One of the easiest, and dare I say prettiest, ways to add flare to any summer gathering is with garland. Yes, you read that correctly, garland is no longer just for the holiday season. I love trying new and clever ways to create garland, whether it be with leftover clothespins, chicken wire, cupcake wrappers or you name it! These 5 custom garland ideas all came from practical items found around my house or office and I’m certain you’ll be able to make one, if not all, of them with what’s lying around yours as well.
Rachel Hollis is the founder of the popular lifestyle blog www.thechicsite.com and Los Angeles-based event-planning firm, Chic Events. At 27, she was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the “Top 30 Entrepreneurs under 30.” She has designed and produced fabulous parties for many of Hollywood’s elite, including Bradley Cooper, Rashida Jones, Al Gore, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ivanka Trump, Jamie King, and Cuba Gooding Jr. (just to name a few). In February of 2014 she published her first book, a roman a clef called Party Girl about the years she spent as a celebrity event planner. The self-published title proved so successful that Lake Union Publishing purchased it and the subsequent sequel. Lake Union re-released Party Girl in December of 2014 and will publish the sequel, Sweet Girl in May 2015. In Fall of 2016, Thomas Dunne Books will be publishing Hollis’s cookbook entitled Fancy Trash, an irreverent collection of recipes for affordable meals presented so polished you'd never know their "lowbrow" origins. Most recently, she was named as the Best Blogger for Entertaining by Better Homes and Gardens.
In addition, Rachel is a lifestyle expert for The Talk, EXTRA, The Nate Berkus Show, The Steve Harvey Show, KTLA Morning News, Fox 5, Better TV and a regular contributor on PopSugar TV and Celebrations.com. She has been featured in People, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Parade, OK! Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Better Homes and Gardens, Traditional Home, Entrepreneur, Grace Ormand and the TV shows “Jilted” and “I Do Over” for the WE Network, “The Traveler’s Guide to Life” on the Travel Channel and “Self Made.”
Rachel lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three boys.