rachel hollis

Editor-in-Chief & Editor, The Chic Party

I am Rachel Hollis. A wife, a mother, a Southern Girl, an LA Woman, and for all intents and purposes Party Planner Extraordinaire! I LOVE parties… I love everything about them. I love the food, the wine, having friends and family and people from all walks of life together in one well-decorated space! I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like a good party… and if there are people out there who don’t, maybe that’s just because you haven’t been to one of mine!

I grew up in a big loud Okie family. Daddy was a Pentecostal minister and Mama was the church pianist… and PS, I know the words to all the old-timey hymns in case you want to break into three-part harmony later. I moved to Los Angeles to go to college and promptly met a boy named David who was as handsome as he was funny. First I made that boy my best friend, and then I made him my husband. 10 years later we have three equally handsome/hilarious little boys named Jackson, Sawyer, and Ford. We live in LA where we spend our time doing super cool/sexy things like going to soccer practice and hitting up any restaurant where kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée.

Other fancy info about Rachel...

Rachel Hollis is the founder of Los Angeles-based event planning firm, Chic Events. In 2009, she was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the “Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30.” She has designed and produced fabulous parties for many of Hollywood’s elite, including Bradley Cooper, Al Gore, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ivanka Trump, Jaime King, and Cuba Gooding Jr. (just to name a few). Most recently, she planned the nuptials of actress Sara Rue’s wedding, which garnered national coverage in magazines such as People and US Weekly.

Rachel is the entertainment contributor for Traditional Home Magazine, and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. In addition, she is a lifestyle expert for The Talk, EXTRA, The Nate Berkus Show, Steve Harvey, Home & Family, KTLA Morning News, Good Day LA, Fox 5, Better TV and a regular contributor on PopSugar TV and Celebrations.com. She has been featured in People, InStyle, OK!, Entertainment Weekly, Entrepreneur, Grace Ormand and the TV shows “Jilted”, “I Do, Over” on We Network, “The Traveler’s Guide to Life” on the Travel Channel and “Self Made.”

Contact Rachel: rachel@thechicsite.com

  • home

    Throw Rugs and Pillows and Herb Gardens, Oh My! The Chic Home is a collection of tips and inspiration to help you feather your nest.

    Let’s make your house into a home and your home into a castle!

  • party

    Parties is where it all began for us here at The Chic. We love flowers and linens and themed menus and creating the perfect wreath to set off your holiday décor. Whether you’re a newbie hostess or a maven who’s been entertaining for years, The Chic Party is the spot for you!

  • self

    The Self section isn’t going to tell you the newest trends in lip gloss or the must-have sandals for summer. This isn’t a page dedicated to things you need to do, buy, acquire or achieve. The Chic Self is a collection of ideas that inspire all of us to be our best selves in mind, body, and spirit.

  • family

    At its core, The Chic Family is about your relationships with others. This could be your parents, children, your spouse, your boyfriend or even your friends. Families come in every shape, size, color and variety. We celebrate Family here and hope this section helps you learn to embrace your own.

  • table

    The Chic LOVES to eat! We aren’t those gals who exist on carrot sticks - we’re those gals who look forward to Sunday dinner all week long and think buttercream icing is next to Godliness. We like our recipes delicious, pretty, and most of all achievable: The Chic Table will always deliver step-by-step directions and support along the way!

  • video

    In some of her fancier moments, Rachel has been known to share her ideas with a TV audience. Our video section highlights some of her coolest segments when her hair was super shiny and she gestured a lot with her hands.

About The Chic

Back in 2004 when I was looking to name my events company, I stumbled across the word 'Chic' in an old dictionary. The definition was: “a fashionable lifestyle, ideology, or pursuit”. I fell in love with the word and the idea that chic is the pursuit of something better, prettier, or cooler than you are today. Chic isn’t a state of being or even a destination, chic is the journey you take on the way to something greater. ~Rachel

Rachel's Latest Answer

Question: Star, from Macon, GA Asks: What type of food will I need if I’m hosting a sip and shop? Rachel’s Answer: Hi Star, there’s really no wrong answer here. When I’ve hosted shopping events in the past I tend to focus on light and fun appetizers like Cheddar Apple Crostini or these individual Quinoa Salads.  Brunch is always a nice… Read more »

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