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Vintage Fashion is NOT Old Fashioned

I’ve always been a lover of vintage clothes. Maybe it’s because I grew up in the 60’s watching Jackie Kennedy traipsing around the Greek Isles in her Pucci mini dresses and signature sunglasses.

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It could have been that my mom was obsessed with black and white films from the 40’s that I watched along side her fascinated by the glamorous suited looks of Joan Crawford and Katherine Hepburn. Perhaps it was because I watched an impeccably and adorably dressed Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy every night after dinner.  Then again, I could blame my sister. She is 14 years older and as small girl, I witnessed her morph from prim and proper [...]

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Home Bars That Are Outfitted for Entertaining

TEXT BY CARRIE HOJNICKI AND MELISSA MINTON * Architectural Digest * Posted May 9, 2016 

Why go out to a bar or lounge when you can bring the party to your place? These home bars—from a sleek hangout at Jennifer Aniston’s Beverly Hills place to an open-air oasis at George Clooney’s Mexican retreat outfitted with the actor’s own brand of Casamigos tequila—offer the perfect setting for gatherings large and small. Whether incorporated into a sitting area, a media room, or a kitchen, or occupying a dedicated space of their own, these bars will inspire you to start staying in more often. The last step is to stock up. Soon your favorite spot for a nightcap will be just [...]

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A Wedding To Remember

Those who are most familiar with me, will tell you that I am never at a loss for words.
Well, when I was tasked with writing a Partini blog on Delenia and Alan’s tiny wedding, I suddenly found myself without the words. What started out as me officiating a civil ceremony in the couple’s backyard evolved into a tiny wedding of such profound magnitude in its meaning and charm that I am rendered speechless.

What could possibly have been so extraordinary about this wedding versus the dozens of others that I have coordinated and planned over the years? Could it have been that officiating with me was my dear [...]

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4 INEXPENSIVE TRICKS THAT MADE MY HOME LOOK AMAZING

While statement pieces can make all the difference, they’re not always wallet-friendly. For online purchases, I always used the Honey shopping tool, which saved me hundreds on West Elm, Crate & Barrel, and Amazon. For those who aren’t familiar, Honey is a free browser app that applies every promo code on the Internet to your shopping cart (in seconds!). Click here to add it to your toolbar.

MARCH 1, 2017 • CHRISTINE M.

In my dreams, I’m a posh interior design connoisseur with unlimited resources. In reality, I’m guilt-ridden every time I splurge on a West Elm throw pillow. With that said, I recently got a new apartment and decided that this time, [...]

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