreaming about cinnamon buns, chocolate cake, and pecan bars. Here are a few pieces I plan on adding to my artillery. Bake and…

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Make Ugly Wires Disappear

November 21, 2014

A few years ago, my husband and I had our living room professionally redone, and afterward, the decorator photographed it for her portfolio. Before she even turned on the camera, she steamed wrinkles out of drapes and dressed up surfaces with funky accent pieces. Then did something unexpected: She unplugged everything. Her explanation? Though necessary…

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A Holiday Card Writing Party

November 21, 2014

If you’re too busy to see your friends this holiday season and you haven’t mailed a single season’s greeting, take heart—and throw a Christmas card party! It’s a very merry way to catch up in person with local friends and keep the holiday card tradition alive with your long-distance loved ones. How it works Who: Invite four…

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How to Deck Your Yard for the Holidays

November 20, 2014

While you’re decking the halls for the holidays, don’t forget your front your front yard. “Doing it up at the entrance is a symbol of your hospitality and sends a welcoming message to the world,” says Christa O’Leary, the founder and CEO of Home in Harmony Lifestyle in Hingham, Massachusetts. “Use your front door to…

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Five Tips for Decorating Your Windows for the Holidays

November 20, 2014

Tiny-apartment dwellers, rejoice: Cheery fireplaces and twinkling trees may get most of the Christmas carol credit, but a well decorated window can be a room’s focal point, too. Here’s how we created this pretty window display with a festive, vintage vibe. Use our tips to dress your own windows in holiday style. 1. Choose a theme and stick with…

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Creative Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

November 19, 2014

Turkey is the ultimate Thanksgiving table showstopper. But until the guest of honor arrives, set the stage  at your dinner with a creative centerpiece that will wow your guests. Why? “The centerpiece makes a first impression,” says Janice Thill, owner and creator of The Folded Napkin, a catering and event-management company in Bergen County, New…

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