Entertain

No matter the occasion - Super Bowl, Oscars, July 4th, Holiday Season - find creative ideas to impress your guests.

Celebrate: Fish In The Sea Book Brunch

My friend Stephanie is truly incredible. She flips houses, she builds furniture, she surfs, she snowboards, she is a wealth of celebrity gossip and trivia, she cooks (in fact, she provides all the dinners for every awards show party), she blogs (Stephanie's Bookmark if you aren't already a follower) and she's a supremely talented author. 

April 19, 2016

Academy Awards 2016: Viewing Party

Yesterday we talked about the Oscar red carpet fashions and today I want to share with you all the festive details on my annual viewing party. 

February 29, 2016

Golden Globe Awards 2016: Viewing Party

Yesterday I shared with you my picks for the best and worst dressed at the Golden Globe Awards and today I want to talk about the viewing party! 

January 12, 2016
Photo of pumpkin soup with gruyere from Bon Appetit.

Celebrate: Halloween

When I was a little girl, I loved Halloween. We lived in a neighborhood with tons of kids my age and the trick or treating game was on point.

My ever supportive parents totally indulged my Halloween obsessions. As soon as the calendar would flip to October I'd become fixated on planning my costume. My dad, the crafty one (shocking, but true), was always at the ready to help me assemble my masterpiece.

October 5, 2015
Photo 3D prop glasses and movie tickets.

Emmy Awards 2015: Viewing Party

Growing up, my mom used to have all the mothers in our neighborhood over for awards shows. We'd all gather in our living room, in pajamas, noshing on snacks, commenting on the red carpet looks and sharing our thoughts on the movies and TV shows we'd seen from the nominee list.

Now, in my own home, I carry on that tradition by hosting annual viewing parties for the Golden Globes, the Oscars and the Emmys.

September 22, 2015
Photo of ice cream sandwich with red, white and blue sprinkles.

Celebrate: July 4th Party Ideas

The fourth of July long weekend is so close I can taste it! My office is closing early today (3pm) and is closed tomorrow, so I feel like I am getting an extra special Independence Day celebration weekend.

My agenda for the long weekend includes beach, BBQ, patio dining and "Magic Mike XXL."

July 2, 2015
Photo of popcorn bar.

Academy Awards 2015: Viewing Party

In the first week of January, I shared a list of my 15 new year's resolutions for 2015. On that list, at number eleven, was "throw my best Oscar party yet."

Unfortunately, the odds were stacked against me. With the bitter cold temperatures, unrelenting snow fall and hellacious commutes we've had this month, I wasn't able to spend enough time hunting for the perfect decor for this soiree.

February 24, 2015
Photo of Molly's personally designed living room.

Modani Challenge: Living Room Style

In July 2012, I closed on my first home. Those who have been reading the blog for a while, know that I became absolutely obsessed with home decor. I would spend entire weekends perusing paint colors, art work, sofas, dining room sets, mattresses and more. I went from being giddy about the arrival of the J. Crew catalog to grinning from ear to ear when I came home to a Pottery Barn catalog instead.
January 16, 2015
Photo of the dining room, decorated with red and gold accents

Golden Globe Awards 2015: Viewing Party

Yesterday I shared with you my picks for the best dressed at this year's Golden Globe Awards. Today I want to share with you the details of the viewing party I hosted for the broadcast.

Every year since graduating from college, I have hosted friends for the Globes, Oscars and Emmys. Growing up, my mom used to host all the other moms on our street for awards shows, and I love continuing the tradition in my own home.

January 13, 2015
Photo of Asulia Foods dinner party.

Celebrate: Asulia Foods Dinner Party

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Sue Liang, the founder and owner of a veggie obsessed company called Asulia Foods. I was teaching a class at MassChallenge on social media and community management and Sue had planned to attend. Work got in the way and we wound up missing each other. Thankfully, she emailed me later that day to introduce herself and ask if there was a time we could meet up to talk about her company. After our very first meeting, I knew I had to spread the word about about Asulia Foods.

November 17, 2014
Photo of champagne with flutes.

Celebrate: Emmy Awards

For me, 2014 has been the year of the viewing party. I've hosted friends for the Super Bowl, the Golden Globes, the Oscars and as of Monday night, the Emmys.

For each party I host, I do my very best not to repeat a single item of decor. It's a little game I play against myself.

August 26, 2014

Shop: Toyidermy

One of the things I love most about working at an advertising agency is that I am surrounded by creative people. Not only do they kick butt at their day jobs, but almost all of my coworkers also have passion projects outside of work. They are photographers, jewelry makers, wedding invitation designers, musicians and more.

One such coworker is my friend Kelly, the owner of a small business called Toyidermy. It's like taxidermy, but instead of animals, she creates with toys.

August 22, 2014