25 Mar 2015

Coffee Talk With Amanda Gluck of Fashionable Hostess
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Today’s coffee talk feature is one of my favorite blogger friends and hostess with the mostess, Amanda Gluck of Fashionable Hostess! From her must-have decor tips and tricks to what’s on her bar cart, get to know Amanda below!

 

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Name: Amanda Gluck

Neighborhood: Flatiron, New York

Website: FashionableHostess.com

Let’s Chat Home Decor

What is one piece of furniture or artwork you can’t live without? 

I actually have two pieces of artwork in my home that I absolutely LOVE. One is my Poolside Gossip by Slim Aarons  {I have always loved the coffee table books so was thrilled to finally make the purchase} and the second is a photograph by Stepahanie Vovas. I was actually first introduced to her work via a Style Me Pretty House Tour and since then became obsessed with her work. The piece I bought from her was the largest print she’s sold to date spanning 42”x 72”!

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What was one item you were most excited about purchasing? 

The white container store shelving for my dining room. Not only are they practical for storage {I use them to store 75% of my glassware and crystal} but they are lightweight, easy to assemble, look super chic, and were totally inexpensive. People assume they are a version of Jonathan Adler – so seriously sick find!

Go-to Bedding:

My bedding duvet is from Restoration Hardware, my quilt is Bloomingdales private label and the pillows are a mix of Safavieh, West Elm and Homegoods. I actually love swapping out my pillows seasonally, gives the room a whole new feel.

On Your Bar Cart:

My go-to Champagne flutes, the Juliska Amalia flutes paired with Veuve Cliquot or Rosé Santa Margherita Prosecco for the gals,  then Bacarrat crystal lowball glasses with Bulleit Bourbon for the guys {yes, guys are much more enjoyable after a hard drink… just kidding honey!}. Then I always have fresh flowers, linen cocktail napkins, and a Diptyque candle.

Must-Have Coffee Table Books:

Slim Aarons Poolside Gossip, CZ Guest American Style Icon, The PDT Cocktail Book.

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Top Three Interior Design Tips and Tricks:

I was featured on Style Me Pretty for my “Modern Home Décor Tips”.

What’s on your night stand:

A vase of fresh flowers {right now I am obsessed with ranunculus}, a Waterford crystal ring dish, a picture frame of my two adorable babies Reese and Brooks, a Diptyque candle, and a glass of water {I get so thirsty in the middle of the night!}.

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Paint Color of Choice:

White. Always. White.

Favorite Candle:

Diptyque Vanille

Your style in three words:

Chic. Modern. Sophistictaed.

Let’s Chat Travel

Favorite Vacation Spot To-Date:

Miami – It’s where I am from but who doesn’t love a warm weather vacation?! Sunshine so you load up on your Vitamin D, short denim shorts, lots of outdoor activities, a cold glass of Rosé wine at sunset… what more could we need?

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Next Destination?

Aspen, Colorado next week actually… follow me on Insatgram. We used to go to Aspen every summer for vacation but I never went in the winter time so I have no idea how to ski! I guess that just means extra time spent in the spa and shopping, boo hoo!

If you could go anywhere in a moment’s notice, where would it be?

Mikonos, Greece

Favorite Hotel:

Gansevoort Turks & Caicos

African Safari or Beach Getaway?  Beach Getaway

Cocktail of Choice on Vacation: Champagne or Rosé wine

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Let’s Chat Beauty

Top Three Beauty Products:

Tan Towels because I am scary when I am pale, Flower Mascara because it makes you look like you have fake lashes – not kidding, Kerastase Flexible Hold Hairspray  because I have more fly-away’s than anyone I know… what the heck!

Face Mask of Choice:

Bliss Triple Oxygen Mask. It’s my go-to before events or even date night. Put it on for 5 minutes and let it foam up, rinse with ice cold water and you look like you are well-rested and glowy!

Go-To Nail Polish Color:

Essie Ballet Slippers. Always.

The Best Eye Cream You’ve Ever Used:

To be honest, my kids have been waking up so early lately no eye cream is cutting it… suggestions?!

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Favorite Spring Lipstick:

Chanel Gloss #179

Let’s Chat New York

It’s date night, where are you? We love to invite a few couples over and have double or triple date night at home. Endless wine, lingering at the table for hours, it’s the best. Plus I am the FH, I have to live up to the hype! If not at home… Catch in the Meatpacking District or Atlantic Grill on the Upper West Side.

Ultimate Sunday Brunch: When you have kids you don’t really do ultimate brunches anymore…

Local Hidden Gem: L & W Oyster Bar … great seafood and oysters with a cozy vibe.

Go-to Furniture Shop: Ahhhh so many and SUCH  mix of highs and lows!! I love Modani, ABC Carpet & Home, Overstock.com, Safavieh, Restoration Hardware, Lillian August, TUI Lifestyle.

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Keep up-to-date with Amanda on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest!

Comments

  1. I love Fashionable Hostess blog :)

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