Thanksgiving Turkey and more

The festive season is just within reach, and we are starting to plan for those wonderful days and meals when we are surrounded by family and friends. Especially on Thanksgiving—not only to celebrate the savory foods of the fall with our table and menu, but to also give thanks for all we have. The perfect way to celebrate is with a perfect Thanksgiving turkey and more. The story The story of Thanksgiving ...

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Thanksgiving Centerpiece

A festive Thanksgiving centerpiece is one that marries the beauty of autumnal colors with nature and the harvest of the season. Here, our entertaining editor and founder of soon-to-be launched flower brand Bouquet Box, How2Girl Courtney Sixx, shows us how. She uses red, orange and peach roses along with lush green antique hydrangeas. She complements these with crisp fall leaves and small apples set on skewers. Set up and ingredients To create, ...

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Great gifts by black-owned businesses

It’s summertime. Let’s soak in the sun. We are slowly stepping out into the world again. So, let’s celebrate at a social distance. We are taking on racism, fighting for equality and understanding that a thoughtful and determined approach is what is necessary to ensure that all people get the justice, fairness, safety and peace they deserve. Let’s support black-owned businesses, and all their items which are certainly on our ...

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Summer Birthday Gift Guide

With summer comes tan lines, family barbecues, and, of course, the best birthday bashes. Giving the perfect summertime birthday gift is always the highlight of a memorable celebration. Turning the entire celebration into a special event can also be a gift itself. Fitness Fun ClassPass offers access to more than 8,200 fitness studios in 39 cities across the world, ranging from yoga classes, to strength training, cycling and more. This ClassPass gift ...

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Easter Pastels

With the onset of spring comes a whole new color palette and shades that are not only perfect for the gentle transition of seasons but also for Easter decorations. WLM Entertaining Editor and the Hollywood How2Girl Courtney Sixx created spring arrangements here that can work for a lively display for around the home or one to rival festivally dyed eggs at the center of the table. Courtney chose decorative vases ...

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Winter White Flowers

WINTER WHITES AND THEIR VARYING SHADES HAVE LONG BEEN A FAVORITE OF WINTER FASHIONISTAS. And it’s no wonder that like many artistic expressions, floral arrangements take inspiration from runways and designer look books. WLM Entertainment Editor Courtney Sixx drew on these winter white combinations to create a spectacular yet simple display of winter white flowers. It's an arrangement perfect for decorating any winter tablescape or delighting a hostess. The best ...

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Setting a Holiday Table

Setting a holiday table for friends and family to gather around creates a special joy. As the holidays approach, plans form for menus, guest lists and creative ways for setting the holiday table. Living in Southern California allows for expanding the dining room experience to the outdoors, even in the winter. Here, the focus is on combining bucolic pieces with copper ones for a rustic and elegant result. And by ...

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Falling for Floral Displays

The color palette of fall is here in all of its splendor and fleeting as soon as wintere is upon us. We see it from the landscape to outfits, accessories, holiday decor and especially floral arrangements. The greens, oranges, burgundies and other autumnal tones mixed with a few pastels will have you "falling for floral displays" WLM Entertaining Editor Courtney Sixx is a fan of adding unexpected elements like fruits and ...

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Fresh Holiday Music Hits

Each December we face the compulsory list that comes with properly celebrating the holidays. Has Miracle on 34th Street been watched? Has the tree been decorated? The menorah dusted off? Has the shopping list been ticked off, added to and ticked off again? Perry Como re-emerges into our homes as millions of Americans dutifully turn on their local holiday stations. Not because we’ve suffered at all without “Home for the ...

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Floral DIY with How2Girl Courtney Sixx

The colorful hues of the season instantly spruce up any entertaining space. Here, the latest floral DIY from How2Girl Courtney Sixx One of our favorite details about late spring and summer—aside from al fresco dining, sundresses and fun beach bags—is the plethora of flowers that can be picked or gotten from the garden, the farmer’s market, the supermarket or the flower district. The selection, colors and scents are beyond compare as ...

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