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The Best Christmas Past

Let your holiday table channel the celebrations of yore for a memorable gathering. A tiered glass pedestal topped with sugared cookies appear like ice and snow. A great holiday memory is not typically made from securing hard-to-come-by gifts, being one … Continue reading

Photo by Jaimee Itagaki

Holiday Romance

  Loosen the rules for your traditional Thanksgiving dinner with thoughtful touches. Leave the warty gourds and marshmallow side dishes on the kiddie table. When it comes to creating a Thanksgiving celebration with romance, throw some unexpected details into your … Continue reading

Photo by Jacqueline deMontravel

Thanksgiving Delights: Jacqueline’s Cranberry-Orange Sauce Recipe

From casual plans to a potluck delight with good friends, this Thanksgiving recall the true meaning of the holiday. It always seems that the words “worst ever” begin to spring up during the Thanksgiving season. Historical travel delays, escalating prices … Continue reading


Holiday Dessert Recipe: Red Velvet Cake with Cream-Cheese Coconut Icing

  This holiday season, try out this delicious recipe for a crowd-pleasing dessert from Janet Rodriguez, the owner of Embroidery Palace Inc. and partners with Joanna Poitier in The Florio Collection of hand-embroidered drapery fabrics in West Hollywood, California.     … Continue reading


DIY Gift Wrap Idea

DIY Gift Wrap Idea: I Love Cupcakes What you’ll need: Lunch bag Paper cupcake liners in two sizes Stapler Office tag Baker’s twine Glue stick Scissors Embellishments, such as buttons or adhesive gems    Instructions: 1. Gather your supplies. 2. … Continue reading


Candles with Cachet

Bright Idea: Candles with Cachet   Trying to set a special table with a pinch of extra panache? Transform everyday votives and candleholders with a bit of ribbon and a vintage brooch. Simply string a wide satin ribbon through the … Continue reading