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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 »


What’s In? Mason Is In!

January 23, 2013    |    By +
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What’s In? Mason Is In!

The Gifts: Aladdin’s Spring 2013 Drinkware Line Up (available in stores April/May) The Scoop: Aladdin recently showcased some of the Spring 2013 products. The “Americana” trend is white hot and these beverage holders are kinda like the “comfort food” of drinkware. Here are two must-haves: The Original Insulated Mason Tumbler has such a retro,... Read more »


Dinner Guest Gifts: Dos & Dont’s

November 12, 2012    |    By +
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Being invited to dinner at someone’s home is an opportunity to show off your fabulous manners whether old or new friends. But, because dinners can feel so comfortable, we all eat dinner after all, we can take the situation for granted and make easy etiquette mistakes. So, I’ve put together some quick Dos & Don’ts that will... Read more »


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Game-Day Ready: Homegating Done Right!

October 8, 2012    |    By +
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Game-Day Ready: Homegating Done Right!

Sports fans live for the fall. What’s not to like? Football is underway. Baseball’s second season has begins. Basketball pre-season is tipping off.  So now is a great time to do a quick refresher for an at-home tailgating, home-gating if you will, game plan. Here are a few ideas: One of my favorite game-day... Read more »


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Unwrapped: Capture Holiday Memories in a Jar!

September 3, 2012    |    By +
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Unwrapped: Capture Holiday Memories in a Jar!

Product Review: The Gift:Bridgewater Jar Candles 17.6oz. from Bridgewater Candles (Available Fall 2012 for $24.95) The Scoop: End your busy day with the smell of Christmas memories with this great jar candle! This candle comes in a wide variety of fragrances such as “Dear Santa”, “Mistletoe Wishes”, and “Silent Night”. The new shape is... Read more »


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NYIGF Inside Scoop: The Holiday Gift Sets from Stonewall Kitchen

August 23, 2012    |    By +
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NYIGF Inside Scoop: The Holiday Gift Sets from Stonewall Kitchen

We’re posting about the most unique, exciting and sure-to-be-popular gift ideas that we’re seeing while walking the New York International Gift Fair. It is one of the biggest events of its kind in the world and it’s right here in our own back yard. It’s also only open to media and buyers so read-on... Read more »


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Host Gifts for the 4th of July for Every Budget

July 3, 2012    |    By +
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Host Gifts for the 4th of July for Every Budget

Heading to a BBQ or fireworks viewing party this Wednesday? You don’t want to forget to add your own signature to the event by thanking your hosts for inviting you with a gift. Showing up with a gift lets the host know that you are happy to be spending the holiday with them &... Read more »


How to Party! Irish Style…

March 16, 2012    |    By +
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How to Party! Irish Style…

  When you think of St. Patrick’s Day, most people think: green, corn beef, cabbage, and beer.  Coming from a large Irish family, I love to incorporate other aspects of my culture when throwing the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day celebration.  For this year’s party my main themes are ‘everything green’ & ‘symbols of luck’.... Read more »


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Oscar Night Entertaining

February 24, 2012    |    By +
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Oscar Night Entertaining

Lights! Camera! Action! The 84th Annual Academy Awards Want to host your own Oscars party? We can help. Make the party look effortless and inspired by “Best Picture” nominees: War Horse, Midnight in Paris, The Tree of Life, The Descendants, The Help, The Artist, Moneyball, and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Before serving your... Read more »


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Chinese New Year Traditions: Year of the Dragon

January 23, 2012    |    By +
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Chinese New Year Traditions: Year of the Dragon

Chinese New Year is a time where family members celebrate, reunite, and give thanks.  Each year my family goes to the temple a week before and the day of the New Year to say thank you to the gods for a healthy and prosperous year. We usually arrange dinner on New Year’s Eve and... Read more »


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