This new Haute Hostess website project, design and incorporation of social media was an intimidating one to say the least. Luckily, I had a local team of experts that helped make this pipe dream of mine a reality. I must give a special thanks to the brilliant, web masterminds, Roi Agneta...read more
I was browsing through some books and came across this oldie but goodie I had stored away, Entertaining is Fun! How to Be A Popular Hostess by the infamous and irreverent Dorothy Draper. Having recently taken a trip back to the homeland of West Virginia to spend a weekend at the The...read more
It's a new year and with it comes my new website with a fresh design and new ideas. 2012 presented many personal hurdles and ulitmately huge life changes which brought me to the question, what if success is different from what I had in mind? What if I never make money in this business?...read more
If you're looking for a fresh spin on an autumn cocktail, look no further. I'm pulling this one out of the archives because it's just that good! The Herb's Harvest inspired by the line of infused vodkas, embodies all the flavors of fall: pear, cranberry, almond and rosemary. Locally, I...read more
With its cult like following, the American Girl Doll brand is still ever popular with young girls. And so it was an endearing theme for Margaret's 8th birthday party! The invitations were two-fold, one invite for the party guest and another for her AG doll. The soiree was designed in both...read more
As I was milling around the first farmer's market of the season this week, I ran across this sweet local company called Dippidee, specializing in homemade desserts including made to order cookies, cupcakes and specialty cakes, as pictured here. This is not your average bakery. Perfect...read more
Adding to my list of favorite things party, or otherwise related, comes the peony. It is in my opinion, the most exquisite flower. The peonies origins are linked with Greek mythology and the moon goddess. While it's traditional meaning is one of romance and prosperity. Peonies are...read more
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