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3 Steps To An Elegant Christmas Table

December 01, 2017

Want a holiday setup that looks impressive (but doesn’t take a lot of time or effort)? Just stick with these three easy guidelines to pull off sophisticated place settings. 1. Amp up metallic colors Gold makes anything feel more glam, so we tied it in to the table settings with gold patterned plates, gold-flecked placemats…

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3 Steps To A Festive Christmas Table

November 19, 2017

For a dining table that draws double-takes from guests—and double taps on social—follow these easy styling guidelines. 1. Choose seasonal colors and motifs. Vibrant reds and greens and holiday motifs, like poinsettias, give a table a cheery Christmasy vibe. 2. Sprinkle in some sparkle. Table linens with a little shimmer help set a celebratory mood….

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5 Tech Gadgets That Make Entertaining Easier

November 13, 2017

Tracking all the moving parts of your party (Is the ham cooked? Are the napkins out?) and actually interacting with guests can feel like a magic act…until now. With some clever voice-activated, app-enabled smart home tech, you can simplify entertaining and be the wine-sipping, guest-schmoozing, worry-free host who enjoys her own party. 1. Amazon Echo…

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5 Under $25 Centerpiece Vessels

October 28, 2017

A wise decorator once said that the vessel you choose for your centerpiece is just as important as what you put in it. (OK—it was us.) To that end, we found five statement-makers—for less than $25!—that’ll elevate your holiday display. 1. 10.2-Inch Half Crackle Glass Vase, $14.99  Cylindrical glass vases are one of the great…

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Buyer’s Dozen: Holiday Serving Pieces

October 26, 2017

Your holiday feast deserves a dynamite presentation, whether it’s a homemade, multi-course meal or restaurant takeout (nothing wrong with that!). These 12 serving pieces—handpicked by our in-house pro—will help you wow your guests. 1. Everyday White® by Fitz and Floyd® Large Footed Cake Stand $19.99 Varying the heights of serving dishes makes a tabletop or…

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Ladies, It’s Galentine’s Day!

January 24, 2017

There’s an official holiday devoted to women showing love and support for other women: Galentine’s Day. Dreamt up by Amy Poehler’s Parks and Recreation character, Leslie Knope, the all-ladies bash is usually the day before Valentine’s Day. So, while the men-folk rush to shop for your last-minute gift, the women can huddle to plan world…

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