Gracious Living: Musings & Musts

For Festive Floral Occasions

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What do you get when you are blessed with the incredible talent of Veranda Magazine, floral decor in honor of The New York Botanical Garden, a bevy of exclusive design houses and creative entrepreneurs at the top of their game? The Star of the Party Being a part of the Veranda New York Botanical Garden Orchid Dinner is always a thrill. It is an exciting [...]

A Fashion Discussion with InsideChic

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Imagine my surprise getting a phone call from Chico's asking if I would guest star in their upcoming holiday catalog & InsideChic blog? I hopped on Delta for a quick trip to NYC where I felt a bit like a cross between Alice in Wonderland & Cinderella, with fittings & call times, makeup artists & hair stylists extraordinaire then an all day photo shoot with t[...]

Danielle Rollins: FACES of Atlanta

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If you want to learn how to throw a party — a real, grown-up, cloth napkin, dressed-to-impress party — follow Danielle Rollins’ lead. This expert of entertaining has been dazzling Atlantans for years at her fantastic soirees, and she put all that knowledge of being the ultimate hostess to page by writing Soiree: Entertaining With Style. Those of us still h[...]

Fourteen for the Fourteenth

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1. Sign me up for this one baby! How sweet would it be to receive this with a bangle or a bauble tucked inside!? #clever 2. Talk about deeeee-vine!!!! These fabulous shoes are guaranteed party fun to keep you on your toes and dancing the night away! 3. This is THE knock around jacket! From dropping the kids off at school to going to the grocery [...]

Treat Your Windows with Shades

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 The Shade Store Showroom Rollins Ingram is busy putting finishing touches on several projects and I want to share with you our favorite new source for elegant, functional window shades.  The Shade Store, a family-owned and operated business in its third generation, is a company who provides an excellent product coupled with customer service that makes th[...]