So here’s what happened—you pulled off an elaborate Thanksgiving gathering, and even though your guests left wildly impressed, you were a little spent. A month later, you didn’t learn from your mistake and decided to invite everyone back to ring in the New Year. Expectations are high. Your energy, however, is low. It doesn’t have to be daunting. In fact, with a bit of smart planning—plus a hard-and-fast goal for doing things with as little effort as possible—you might get to kick back and relax the day away. Here’s your

1. Push boundaries with a creative menorah There are so many wonderful unconventional menorahs on the market, there’s not excuse not to do something new! 2. Go with gold Hanukkah decorations can easily be dominated by blue and silver, so it is nice to glam it up with gold! 3. Craft beautiful table settings We all know how long dinner with friends & family can last once people get talking, so meals are a great opportunity to make an impression with decorations. Gathering for meals is always fun, so why not make it beautiful too! 4. Reinvent the

Featured Designer: Payal Patel  Decorating for the Holidays can be daunting – especially if you don’t know where to start! I’ve put together a series of steps for decorating your home this festive season. Before we begin, one of the tips I always like to give my friends and family is to take out all of the decorative holiday items they already own and have collected over the years. Even if you have used items previously, there is always a way to reuse them in a new way and pair

As the summer winds down, the final holiday weekend invites us to enjoy time with friends, family and soak in as much of the outdoors as we can. What better way to do it than really getting out into nature? Well, there is a slight downside when you’re not a camper…you know, the no deodorant wearing, dehydrated food packet and aluminum blanket type! Yikes! Well there’s a solution to getting out into nature without going full hippy. Introducing….. GLAMPING: defined as a luxury form of camping, blending the beauty of the natural experience of outdoor