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Hi! I'm Michele


I grew up in Connecticut in a home constantly filled with good food, wine, company and laughter. I loved watching my mother host parties, twinkling around the room, as her guests got lost in the evening. Her motto was always:

Whether you are hosting for 1 person or 20, always light the candles, put on the music and make it a special occasion.

In college, I studied Fine Arts and Marketing at The Fashion Institute of Technology. I have been lucky enough to have a wonderful career in New York City doing product development in the beauty industry. It is a job that I love, being able to make and create beautiful things. 

However, I always knew that hosting was a part of me. On the weekends, I was always experimenting with recipes, inventing new cocktails and inviting friends over for dinner parties. It was a different type of creativity. It was creating an experience for people. 

I currently live outside the city with my husband, Greg. Whether I’m making dinner for just the two of us after work, or hosting a dinner party on a Saturday night, it is always a special occasion!  

The Blonde Hostess is my party planning persona. It is a place for me to share recipes, stories, and ways to welcome guests into your home and heart. 

Happy Hosting!

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Any woman who diets all the time can’t help but be grouchy.
Nobody can be amusing or entertaining on a diet.
— Zsa Zsa Gabor