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A GLAMOROUS GOODBYE

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Have you ever had a really extravagant New Year’s Eve? I remember one year – many years back now – getting all dolled up for a black-tie party and having it be a total flop. Since then, I’ve stayed away from balls and glitz, and opted for small groups and house parties. I must admit, […]

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  1. Ryan

    I am overjoyed to be celebrating “East Coast NYE” in our hood with a great group of neighbors. Bubbly and sparklers at 9pm and then it’s lights out for me! However, if you’re planning a Red Carpet worthy bash next year I will begin resting up for it now!

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  2. Ivy Lane

    Ahhhhhhh…. I miss dressing up on NYE…. this post is perfect! Tonight it is going to be an early dinner out with my hubby and then back home cozy by the fire…bubbly and watching the ball drop on Times Square….

    Thanks Cassandra for a great year of inspiration! on to 2014!

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

    Cheers!

    Ivy

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HAVE YOURSELF A COZY, MERRY WEEK!

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There’s a strange thing that happens when, in October, you’re planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas shoots. In some ways, it makes the holidays seem as if they’ve already been here forever. And, in other ways, as if they’re just beginning as we finally get to detach from emails and deadlines, enjoy the company of family […]

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  1. Emma

    That Apple commercial is certainly a tearjerker. Down here in the South, there’s a grocery store called Publix that also specializes in tear-worthy holiday ads. This year’s is pretty good, but look up the 2008 Publix Christmas ad on Youtube and prepare to just sob. (It involves a doctor who can’t make it home for Christmas.)

    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

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  2. melissa

    I loved your post today, I too come from a large Italian family, and we get together Christmas Eve and cook and laugh….it is a wonderful time……………I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful family of your own to pass along your traditions and to create new memories…………..

    xoxo

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  3. Deborah Peterson Milne

    For those of us that have good family’s we are truly fortunate. I too have been appreciating all those Christmas’ past but mine in Snohomish. I am missing my family incredibly right now and hard to not tear up at those darn holiday commercials.

    Cheers to another great year and best wishes for continued success & happiness for 2014.

    Merry Christmas Cassandra!

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  4. franki

    Everything is ready…bring on da noise! Merry, Merry Christmas – your home looks fab! The sleigh awaits………franki

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ICING ON THE TABLE

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Apparently, this holiday season has me in the mood for icy, shimmering tabletops. Along with the tablescape I put together for my office, I’ve got a few more pieces of inspiration that are shaping my ideas for our family’s Christmas table… I’ve always loved this tabletop from Aerin Lauder’s home – the crystal dishes and […]

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  1. franki

    Isn’t it something how “some of us” really “get into it” the closer it gets….it’s all about the pressure Santa baby!! franki

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3 TRENDS TO TRY FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE

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Now that I’ve wrapped up my Christmas shopping, I’m on to the next big thing on my list – what to wear for New Year’s Eve! There are plenty of options out there, but only a few current trends that I’m interested in entertaining to ring in 2014… I’ve been a fan of the big […]

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HOLIDAY COCKTAILS :: CHAMPAGNE ETOILE

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Last week we brought you a delicious whiskey and cider concoction as a part of our holiday cocktail series. But, for those who prefer a different kind of bubbly… we’ve come up with a second recipe to serve at your fabulous holiday events. The Champagne Etoile… Named after the beautiful china we used in our tabletop (and […]

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    1. Mahala

      This drink blends IMHO the most sublime flavours on the planet. It will be served at my house for a special birthday party very soon. Thanks for sharing such a delicious treat!

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