Cooking & Entertaining

Tie-Dye Birthday Party

September 5, 2013    |    By +
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When I first started looking into trends for kids’ birthday parties, I knew it would be fun, but I wasn’t quite prepared for just how much fun! Now that I’m planning to have my own little nugget soon, I have to admit, kids are on the brain. Although it’s a bit early for me... Read more »

The Best Grilling Gifts

September 2, 2013    |    By +
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While grilling is pretty much a 12-season sport, the prime grilling season is starting to wind down a bit. But no matter the time of year, gifts for grilling are always a good call. Because a pro behind the grill can only be as good as his (or her) tools. And most of the... Read more »

Our Picks for Easy Labor Day Recipes

August 29, 2013    |    By +
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The end-cap to summer, Labor Day weekend is the perfect excuse to gather together your friends and family. Get in those outdoor games, barbecue dinners and lazy, sun-drenched afternoons while you still can, before the nippy fall weather arrives. I’ve included a few of my favorite recipes and some new ideas I have gathered... Read more »

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Host and Hostess Gifts for Labor Day

August 26, 2013    |    By +
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Labor Day means summer is coming to an end, and it’s true, that’s a bummer. But look on the bright side, because Labor Day weekend means an extra day off of work. And an extra reason to throw parties, or have get-togethers on the beach, poolside or on the deck. If you’ve been invited... Read more »

BBQ Dreaming

July 24, 2013    |    By +
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The official flavor of summer is hands down, barbecue. If you do not get at least one flame-broiled and saucy something down your gullet before the season is over, you are missing out on one of the greatest American traditions there is. Chances are, we all have already entered BBQ heaven this summer and... Read more »

Happy National Hot Dog Day

July 23, 2013    |    By +
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Gathering around the backyard grill. Cooking with a campfire. Cheering on your team at the baseball stadium. None of these beloved summer moments would be the same without hot dogs. In honor of National Hot Dog Day, celebrated on July 23rd , we wanted to give a toast to one of Americans’ favorite foods.... Read more »

Inside the Beach Bag: Edible Edition

July 12, 2013    |    By +
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When you’re going to the beach, the first thing you think of is sun, surf, and sand. Then, you assume that there is going to be plenty of food to choose from when you get a hankering for a snack surf side. But chances are that you’ll have to schlep off the beach just... Read more »

Editor Spotlight: Jumbo Wicked Whoopie Pies

July 11, 2013    |    By +
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It’s hard to believe but here at we are beginning our research on what will be the best gifts to give this holiday season. Today, we went to the Holiday Media Gift Guide Event where the media gets a sneak preview of new products that hope to be a hit for the holidays.... Read more »

Hostess Gifts for Summer Soirees

July 11, 2013    |    By +
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Summer parties can make any of us feel like we are on an extended summer break. Whether hanging out at someone’s pool during a daytime party or on someone’s deck after a delicious meal, the summer air can fool us into thinking we are kids on summer vacation. With all of the fun that’s... Read more »

Simple and Sweet Baby Shower Planning

July 9, 2013    |    By +
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Planning a baby shower can be stressful, especially if you don’t have any kids or have never been to a baby shower and are tasked with the job of hostess. Don’t worry! Planning a baby shower is actually about as easy and fun as it gets. You should already have a theme and a... Read more »

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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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Gwen is the Editorial Curator at In addition to writing blogs, she creates gift guides, curates the site, and produces content for our social media channels. As a freelance writer, she created blogs on fashion, art, travel, health and lifestyle. A talented jewelry designer, she's also a yogi and a hospital volunteer with her therapy dog, Lilo, a Pomeranian.