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11 Hangover Essentials

Is anyone else mentally preparing for the upcoming NYE festivities like we are? Because it always seems like such a great idea to down 6 champagne cocktails while watching the ball drop right? But this year. This year, we're prepared. Because we've stocked up on these 11 essential hangover cures! And we use the term cure VERY lightly. But they are all cute and make us feel better nonetheless! 1.

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How to Wrap a Perfect Present

Crunch time is here kids. When piles upon piles of gifts need to be wrapped quickly but beautifully. Crooked corners and saggy paper jobs not allowed. Nervous? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Spend 2 minutes on this little video number and you will be a wrapping pro in no time flat. And the ooohs and ahhhs you'll elicit from the lucky recipient? Ego boosting goodness. And if you need a fun, FREE, gift tag to go with your pretty present...

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A Simple French Twist

Up-dos don’t have to be intimidating. This is a simple look that you can wear with an evening gown or even just a sweater and jeans. Give it a try for your next holiday party and feel instantly regal, maybe even royal. In just 5 simple steps, this messy french twist can be yours! XO, Anna Teasing comb Bobby pins Medium hold hairspray like Garnier...

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How-To Set a Holiday Table

Setting a table is an absolute art. And though we've been known to set a lovely table in our day, we can't ever resist tapping into the genius of the pro's to get a few table setting secrets. We're so excited that the fabulous Tara Guerard is here sharing her tips and tricks for setting a gorgeous table, just in time for the Holidays. Captured by Corbin Gurkin, there's more...

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How-to Wrap the Perfect Gift with Paper Source

You'd think wrapping the perfect gift would be a no brainer; but come Christmas morning you can always tell those who've done their research vs. those who have not (hello father and your tape abuse!) With a few easy steps, you can transform your Christmas gift into an absolute masterpiece; and we've teamed up with...

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How To Frost the Perfect Cake

I've always admired those perfectly smooth cakes you see through the windows of your local bakery. They're just so beautiful in their simplicity. And though I've admittedly tried my hand at them a time or two, I've never quite mastered the look. But with Mayflour Cake + Confections step by step guide, I'm now more confident than ever that we call all frost the perfect cake. Captured by...

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How To Entertain in a Small Space

I happen to live in a smaller home, and when it comes to entertaining it often takes some serious creativity to make an event go off without a hitch. This shoot was inspired by entertaining for the holidays in a small space. The key is to take advantage of every square inch available, and don't be afraid to go buffet style. Don't be fooled, you can still entertain in style without having a formal sit down dinner! For more, head on over to my blog...

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How to Host a Bloody Mary Brunch

If you ask anyone who knows me, they'll tell you I'm a bit of a brunch aficionado. It happens to be one of my favourite activities, and it isn't uncommon for me to dedicate each weekend to testing out new haunts. Though my boyfriend typically appeases my weekend missions, I do think that this timeless and tailored bloody mary brunch at home is something we could both completely agree upon. Boutique Bites has done it again, and...

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Fall Wreath DIY

For Thanksgiving this year I decided to take my floral game up a notch. Instead of showing up with a bouquet as a hostess gift, I'll be bringing a collection of fall wreaths to show my appreciation. They're surprisingly simple to make, and really give you the flexibility to be creative and use ingredients you really love. For more floral inspiration, head on over to my shop...

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How to Make a Wild Fall Floral Arrangement

Fall is my favorite season for florals, foliage, and berries. I'm drawn to the warm, rich colors and all the different textures that comes along with the season. My arrangements tend to be a bit more wild in the fall, what with all of the gorgeous foliage right at my fingertips (my backyard, or my kind neighbor's yard). And today I'm going to be sharing a fabulous fall floral tutorial so that you, too, can add some festivity to your every day decor. Lingustrum Berry Persimmons...

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How To Create a Foraged Floral Arrangement from Amy Osaba

I swear, in my next life I'm going to be a florist. Because just staring at Rylee Hitchner's images alone has moved me into full flung grinning-from-ear-to-ear territory. How could you not be at your best when surrounded by natures most beautiful products? Though I unfortunately seem to lack a green thumb in even the smallest of quantities...

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An Elegant Updo in Seconds

If you've ever been a bridesmaid, you know you don't get to just show up looking pretty and then walk with your friends down an aisle. When you say yes to being a bridesmaid, you say yes to helping out with anything the bride may need on her big day. Often, that leaves us with little or no time to get ready. We usually have big plans for blowing our hair out, curling it and doing a final touch up. But in reality, you look down at your watch, realize you have to be photo-ready in under an hour...

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How to Shop Vintage with Jillian Harris

Ever wondered how to incorporate that fantastic vintage fan into your decor without making your home feel like your grandmother's basement? There really is a fine line that musn't be crossed! And luckily for us, we have the incredible Jillian Harris here today sharing all her deep, dark designer secrets. The girl is amazing. Everything...

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How to Tie a Bow Tie (or ‘Tie Him Up’) from Annie Dean

Tying a bow tie is one of those things that might not be an every day occurrence, but I can assure you that it will likely come in handy at some point in your life. I mean, everyone should attend a gala every now and again (right?!) Luckily for the bow tie inept amongst us (ahem, myself), we have people like Annie Dean who can walk us through all of these...

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Ten Tips on Painting a Striped Wall

So today we're devouring  our Weddings Editor - Erin's - recent houselift. Code for house facelift. One of the things that Erin tackled when she first moved in that we all fell so hard for, were her striped walls. They instantly made her tiny space feel larger and decidedly oh so chic. So we asked Erin to share a few little tips on wall striping. Fat or skinny, bold or shy, following these little tidbits...

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How to Make a Terrarium from Make Tribe

I love that crafting 101 classes are popping up everywhere. Just the other day I spotted one that had a whole collection of courses from calligraphy to cupcake making to kids room decorating and chandelier crafting! Granted it was in australia but still! I love the re-found focus on all things handmade. Which is exactly why I'm a touch obsessed with this Terrarium Course that the girls at...

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Hosting an Authentic English Tea Party

I am a tea snob, through and through. So you can only imagine my excitement surrounding the idea of an English Tea Party to ring in ones 30th birthday. And it's now fairly safe to say that my future 30th is officially planned (thanks ladies!) Co-designed and styled by Ashley Baber  for Sincerely, Liz, this one is chalk full of...

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How to Have a Successful Breakfast in Bed

Breakfast in bed is one of those things that always sounds like a great idea, but can quickly go south if not planned appropriately. Timing is imperative, a pretty tray is a must, and Bare Root Flora florals and cute pj's are obviously a bonus (dare I say essential?). Lucky for us, the sweet A Vintage Affair is here today sharing her tricks for a flawless breakfast in...

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How To Take Great Family Photos

If time and budget allows, preserving those sweet moments as a family is always a fantastic idea. With that said, we know from experience that a sweet photoshoot can turn sour in minutes if you haven't come fully prepared. And since we know these things can run a pretty penny, we've asked Christine to share some of her tips on how she ensures a flawless photoshoot each and every time. And for more shots of this sweet...

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A Day at the Getty from Katie Parra Photography

I'm no stranger to art galleries and museums as I've had the pleasure of frequenting a handful in my lifetime. But the Getty is one that I've yet to visit and, as a result, it completely and totally eludes me. With so much to take in, I'm sure it's not uncommon to feel overwhelmed upon arrival. Lucky for us, Getty-frequenter extraordinaire and talented photographer, miss Katie Parra, has agreed to share her wisdom on how to tackle this...

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