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The Dinner Party Trend to Expect in 2019

For Christmas one year, we got my Norwegian grandma a book by Alice Waters, 40 Years of Chez Panisse: The Power of Gathering. Alice Waters’ unique cooking style established a menu at her restaurant that serves the most delicious produce only when it’s in season. This reminded us of my grandma’s holistic philosophies in the kitchen and the Scandinavian focus on the joy of thoughtful gatherings. Inspired by the Scandinavian way of relaxed living and changes within traditional American practices, here is the dinner party trend to expect in 2019.

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The 5 Decorating Tips that Every Guy Needs

Okay, guys. If you know you’re just never going to spend a Saturday with the boys at Home Goods and you have no idea how to make your home look like the Ikea catalogues, then you have come to the right place. Unless you have a serious longterm girlfriend, most guys need a little (or a lot of) help in the home decor department. To say the least, you are certainly not alone in wanting to have a nice place but having no idea where to start. Here are 5 decorating tips that every guy needs.

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7 Ways to Shop Local for Home Decor

There is something so memorable about walking into a thoughtfully decorated local shop in your neighborhood. It’s almost like walking into someone’s dream, and if you share that same dream… You are in heaven. Shopping local celebrates community. Finding unique items and connecting with local artists and shop owners adds value into our lives. Here are 7 ways to shop local for home decor.

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5 Songs You Need for a Cool Girl Playlist

Recently, I was working on a project for a small local business. While putting together some ideas on brand identity, I asked the question, “What is the theme song of your business?” It’s not something that’s usually asked, so it took a few minutes to answer. This got me thinking on how to take this reflection one step further. What would you choose as the theme song for your own life?

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