Posts Categorized: hostess gifts

Best Food to Bring to a Party

It’s a question I get a lot… what is the best food to bring to a party? This is particularly tough if you’re not very confident in the kitchen to begin with. In this Hurried Hostess video I’m sharing my best ideas for taking pre-packaged food from the grocery store and displaying it in the… Read more »

Cozy Sweater Wine Wrap

I’m the queen of procrastination, especially during the holiday season! So in order to prevent the last minute speeding to the store, half-hazardly throwing something together, and arriving to the holiday party slightly out of breath, I’ve decided to prepare BEFORE the day of the holiday party. I’ve seen adorable recycled sweater wrapped wine bottles… Read more »

English Toffee

  Next week…Lent begins.  For some us that means giving up our vices and mine of course is sugar. Pastries, candy, chocolate, cream cheese frosting, and when times are tough-frozen chocolate chips mixed with whatever peanut butter I can scoop up from the jar.  I realized today that as the countdown till next Wednesday ticks… Read more »

Magnetic Attraction

“Dear Rachel, Why are you so obsessed with buttons? First it was the button wine charms, now it’s button magnets, I mean really, what is going on between you and these buttons?” Sincerely, Concerned Reader” Dear Reader, I understand your concern, I DO use buttons a lot. I mean, two button craft projects in less… Read more »

Maloy O’Neill 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

I won this bottle of wine as a prize. No really. I was at my cousin’s baby shower and there was a contest to see who could design and produce the cutest baby onesie and I took home first prize… the picture below is me clutching my award. It sat in my wine fridge for… Read more »

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

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Question: From RJ in Los Angeles Hi Rachel! We had a gathering last night where quite a few kids (mostly toddlers) showed up with their parents. My husband and I are childless, but love kids and aren’t afraid of messes/things breaking, etc. But, one of the mothers made a comment about “another friend of hers… Read more »

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