Yesterday, in the TODAY Show green room, I got to meet the legend herself, Iris Apfel. What a treat! She was at the show promoting a book project that her friend, Ari Cohen, included her in called Advanced Style.   Ari keeps a blog of the same name and I loved meeting him too! Don’t you…

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You all know how much I love tablescaping! Here is the Halloween table that I set for my sister, Kari’s, supper club dinner this week. We had so much fun setting the table together. We started with a black lace spider web lace tablecloth. It was the perfect back drop for the orange plates that…

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I set a fun Haunted Victorian Mansion table for my demonstration at Taste of Charleston last weekend.  It was such a blast and I wanted to share some of my fun ideas with you! You can see all of the holiday tables I set in this image but it also shows the layers of lace…

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If you are like me you are dreading cleaning up the pumpkin carving mess that will certainly happen when the jack-0-lantern carving begins. I knew that there must be an easy way to avoid cutting into our pumpkins all together this year so I have explored a few options. Take your pick and please send…

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I am typically not very competitive but I love the idea of winning a Halloween Costume Contest. My parents won when my son, their first grandchild, was born. He was born a few days before Halloween so they wore baseball caps that said “I am a grandma” and “I am a grandpa” and then developed…

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So last Halloween, if you can recall, I posted an entry and aired a radio segment on how to avoid the messiness of the season’s tradition- pumpkin carving. This year, however, I’ve decided that confronting the untidy task is a must! Carving Jack-o-lanterns is a fun project for our kids and we can make delicious…

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Picking the perfect pumpkin is actually easier than it sounds! A trip to the Pumpkin Patch is a fun filled rite of passage for the Fall Season but how do you know which pumpkin to purchase? Here are few simple tips to help: Select a pumpkin that is completely orange. A partially green pumpkin might…

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Halloween is just around the corner but it’s not too late to add a few extra touches onto your costume! You and your kids can trick-or-treat in style with these fashion friendly bags. For the kids: Pottery Barn has introduced an extensive assortment of candy bags for our kids to enjoy! They are both festive…

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