Meet the Giftees Judges: Dawn Sandomeno & Elizabeth Mascali

August 29, 2012    |    By +
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Name: Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali

Title: Co-founders and Owners

Brand/Blog: Party Bluprints Inc.

Bio: Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali, co-founders and owners of Party Bluprints Inc. and The Party Bluprints Blog, are lifestyle and entertaining experts and the authors of Plan to Party. Dawn and Elizabeth, have been featured on NBC TODAY Show, Fox TV Good Day NY, Good Housekeeping, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, and Redbook to name a few.

The 2012 Giftees are underway and you’re probably wondering what the panel of judges is & who they are, right? It’s up to You, the public, to nominate your favorite gifts of the year and to ultimately decide on the winners. But, when nominations end, the esteemed judges help select the Top 10 gifts in each category before handing it back over to You to determine the winners. I’m going to be highlighting one judge at a time from the panel of judges who know a thing or two about what makes a great gift. I hope you like them as much as we do. Enjoy!

Q: Why are you excited to be a judge for the Giftees ?

A: We love hand-picking special items as gifts – sharing the discovery with others is fun! – Elizabeth

Q: What is the best gift that you ever gave?

A: A trip to Disney World to our kids on Christmas Day. We had their bags packed and left very early the very next morning. – Elizabeth & Dawn

Q: When you take the personality quiz…which personality are you?

A: Trendanista – Elizabeth & Dawn

Q: What is your favorite thing about giving gifts?

A: The look on the recipient’s face that says “I’m so touched” you picked this just for me. – Elizabeth

Q: What is the best gift that you ever got?

A: My engagement ring. – Elizabeth

Q: What is a dream gift that you would love to get?

A: A trip to an exotic destination like The Four Seasons Bora Bora with my husband or Hawaii with our kids. – Elizabeth

Q: What do you like to do when you’re off the clock?

A: As small business owners/entreprenuers are we ever off the clock or computer/iphone? We both love spending time with our families. And, it’s a special treat when the two families can spend time together. – Elizabeth & Dawn

Q: How long have you been a blogger/brand?

A: Party Bluprints Inc. was born 6 years ago, shortly thereafter. We published our first book, Plan to Party, in October 2010. – Elizabeth & Dawn

Q: Why do you love what you do?

A: Entertaining in your home is a special gift only a host can give. It is our mission to make entertaining simple and special. – Elizabeth & Dawn


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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.