New Year's Eve Wish

New Year's Eve Wish

From a favorite iconic bookstore, The Strand in East Village, to you wherever you are today.

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Merci beaucoup Kate the great.

Au revoir 2011…

Bonjour 2012!

Its a Wrap

Its a Wrap


What to do with all that leftover holiday wrap.


DIY vase wraps.

Perfect for tomorrow on NYEve, or any old reason throughout the year.

I love this cable wrap paper beyond words. My gifts looked gorgeous and cozy, wrapped and ready under the tree.

And now, breathe new life into leftovers by simply wrapping sheets around vases, and secure with double sided tape.

Fill with candles and voila – set atop tables, mantles, and more.

Debi Lilly Design Illusion Vases, exclusively at Safeway.


DIY New Year's Centerpiece

DIY New Year's Centerpiece

Need a quick and easy DIY for tomorrow’s big blow out family and friend fete?

Here is my favorite design, shown on WGN’s Happy Healthy New Year’s Eve.

The happy, is using holiday decor already set and styled – like my favorite Pampered Chef cake stand, sparkly Christmas ornaments, and candles.

Layer ontop and around the cake stand colorful poppers, party horns, juice glasses filled with paper and metallic horns and noise makers, and surround with tiaras, party hats and handfuls of glittery confetti.

An instant centerpiece within minutes – perfect for an afternoon family project, and enjoyed as it is pulled apart by all ages tomorrow night.



My Moet

My Moet

How do you plan to set the bar tomorrow night, for the very last celebration of 2011?

As seen on our ABC New Year’s Eve soiree, my bubbly of choice is always Moet.

Always setting the celebration trends, for hundreds of years running, Moet et Chandon now offers beautiful jeweled monograms and messages on various sized bottles.

Perfect for every special occasion, from holidays, to hostess gifts, to happy everything.


Healthy Bubbles

Healthy Bubbles

A peek behind the scenes at our WGN Healthy New Year’s Eve cocktails…

My favorite holiday infusion, Pom Wonderful, has three times more antioxidents than green tea.

And all grown right here in the good ol’ California sunshine.

Who knew?

I love the Pom Cherry, Pom Blueberry and Pom Cramberry infusions for an extra zing in your cocktails.

For a Bubbly Pom, mix equal parts Pom and champagne.

Garnish with a festive starfruit slice (always a big hit).

Let’s ring in 2012 in style.


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