Posts Categorized: rachel hollis

Fancy Trash

Ok, here it is, the epic, big, crazy, AMAZING news… I’m going to have a cookbook!! Did your heart just explode? No? Just me then! Because I’m dying. I am so stinking excited I feel like I’m going to pass out at any moment but I’ll try and stay coherent long enough to give you… Read more »

Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie

Seriously, the coolest thing about this pie is the fact that I totally made it up in my head. I mean, obviously I’ve dreamed up recipes before on this site but this wasn’t like that. I didn’t make this recipe up for the site, it was one I made up for my book, Party Girl…. Read more »

Winter Reading List

I had so much great feedback from my Summer Reading List I thought I’d make one for those of you who need some new books to get you through those snowy winter nights. Below is my winter reading list. It’s a collection of favorites of mine from every genre I can think of. If you’re… Read more »

Decorating With a Crocheted Tablecloth

About 15 years ago my Mema made me a beautiful crocheted tablecloth. It must have taken her hours and hours to create the intricate design and I’ve always felt so touched by the gift. Over the years she’s knitted blankets and even sewn quilts for me, but the crocheted tablecloth has had a special place… Read more »

Inspiration for Runners

When I ran my first half marathon I was utterly overwhelmed with gratitude by all the people who came to cheer us on. You never know how much a cheering section or some inspiring words will help you until you’re close to quitting… then you recognize them for the incredible gift they are. Ever since… Read more »

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 »

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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