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10 Things Your Guests Want in the Guest Room (Plus Hostessing Tips)

Hosting guests can be a challenge, but with a little planning it doesn’t have to be. This is my third season in Florida and I’m beginning to feel like an expert. Even with Covid precautions, we’ve had plenty of visitors. Since this condo is still new to us, I always ask each person, “Tell me what what would make it more comfortable in your room.” And they do. If you’re expecting visitors, or haven’t entertained in a while, I think you’ll find this list helpful.

We’re Wearing Spring’s Brightest Trend—Neon!

What better way to kick things off than with a Spring fashion challenge? Joining me is my first official guest challenger—my lovely daughter, Emma Killeen. We decided to experiment with the super bright colors that are everywhere right now. Neon is a bold and playful trend that can be worn at any age, as long as you don’t mind getting noticed. Which we don’t.

Facing a Tough Week? These 3 Pick-Me-Ups Will Lift Your Spirits.

The past week was rough. I had surgery to remove a bad mole and a few days later, a four hour dental procedure. The double whammy left me feeling tired, sore and vulnerable. If you find yourself going through a tough patch, here are a few things that made me feel better and might work for you.

It’s Autumn! Here’s What to Eat, Drink, Wear and Do

Today is the official start of fall and here in Chicago the shift in season is apparent. The temps have dropped, the skies are grayer and the trees are tinged with gold. Even though I love warm weather, I welcome this season. It feels like a fresh start. Here are a few things I’m switching up.

Socializing is Awkward Right Now. So am I.

I had a busy social calendar last weekend and it felt both wonderful and weird. I’m vaccinated, but Covid is on the rise, so I’m not feeling completely secure. There are a lot of mixed messages about what’s safe to do right now. Things are fully open while enforcement of masks and vaccines is spotty. It makes it hard to know how to behave in social situations. Let’s figure it out!

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