Party Planning Tips from our Favorite LA Caterer

Party Planning Tips from our Favorite LA Caterer

Annie Campbell, founder of Annie Campbell Catering, knows how to create a menu that’s equally as delicious as it is beautiful (while also keeping it totally achievable). That’s why we recently called on her and her friends Heather Taylor and Holly Vesecky to create our ideal simple, sustainable gathering. Here, Annie shares how she got started, how she met Heather and Holly, and her new food obsession (it’s definitely not what we expected).

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Set the Table: Sustainable Tips for Holiday Entertaining

Set the Table: Sustainable Tips for Holiday Entertaining

Textile designer Heather Taylor was inspired to create her line of home goods after she couldn’t find local linens that she loved. We have to admit we’re really glad she did, because we’re in love. Her classic-meets-eclectic style works for every type of occasion and is paired perfectly with our simple, sustainable holiday gathering. Here, Heather shares what inspires her, how she chooses a theme, as well as her favorite way to set the mood.

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Florist Holly Vesecky Shares Her Trick for Tricky Vases and More

Florist Holly Vesecky Shares Her Trick for Tricky Vases and More

Known for her whimsical designs, we love how Holly Vesecky, co-owner of Hollyflora, gets inspired by nature with all of her arrangements. She recently created the florals for our simple, sustainable gathering and we loved them so much, we had to get the full scoop. Here, Holly shares her tips for buying flowers on a budget, her secret tool for tricky vases, and how she really feels about fake plants.

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SO FRESH, SO CLEAN: CLEA AND JOANNA OF THE HOME EDIT

SO FRESH, SO CLEAN: CLEA AND JOANNA OF THE HOME EDIT

Meet Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, the hilarious and tidy geniuses behind The Home Edit, a home-organizing service based in Nashville. We love them for their concept and their content, which is relatable, covetably stylish, and totally addictive—just ask their more than 785k highly-engaged Instagram followers. We joined them to do a clean swap of a friend’s bathroom, then chatted about the joys of organizing, what makes a successful business partnership, and why it’s time to swap out your beauty drawer with cleaner everything.

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Party Planner: Our Guide to Hosting a Simple, Sustainable Holiday Gathering

Party Planner: Our Guide to Hosting a Simple, Sustainable Holiday Gathering

Throwing an intimate get-together is a lot like baking a cake—while you can change up the flavor (chocolate or red velvet?), there are a few ingredients that are absolutely essential in ensuring that it comes out just right. So, as we near one of the most social times of the year, we called on three of our most talented LA-based friends who happen to be very familiar with these ingredients, to plan an easy, sustainable holiday gathering. We hope they inspire you to throw a party of your own.

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6 Small Changes to Help You Save Water

6 Small Changes to Help You Save Water

No matter what time of year it is or where you live, conserving water is incredibly important—it helps preserve one of our planet’s limited resources, protect our environment, and save you money in the long run. In fact, now’s the perfect time to add this undertaking to your list of New Year’s resolutions. Keep reading for small, easy changes you can make at home to reduce your family’s water consumption, courtesy of Save Our Water.

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5 Ways to Simplify Recycling at Home

5 Ways to Simplify Recycling at Home

Getting your kids to recycle snack wrappers and scrap paper isn’t always easy, but thanks to these five hacks from Danny Seo, editor in chief of Naturally, Danny Seo, it’ll be child’s play. According to Seo, the key is to make recycling as convenient and accessible as possible. By strategically placing bins in different areas of your house—and utilizing your neighborhood’s free recycling services—you’ll encourage your family to dispose of items properly. Keep reading for Seo’s tips.

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Rethink How to Reduce Your Stress Levels Over the Holidays

Rethink How to Reduce Your Stress Levels Over the Holidays

It may only be November, but already the holiday season is upon us—with gifts to buy, parties to plan (and attend), loved ones to visit, and more. To help you survive the notoriously hectic months ahead, we talked to Erin Stair, MD, founder of Blooming Wellness and creator of ZENTones, and got her quick-fix de-stressing tips.

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Buying Guide: Halloween Candy

With Halloween comes excitement, creativity, a sense of community…and sugar. This candy-centric holiday aside, we’re already apparently swimming in sugar: According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sugar consumption in the United States increased by nearly 40% between 1950 and 2000. Health professionals are asking us to drastically reduce our intake in light of the obesity epidemic, with the latest guidelines from the World Health Organization suggesting that adults eat less than 25 grams of sugar each day. To put this in context, there may be over 30 grams of sugar in just one typical 20-ounce sports drink.

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Better Tailgate Recipes for Football Season

Better Tailgate Recipes for Football Season

Whether you’re a die-hard football fan or don’t know your first down from your field goal, chances are you still enjoy a good tailgate party. While traditional tailgating fare may be less than healthy (seven-layer dip, anyone?), we looked to some of our favorite food bloggers for a few better-for-you alternatives. From a buffalo-wings-inspired chili to a delicious slider substitute, keep reading for five recipes that will score major points at your next pre-game celebration.
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