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Holiday Decor Feature in Tampa Bay Metro Magazine

  Recently  I worked with Tampa Bay METRO Magazine to put together The Joy of Entertaining decor feature for the November/December 2014 Issue – you might recall my Posh New Year’s Chic table for two was featured last year. I was able to narrowed it down to 5 of my favorite tables for Fall + Holiday, from […]

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What’s Your Favorite Position? Feng Shui for the Bedroom Design

I was recently interviewed for a news series that aired on FOX News called “Launch Your Libido”, with Dr Jo and Board Certified Clinical Sexologist Dr. Dae Sheridan regarding the ideal design for your bedroom as it relates to your relationship. We talked about color choices, fabrics + pillows, candles, a mixture of materials and […]

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A Posh New Year’s Eve Entertaining Tablescape

New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite holidays and the perfect excuse to set a festive table. Whether you are hosting a dinner party for 20 or preparing a romantic dinner for two, a perfectly set table will set the tone for the entire night. My White & Metallic tablescape was featured in Tampa […]

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Finding Your Balance: From the Board Room to the Dining Room

ABOUT The women speak out during this 12 week interview series featuring professional women building their careers, connections and creative environments. During the 30 minute LIVE interviews taking place October 1st – December 17th you will find out how these women find balance in their busy lives, juggling careers and personal time. Each interview will […]

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PRETTY + TABLESCAPE = LOVE!

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 06 | 07:00 PM WHERE: DATZ  2616 South Macdill Ave / Tampa, FL 33629 WHAT: PRETTY + TABLESCAPE = LOVE A pretty table can melt hearts, setting the mood for a truly romantic meal. Whether it will just be two love birds or a group dinner for “The Lonely Hearts Club”, join […]

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Shop Small and Local

Saturday November 24, 2012 is Small Business Saturday. Started by American Express has become a national day to celebrate, support and shop the small local businesses in your community. The SBA.gov site provides businesses with tips and advice on making the most of this day.: https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba_initiatives/small_business_saturday_2014 American Express provides a $25 statement credit when you […]

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In the News: A Naturally Thankful Season {article published in Impart Magazine}

  A NATURALLY THANKFUL SEASON No matter what part of the country you live in, for most Americans, Fall is a time filled with images of harvest, abundance, cool weather, and gathering with family and close ones. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the 2012 Fall Season officially begins on September 22nd  and ends on the […]

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Macy’s vs. Martha Stewart Case Update

The below post was re-posted from HFN Magazine in their newsletter dated 7.16.12. NEW YORK-Macy’s has been granted a preliminary injunction in its lawsuit against Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) over the agreement between MSLO and J.C. Penney to offer certain Martha Stewart home products in J.C. Penney stores and online. After a hearing on Friday, according to […]

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Entertaining In the Heat: Video ABC

FIRST THINGS FIRST: SAFETY CHECK Getting together with friends and family is the perfect way to spend summer evenings and weekends but being aware of safety concerns will make you the ultimate host. –          Keep in mind the ages of your guests and their needs; both young and old. –          Consider moving your event inside […]

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