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Keep your caftan on call.
From the Cape to the West Coast, the summer season ushers in sunny weather, long days, and house guests…lots and lots of house guests. While gathering our nearest and dearest is fun and memorable, it can come with its fair share of ...
 
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Your dog's bed could be stressing people out.
No matter how much we may think it is, no one's home is perfect. Life gets in the way, and things like taking out the trash or dusting the living room become very low priorities on our list. And while a few ...
 
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Our list of the best caterers in Manila, in time for your next party.
Aside from the ambiance, and of course, your charm as a host, your party's success depends largely depends on the food.There’s always the choice of hiring a professional caterer to take the load off from your own kitchen, but which one?To help ...
 
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Remember, sometimes less is more.
In the same way creating a cheese board is a craft in its own right, there's an art that goes into putting together the perfect charcuterie board. From storing and slicing the meats to finding spreads and garnishes that balance out the flavors of ...
 
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Aspiring Martha Stewart Blake Lively was there, of course.
Over three years after Martha Stewart threw shade at Preserve founder Blake Lively for trying to be the next Martha Stewart, Blake Lively was photographed walking up to Stewart's Bedford, New York, home to attend her Easter party. Maybe ultimately, imitation is the ...
 
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A scent, when paired properly with a complementing flavor, may have the ability to enhance its taste.
Scientists believe the way food or drink tastes is affected by its aroma as well as the scents that surround it.Sensory scientist at the University of California Hildegarde Heymann explained to Al Jazeera that “much of what we perceive about food is ...
 
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These table settings definitely bring the wow factor.
Check out these creative table decorating ideas for a look that will wow your guests through dinner and dessert.1. Create Your Own Floral DisplayCreate a DIY pumpkin centerpiece filled with flowers to bring some beauty from outside straight to the dinner table. Find the perfect ...
 
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Oh, number five is very important.
Would you pay someone to encourage mingling at your own party? Well, for Rachel Fay, that is exactly her job description...As the U.K.'s first, and currently only, professional introducer, Fay's role at a party is to introduce guests, keep conversation circles rotating ...
 
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Off-duty, butlers sometimes get to party with royalty.
From the mouths of those who have dedicated their lives to serving the British crown come intimate glimpses into a very secret world.In the past, we’ve heard stories of the royals’ daily diets and their roles as employers. Now, another former butler has ...
 
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Stephanie Zubiri Crespi's 'Feast With Me' contains all the secrets you need to create hearty, home-cooked meals to share with friends and family.
Food, travel, and lifestyle journalist and avid traveler, Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi has developed an undeniable talent for entertaining from an early age. In a passage in her first-ever book, Feast With Me, she recounts how she lived in an open house constantly filled ...
 
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Be the host that went above and beyond the usual merry festivities.
You've set the Christmas table the same way year after year, most likely with the same red and gold porcelain and the same slowly dimming silverware—oh dear, did you forget to polish them again? This year, give your Christmas table a little extra holiday cheer with ...
 
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Whether you're shopping for a family function or a company gift exchange, here are the best fool-proof present ideas.
Millefiori Vase, $35 (P1,779.23)Mark & Graham Leather Luggage Tag, $55 (P2,795.93)Balloon Doggy Money Bank, $60 (P3,050.10)Odeme Oval Flask, $40 (P2,033.40)Sparkling Wine Trio, $39.99 (P2,032.89)Kate Spade New York Jubilee Stripe Travel Umbrella, $48 (P2,440.08)Annica Candle, $68 (P3,456.78)Books with Style 'Happy Everyday' Book, $15 ...
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