Gracious Living

Danielle Named to Salonniere 100 for 2018!

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This article was written by the editors of The Salonniere. It’s time to pop the Champagne! After six months of querying more than 1,000 in-the-know social authorities, including journalists, philanthropists, not-for-profit fundraisers, social luminaries, event planners, and cultural and business leaders from coast to coast, we are proud to announce th[...]

Up Cloche and Personal With Danielle Rollins

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The following is from Up Cloche and Personal With Danielle Rollins posted on Cloche Designs. HEAR YE, HEAR YE! American royalty is coming to town! We’ve got “Georgia on our minds,” y’all…because Danielle Rollins (The Queen D) is personally bringing her new clothing line, a runway success, to San Antonio April 5 & 6 just in time to shop for Fiest[...]

The Twelve Gifted Days of Christmas

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 With the holiday upon us I thought it would be a fun diversion to find gifts inspired by the perennial classic holiday song.  Hope you can find something here for your true love! Embroidered Valentino Gown Wear your partridge on a tulle tree?  Sure to dazzle at any holiday soiree in this confection. Hermes Silk Tie A pair of doves for the one you lo[...]

Liz Lapidus' Tips for Your Chanukah Celebration

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My dear friend, Liz Lapidus, shared her personal touches to a Chanukah Celebration! Enjoy! In sustenance and ceremony,  we honor Chanukah with traditions. As with all holidays – I like to stick with tradition and add my own personal touch. The first call I make is to my fabulous florist John McDonald at Twelve. He always brings the "WOW" factor to any event[...]

Great Holiday Gifts under $50

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It's getting close to the big day & you know what that means! Normally, I am a very well planned in advance kind of gift giver but this year I have dropped my peppermint ball! I have pulled together 50 of my favorite gift giving ideas under $50 & hope that keeps me off the naughty list!!! 1. For the hostess with the mostess on your holiday list – My boo[...]

Gracious Living: Hostess Gifts for the Holidays

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Need a creative thank-you idea for the gracious host? These fantastic gifts are a few of my picks that are sure to encourage a return invitation. For more ideas, please visit my Pinterest page! Hexagonal Mint Julep from Mark and Graham This handmade nickel-plated brass cup is the traditional vessel for serving a classic mint julep. If Southern hospitalit[...]

Beauty Meets Luxury

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"Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic." – Rosalind Russell I strive to surround myself with beauty and joy—it encourages, in me, a creative state of mind. So imagine my delight when I discovered a luxurious, yet natural skin care regimen that works as beautifully as it looks. Sapelo (SAP a LOW) is based on my own lifestyle philosophy – beau[...]