1. 3WCircle Networking Event

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    A few weeks ago I had the honor of being the spotlight speaker for 3WCircle a women’s group based in NYC. When asked if I could speak to these women, I thought that ‘actions speak louder than words’ so what better way to demonstrate what I do than actually host the event. The CEO and Founder of 3WCircle, Caroline Scheinfeld, asked to write a recap of the special evening, so here it is:

    “Who says networking has to include name tags, stuffy environments and unsatisfying passed around appetizers? Last month, 3WCircle and the FH pioneered a concept of the anti-networking networking dinner party. 3WCircle which stands for –What Women Want is a forum for women to inspire, educate and motivate each other to live happier lives through sharing experiences and vulnerabilities. Amongst a diverse group of women with varied ethnicities, occupations and interests, 3WCircle prides itself as a place where “We have inspiring and meaningful conversations. We don’t just swap business cards. We swap life stories.” I wanted the the guest list to be comprised of women who could learn from each other to not only leverage their businesses but feel a sense of camaraderie amongst other entrepreneurs. The guests included founders of fitness, fashion and bridal tech companies as well as a tech Venture Capitalist, the creator of a female centered vitamin water and last but not least the hostess with the mostest fabulous blogger! 

    To break the ice, I not only over poured delicious Uproot wine, because as the FH knows, “its a great social lubricant” but I also made us play an actual ice breaker. We all gathered around a circle, which I love because no one hides and the conversation flows more seamlessly. Everyone had circle cards where they had to fill out the answers to questions such as “Who has greatly influence your current way of thinking?” to “What decade would you wish go back to?” Random questions avoiding discussing occupations allows women to peal away at their layers and reveal a side of themselves usually kept hidden at networking events. After enjoying the delicious meal, we “melted the ice” by going around the circle and answering all of the 8 ice breakers. One of the guests, said the dinner felt “relaxed, fun but at the same time it was productive!” The party was clearly a success because we all overstayed our welcome at Chateau FH as we giggled, loudly laughed and chatted causing the FHB to wake up! 

    As women, we have to work together in ways where we can connect woman to woman rather than act in a competitive manner as CEO to CEO. It’s wonderful to be open, honest and be educated over a great meal! Thank you, FH! 

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    {What I wore: Alice & Trixie Maxi Dress & Alexis Bittar Durban Clear & Gold Stripe Bracelet}

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  2. 4th of July Hostess List

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  3. 5 Entertaining Tips: FH on TheNest.com

    I was so excited when TheNest.com asked me to share my “Top 5 Holiday Entertaining Tips” with their readers.  So I racked my brain and put together my go-to tips for setting the mood, creating seasonal centerpieces, ways to cut costs, and more. You may learn something new so check it out HERE. {See other FH features on TheNest.com here and here.}

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  4. 55th Birthday Party

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    For my mom’s 55th birthday, she decided to gather her ten closest friends and make a girls trip to NYC. On the agenda: fancy dinners, Broadway shows, and even night clubs, but I wanted to make sure to throw some sort of FH element into the mix. I decided the perfect way todo so would be to host a Pre-Theatre Happy Hour – with a gorgeous champagne and desserts spread at Chateau FH for the ladies to enjoy. To make it extra special I added some personalized touches which made some great birthday party ideas. Since Moet & Chandon Rose Champagne was…

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  5. 6 Easy Entertaining Tips by Roxy Te of ‘Society Social’

    Roxy Te, the gorgeous Founder & Designer behind bar-cart haven and Southern prep must-shop E-Commerce site Society Social, knows entertaining. From her successful website selling one-of-a-kind furniture items to adorable hostess-friendly gifts {my favorites include the Cruiser Cocktail Napkins, the Madison Mixer Bar Cart {featured in this post}, and the Darling Set Chairs in gold}, I immediately became obsessed with her Instagram and Website’s Blog. Roxy was kind enough to share 6 of her “Easy Entertaining Tips” and they are so in line with FH readers that I was swooning and had to share! Thanks Roxy!! Roxy: Here are a few of my…

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