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Summer in Chicago is the “sweet spot” and that’s why so many of us curse our way through the winter just to get to a Chicago summer. We have free festivals, free concerts, long standing parades and an abundance of green space to plant our perky behinds on and have a picnic with friends and family. Heck, since we live in the Midwest, there is always someone pleasant to meet. These are finds I plan to purchase …
Top 10 Tips for Hosting a PHENOMENAL PartyMay 16, 2013
One of the top five questions I get asked as a lifestyle expert is: how do I host a party that is fun and not stressful for the host? I have been entertaining for almost two decades, so through my mistakes I finally have the perfect formula for fail-safe party planning at home. 1. I think of the guests and keep a mental note of what they like to eat. If I don’t know, I make a phone call. Your friends and family will always feel loved and special. 2. Be organized and pre-plan to avoid last minute stress. 3. Never serve too much food. Remember a few dishes well prepared is better … Read more
Be the Belle of the Ball with These Host(ess) GiftsApril 18, 2013
Yippee! The constant sun-shorts-sandals weather has arrived…(kinda). That also means parties, weddings and new home parties, etc. I don’t normally have hostess gifts laying around the house. But when I get invited to a party, I never come empty handed. We all know wine is much appreciated no matter how many times you get it. But, I wanted to show you some great gifts for under $40 (that don’t include vino). I think it’s a good idea to purchase gifts that are functional and will be used often. Since you are buying for a friend or family member, you know a little something about their personality so keep that in mind … Read more
Throw Down in StyleMarch 21, 2013
If you’re throwing a party, you want it to be the best, right? If it’s your wedding, then you’re already stressing. Let us introduce you to the man that will keep you from really turning into a bride(or groom)zilla… Justin Jacobson is here to make your event the party of the year. He’s the man, they myth and the legend behind Platinum Events, a full-service event entertainment company offering event creation and management, live entertainment, entertainment enhancements and multimedia support. Basically, Platinum is here to let you sit back and relax while they put together an insane party. Why do you think we’ve worked with them on so many of our events? They … Read more