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Peek Inside a Home that’s Decking the Halls in the Most Glamorous of Ways

Amanda Gluck of The Fashionable Hostess truly lives up to her blog moniker. Each and every holiday, she pulls out all the stops for a home that literally sparkles with the season’s best. Peek inside her Miami abode decked out in Holiday glam. Even her office is getting in on the action. From bar cart to backyard, this home tour has the merry, merry vibes. See even more shot by Simply Lively here.

This winter I couldn’t wait to add some Holiday cheer to my home, starting right at the entry. I just love my new spiral topiaries from Frontgate and my festive wreaths from Grandin Road.

Then in my foyer you are greeted with a winter white theme; a gorgeous 7′ tall faux white tree from King of Christmas, which I decorated in all silver and white ornaments.

 In my family room, I created a Holiday Bar Cart to greet guests. A bar cart is such an easy way to transform a party from average to festive. Welcome guests with a bar cart right at your entrance filled with a display of welcome drinks, or pull up your bar cart alongside your couch for an added side table display of nutcrackers and mini pine trees.

 By placing this one in my family room, I had a fab new space to display an array of gold and glittery Holiday pieces. Shimmery nutcrackers, gold-rimmed glassware and limited edition Chandon made it perfectly elegant for the Holiday.

In my dining room I created a beautiful table runner of green garlands and candles, see the DIY in this Fashionable Hostess post.

Of course I never leave any space unattended to, so even in the powder room I added fresh guest linens, linen with beautiful ornament embroidery by Sferra and red roses in a crystal vase.

 My guest bedroom was such a fun space to add holiday touches {and a great place to decorate since its filled with guests all Holiday season long!}. I replaced one of the mirrors on the wall and hung a wreath wright above the bed. 

Then I opted for Boll & Branch’s plaid bedding for that cozy winter feel. I love their bedding because it’s organic. I am always sure to have a few extra throw blankets as well!

 Last but not least I added the most gorgeous frosted garlands from Frontgate to our patio. Miami winters are actually the best time to be outside with the cool breeze and no mosquitos so this space will be the most popular location for my holiday parties! Wishing you all a happy holiday season!

The Best Hostess Gifts (that Aren't Wine)
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The Best Hostess Gifts (that Aren't Wine)
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Photography: Simply Lively | Home of: The Fashionable Hostess

The Ultimate Wallpaper for a Baby Girl’s Nursery

There’s so much petty packed inside this gallery that it’s kind of hard to pick a focus. First you have a stunning maternity shoot captured by Justine Milton. It’s all glowing mama and flowing lace gowns. And then there’s the sweet vintage nursery backdrop. The kind that gives us major floral wallpaper goals. Tour this cute, cute, cute nursery and more of that stunning mama-to-be in the vault.

17 Wallpapers That Wow
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17 Wallpapers That Wow
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Photography: Justine Milton Photography | Bedding: Anthropologie | Blogger: Convey The Moment | Wallpaper: Anewall

Your Winter Won’t Be Complete without This Genius Party Idea

Any activity that gets my family outdoors during the winter is a huge win in my book. But this hot chocolate and s’mores party? It’s not just a win, it’s genius—an afternoon that the whole crew can enjoy. Who doesn’t love a toasty fire and chocolatey, marshmallowy goodness? And with Comfort Cup® by Chinet® insulated hot cups stocked on your bar cart, that hot cocoa is sure to keep your soul warm even on the chilliest of days. See how simple it is to recreate this fun-filled winter activity for your family below!

It’s easy to get lured into hibernation when those chilly winter months roll around, especially if you’ve got kiddos. Cravings for those warm al fresco day are at an all time high, but friends, al fresco can be just as good this time of year and this party proves it. No one in the family will want to stay inside when you’ve got a toasty fire, hot chocolate bar and s’mores happening over a mini bonfire outside (and hopefully under the snowflakes!).

What You’ll Need

  • Comfort Cup® by Chinet® insulated hot cups
  • Outdoor fire pit
  • Bar cart
  • Hot chocolate + toppings
  • S’mores ingredients: graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate
  • Marshmallow sticks
  • Cozy throws + pillows for extra warmth
  • The whole family!

 

Party Pros

When those little feet start running around (hello, sugar high!), it’s easy as ever to wrangle them up and head out for an adventure. With three layers of insulation and a tight-fitting lid that’s super easy-to-apply Comfort Cup® by Chinet® insulated hot cups are a convenient take-along for wagon rides and tree hunting—keeping tiny fingers warm and hearts happy.

The best part? This fuss-free party cleans up in seconds! A bonus (and must-have) if you’re a parent. Keep toppings and ingredients in jars for easy storage and just toss the Comfort Cup® by Chinet® insulated hot cups when done. All that’s left to do is wipe up those sweet chocolate smiles!

So gather up your family and friends when you’re feeling a little stir crazy and keep this party idea in your back pocket. The Chinet® brand makes it easy from start to finish so you can worry less about serving and cleanup and focus on QT with loved ones!

Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Comfort Cups: Chinet | Kid's Hat: Gap | Kid's Mittens: Gap | Kid's Scarf: Lands' End | Mini Wooden Scoops: Amazon | Patio Furniture: Abby Larson's Personal Collection | White Throw Pillow: Urban Outfitters

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