WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING

March is here and St. Patrick's Day is in full focus.  In honor of Irish-American heritage month, "My Life in Parties" is featuring gifts inspired by the Emerald Isle that […]



IT DON’T MEAN A THING IF YOU AIN’T GOT THAT CLING

When it comes to pretty presentations for baked goods...I am familiar with fancy doilies:

And more recently I have been introduced to "cake plate clings" -- which are liners that are intended to dress […]



DREAM PARTIES

There is nothing like a Monday morning day dream to keep the reality of a busy week at bay.  On this Monday morning, following the glitz and glamour of the […]



A LA MODE

My dear friend invited me to join her for Carolina Herrera's Fall 2013 Fashion Show last week and since I had finally finished rearranging my sock drawer I said, um, […]



DRAMA FREE OSCAR PARTY

FACT: It is way more fun to chuckle at the opening monologue, gloss over awkward acceptance speeches and review ball gowns with your friends than it is to watch the […]



YOU’RE A GEM

 

I remember well the days of high school sports when we were each assigned "locker buddies," responsible for papering a teammate's locker with encouraging signs on the day of […]



PETAL TO THE METAL

Fingers are twitching and ears are burning all over the world as cupids "take aim" and deftly draw their iphones to order bouquets for their Valentines.  While I don't know […]



AT YOUR SERVICE

Juliska might just be the Goldilocks of tableware: not too plain, not too fancy and not too precious.  In other words...just right.  While I certainly appreciate a wide range of […]



THREE “LIGHT HEARTED” PARTY IDEAS

It's not too late to throw together a last minute Valentine's celebration.  Here are three quick and easy ideas that will have your friends feeling the love!
1. Valentine themed […]



BLAME IT ON RIO

It's hard to believe that next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent.  In my house, "Fat Tuesday" or Mardi Gras is typically marked by consuming a cheeseburger […]