Cinco vs Derby. Lime vs Mint. The battle continues.

Kentucky Derby or Cinco de Mayo? Mint Julep or Margarita? It is an age-old question leading up to the first weekend in May. Well OK, maybe not age-old but still, a question that I  have asked every year in May during my adult entertaining years. Living in the North East most of my life Cinco […]

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Celebrating Mom. Mother’s Day Solutions.

“I want to show Mom I really love her but due to my work schedule and family obligations, I really don’t have time to prepare for a brunch or lunch. What should I do?” Sound familiar? This was a recent panicked email from a client. I quickly responded to calm her nerves and we have […]

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Margaret Thatcher and My Three Year Painted Picture.

Time is a funny thing. When you are young you want it to go faster, each milestone seems to take for ever to arrive. You can’t wait till you are a teenager; your 21st birthday seems as though it will never arrive; 30 is forever away and old; why do 40 year old women even […]

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Last Minute Easter Entertaining & Tablescape Ideas

Entertaining friends and family for Easter Brunch or Dinner is a wonderful way to kick off the spring entertaining season. incorporating just a few easy tips you will feel confident about your hostess skills and head into a stress free holiday. #1: You Can’t Go Wrong with Flowers. Pick up a few bunches from your […]

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Interesting Easter Decor Idea for your Kitchen Counter.

Did you over buy at the First Farmers market of the season? Looking for new ways to get your family to eat or cook with new vegetables? Turn an ordinary basket into a Seasonal decorating opportunity. This fun fruit & vegetable “Easter Basket” can be placed on your kitchen counter or island and will add […]

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Gratitude to the Home & Lifestyle Universe.

Some weeks are better than others. This happened to be a particularly challenging one for me. But hey, we all have them right? Then tonight I come home and what do I see, the bounty that this week has brought me in the mail. Town & Country, Martha Stewart Living, HGTV Magazine, Traditional Home and […]

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Upcoming Event. Party Preppin': Early Spring Entertaining

WHAT? PARTY PREPPIN’ CLASS: EARLY SPRING ENTERTAINING Join our founder, Home & Event Stylist, Krayl Funch, as she discusses four creative approaches to seasonally setting your table for Early Spring Entertaining. WHY? From celebrating family celebrations filled with faith, Passover and Easter, to honoring Mom in May, Spring is packed with entertaining opportunities. If you […]

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Mapo Tofu Recipe from #SteamyKitchen Healthy Asian Favorites {#SundaySupper & Book Giveaway}

Jaden Hair, first “came into my life” in 2009 at the social media conference Social Fresh . My boyfriend at the time, now my husband, was representing an online course and she had stopped his table to get more information on SEO and building an online presence. She obivously made an impression, after the event […]

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Seasonal Decorating: Styling a Spring Coffee Table

Dilemma: “I want to bring the feeling of Spring into my home decor but my budget is small and my available time is even smaller. Can you help me?” Solution: I hear this dilemma quite a bit during workshops and classes. You want to refresh your home each season, and although you want it to […]

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Entranceway Design: Bamboo As a Structural Element in Vero

On a recent trip to Vero Beach, FL we stopped into Gloria Estefan’s hotel and restaurant, Costa de Este on the beach. Although the day was cool and overcast the staff at the pool bar was welcoming and gracious, the drinks and view were delicious. The restaurant was not yet open for dinner but the […]

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