Posts tagged party
The Key To Partying Harder + Smarter!

Blink and the holidays are over. Just when you finally can come up for air, we have one more windsprint to get through: New Year’s Eve. It’s truly one of my most favorite holidays outside of Halloween. As a Gemini, turning the page to a fresh new chapter and embracing change is something I will always get behind. Change is good!

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Wednesday loves.

Today's shopping is NYE themed. If you are anything like me, NYE means you've "BEEN THERE, DONE THAT" aka A Pajama Party At Home! It's easy as pie: 1. purchase adult onesie 2. invite real friends over who do not judge (often parents in their 30's) 3. make your own pizzas 4. let the champagne and dessert flow 4. make sure the kiddos arrive in their pjs for play comfort.

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Birthday Masters.

I'm sitting here in full mom-panic-mode. Olivia is turning 5 in May and I have done zilch in terms of planning this birthday. I mean zero. (don't tell her!) As a busy mom, I was pretty proud of myself for getting the evite out. Yeah, that's because for the last five years I've been handwriting and co-designing these gorgeous birthday invitations only for them to end up in someone's trash weeks later. So, we opted to put those dollars towards the party itself. Smart!

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Shimmer & Shine.

NYE is one of my favorite holidays. What's not to love about celebrating a year's worth of glorious failures but also, tremendous accomplishments?! The older I get, the more I appreciate the bad because something great always comes of it. No matter how difficult it is to see the forest from the trees...this continues to be a truism for life. And I once read...if you're going to fail - fail gloriously. I love that. I'm kinda an all or nothing gal so if you're gonna do anything...do it with passion!

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Fearless Friday: Surviving the holiday season with grace.

With the holidays in full swing, it's only fitting that I chose today's topic. I can't say I've ever written about it before but I think it's time. At this stage in my life, I've been to many-an-event or holiday party...some fabulous and some completely "meh" but all contributed to a greater understanding of not only what makes a wonderful hostess but also...what makes a pleasant guest. The end goal is easy...get invited to the next fabulous soiree! Easy enough right? Not so fast, slick...here's a few things to consider:

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Fearless Friday: Surviving Small Talk + A Crazy Social Calendar

You're either a people person or you're not. And if you're not, social situations can leave you squeamish and all together uncomfortable. I see it all the time in creative types...brilliant in their own right but would prefer to stay in with a glass of wine and their computer vs. donning their best party dress and making small talk. Ironically, my husband is not a creative but loathes social situations. Luckily, I carry the weight for both of us! By the time he's on his second beer, I've scheduled a playdate and a double dinner date with said new couple! 

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"That's so clutch" - 5 holiday clutches for your repertoire.

So. I realize I talk about handbags and shoes quite a bit. As exhibited here. It's my vice so bear with me. (most are dream wish lists and what's a blog if not an escape, right people?!) Anyway...back to the situation at hand.

I'm sure you are in the throws of holiday parties like me. Today, for example, I have meetings in the city which means I carry my work tote all day. When the clock strikes 5 o'clock I have to gracefully pull a switch-a-roo into party attire and look flawless while doing it. Not an easy feat. 

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