Posts Tagged ‘hostess’


Houseguests often get a bad rap. It’s not easy being one. While visiting friends and family can be wonderful and oftentimes, these visits are long overdue … staying over one or two nights might just remind you why you don’t do it more often. It can just be plain difficult to adapt to someone else’s life at home. But if you are going to be a houseguest for a night or two, start things off right from the moment you step foot inside the house you’ll be calling home for a little while. Show up bearing gifts. Bribe your host or hostess with something that’s sure to delight. Pictured left to right: Happy Hour Carafe and Glasses ($32), Towering Espresso Set ($32) and Weighted Sphere Vase ($72), all from violet.com.

Find out how to welcome guests in style and how to create gorgeous guest rooms.


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Hi everyone!
I’m on vacation this week – hey, a girl’s gotta take a break, you know! So I’m leaving my computer at the office and truly kicking back for the week. (OK, who am I kidding? My laptop is like my right arm … I couldn’t live without it!) But I will be taking a brief break from my blog. But to tide you over until I return, I’m leaving you with my top 5 favourite stories on styleathome.com.

Slideshow: Decorating with black and white

Quiz: What’s your decorating style?

Decorating with red

Colorstrology: Your colour horoscope

10 hostess gifts

Enjoy! See you next week!

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It’s officially that time of year! I don’t know about you, but I’ve already received three invitations to Christmas parties and my weekends are booking up fast! If you plan on having friends and family over for a dash of holiday cheer, don’t delay. Issue your invitations soon before other hungry hostesses snatch up all your friends. These gorgeous invitations are handy – just print them off at home and address individually. Read more …

Looking for more great holiday ideas? Check out STYLE AT HOME’s online guides to decorating, organizing and entertaining. Plus, you’ll find fabulous holiday recipes, too!

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m putting my Christmas tree up this weekend (I don’t care who says it’s too early!). I’m full of holiday spirit and I hope you are, too!

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