Posts Categorized: rachel hollis

Get The Look: Party Girl

You may not know Landon yet, but you’ll love her the moment you meet her. Want an inside peek into her personality and style? Here are 4 fabulous finds inspired by Rachel’s debut novel Party Girl. ~Brandee  If it sparkles, she’s all about it.  Working ’round the clock for her new job? Yes. Know how to have a little… Read more »

Unique Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Looking for a unique centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table? Consider our modern, deconstructed take on a traditional cornucopia. Once again, Lisa at Ixora shows us how to make something fabulous! What We Used… 9 x Square Glass Vases at Varying Heights 2 x Dozen Roses 1 Bunch of Orchids 6 Apples 1 x Bunch of… Read more »

15 Ways to Light Your Party

Party Lighting might not be something that springs to mind for you when you think of decor essentials but lighting is a really big deal. Think about it, lighting sets the tone for the whole shebang… soft amber lighting feels intimate, a thousand votive candles or twinkly lights feels romantic, and using fun colors like… Read more »

Make Your Own Autumn Centerpiece

Long before I was a lifestyle blogger, I was a wedding planner. And back in those days, there was one florist that I called here in LA if I really wanted something special for my brides… Lisa Cardella at Ixora. Lisa and I have known each other for years and have produced everything from equestrian-themed… Read more »

If Not Now, Then When?

I didn’t used to wear makeup. Well I guess I did wear makeup, but not often and not well. My oldest sister Christina was/is a makeup aficionado. Her hair was big and blonde and her eyeshadow was flawless, I should have followed suit, but she’s nine years older than me and so I missed the… Read more »

Editors’ Q & As

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Kitchen Cardio

Carving time out of your schedule to hit the gym is not always easy. So we enlisted the help of trainer extraordinaire, Johnny Debut, to answer this question – How can busy parents or professionals {or both} fit working out in with the other millions of things that need to get done in a given… 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

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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