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Don't Stress About Hosting, Enjoy Your Guests

Karen Cleveland | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

At some point, I don't know when, I started to plan a bit too much for hosting company. Perhaps I got so caught up that I became fussed, sucking the spontaneity out of what should be fun. Those that profess to enjoy hosting often agree that the trick to keeping it stress free is to be prepared and organized. But don't forget to relax and enjoy your guest's company.

Five Unique Hostess Gifts For That Last Summer Invite

Karen Cleveland | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Style
Karen Cleveland

There's no more avoiding the obvious: the last weekend of summer is looming. Hopefully the past few months held long, languorous days devoted to soaking up the sun in good company. If a trip away for Labour Day weekend is in the cards, bringing along something nice for your host could keep you as a guest in good standing. Flowers or a great bottle of wine are always good, safe bets, but if you're jockeying to be top of mind for the first long weekend invite for next spring, it might be time to stock some other gifts.

10 Gifts To Give The Hostess With The Mostess

The Huffington Post Canada | Meredith Gillies and Sarah Kelsey | Posted 10.31.2012 | Canada Style

Showing up empty-handed to a holiday party is one of those universal don'ts. It's not university, folks -- although showing up with a 6-pack is better...