Win Cheryl Najafi’s Book…You’re So Invited!

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This past weekend, I spoke at SNAP Conference in Salt Lake City. I was oh so lucky to attend Cheryl Najafi's session where she shared her inspiring story, gorgeous images, and news about her book releasing next month! Cheryl is the ultimate hostess, and I was lucky enough to snag a book to give away to one lucky reader! This book is truly incredible, her ideas are original, festive, and will truly … { read more }

{SURPRISE} $100 Giveaway to TEA!


Every little girl needs a party dress!!! That's why we've partnered with Tea to give one lucky reader a $100 credit! From adorable outfits for little girls to hip clothes for boys too, Tea has it all (babies and women too!). I'm in love with their new Bali-inspired spring collection, and I know you will love it too! Check out some of my FAVE picks from Tea ... And how adorable is this … { read more }

Sterling’s {Ultimate Host Challenge} #4 – Host’s Choice!

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It's time for the LAST challenge - only ONE more chance to become a finalist in the Sterling Ultimate Host contest! Congrats to our winners from Challenges 1, 2, and 3 who will be joining us in New York City in December for the finale! I'll be judging along with the 3 other bloggers on the team (read more about us here) Learn more about the Ultimate Host Challenge Read past info on Challenge … { read more }

Sterling “Ultimate Host” Challenge #3 {DATE NIGHT}

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There are 2 more chances to become a finalist in the Sterling Ultimate Host Challenge! That's 2 more chances to become one step closer to a HUGE cash prize + trip to Napa's Sterling Vineyards for 4! Finalists will join me (and the other judges + Sterling crew + Padma Lakshmi) in NYC THIS DECEMBER for the final challenge!  Congratulations to Julie for winning Challenge #2 -check out the video … { read more }

Sterling “Ultimate Host” Challenge #2

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View information about the Sterling Ultimate Host Challenge CHALLENGE 2: WINE + FOODIE MOVIE  Our second challenge is all about pairing wine with a foodie movie. Your mission: Invite your friends over for an evening at home and design your gathering around the Sterling Napa Valley Merlot or Sauvignon Blanc, and its ideal foodie movie pairing. Take inspiration from your foodie movie and … { read more }

The Ultimate Host: Challenge #1

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Challenge 1: Entertaining On a Dime The first of the four challenges for the Sterling Ultimate Host contest is here! Click here if you missed the big announcement on The Ultimate Host Challenge earlier today! Your mission: You have six guests coming over, a $75 budget and Sterling Vintner's Collection Cabernet or Chardonnay. How do you put on a gathering for six on a shoestring budget? … { read more }

Are You The Ultimate Host?

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BE THE ULTIMATE HOST CHALLENGE #1 is LIVE - Entertaining on a Dime! "We’re on a search to find the host who can tackle any occasion with ease while maintaining a flare for creativity! Think you have what it takes? Check out the challenge below (there will be four total, posted every couple of weeks) and put your hosting know-how to the test. Winners from each challenge will win a gift … { read more }