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Heart of Hospitality Holiday 2020

Enthusiasts of entertaining, party planning, and home décor, mixed with the perfect combination of proper etiquette, tips, and tricks, is the perfect recipe for extending hospitality to everyone.

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United States
KC Media Publishing
5 Issues

in this issue

3 min
editor’s note

What more can I possibly say about the holidays that has not already been said? Probably nothing. During this whimsical time of gathering as a family, Christmas Hallmark movie nights, toasting marshmallows, and sipping cocoa before the roaring fire, brings about a level of laughter and joy that no other season can evoke. It’s a reminder to close the chapter on the last year and prepare to start fresh. And, couldn’t we use a fresh start after this crazy year! We changed things up a bit this issue to bring more practical ideas and ways to entertain and enjoy a stress-free holiday season. I am crazy about tradition, but I always love exploring new ideas and learning from friends. This issue for Food with Friends, we got together with friends to…

3 min
gone for the weekend

You ever get to that place where all you can do, feel, and think is, “I need a vacation"? Well, with all that is going on in this world, and in my world, I was rapidly getting to that place! My child, at 2 years old, has darn near educationally passed me up! Her desire to learn, for what feels like 48 hours at a time, has so far surpassed my ability to teach her. It’s not because I don’t want her to learn, but because I’ve run out of material to rightly teach a 2 year old. I've thought, she may outsmart me one day. HOWEVER, I did NOT realize she would come out of the womb reading… She’s ready for Harvard and I’m ready for a nap! The other day…

1 min
our favorite things

We are all about pampering and relaxing during the holidays, because let's face it, there isn't much downtime. Between decorating, family visits, shopping, cooking, and the plethora of party invites we have to attend, or risk offending half the people we know, we have to remember to take care of ourselves! So when we get our calendars out, we always make sure we schedule in time to rest. Our two favorite things this season include a 4-step deluxe pedi in Pumpkin Spice from VOESH, and this amazing Room Spray in Pumpkin Spice by Daniel Stone. We can't get enough of the room spray as it just captures the holiday feeling in a bottle.…

1 min
pink pop-up party

Fall is the time when the temperatures drop and we start wearing our fuzzy, warm sweaters. Outside dining isn't always possible, but on the days when the sun is a little brighter, and a little warmer, take advantage and get out there before it's too cold to feel your fingers! Grab your favorite tea pot and mugs, a tablecloth, and some treats and invite someone over to share a cup of tea, java or spiced cider.…

4 min
the splendor of fall harvest tablescape

WE TOOK ONE TABLE SETTING, CREATED TWO CENTERPIECES, AND HAD LOTS OF FUN! We are obsessed with these adorable, farm truck plates from Hobby Lobby. Low and behold, the perfect charger/dinner plate in orange was a perfect accent, also available at Hobby Lobby. Be creative with centerpieces by using a pumpkin shaped candle holder and autumnal florals. Or, switch it out for a wagon and adding bold autumnal florals that pull out the color of your salad plate. We added blue hydrangeas to compliment the truck. We simply love this rustic blue truck pattern plate set with orange accent dinner plates. You can get these at Hobby Lobby, and be sure to check your local emails for a discount coupon. We got these at 40% off! Pumpkin accent pillow for only $12 can…

1 min
harvest pop-up party

Want a harvestacular location for a pop up party? Gather with some friends in the cornfield and share a cup of coffee and some s'mores around the fire. Add in some harvest decorations and you have the perfect setting for a perfect afternoon.…