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three P’s to a perfect picnic

Central Park is my favorite place on earth, so when my friend Mike Woods of Fox 5 NY invited me to create the perfect picnic, I jumped at the chance to share my 3 P’s, plus some fabulous picnic products to make your next moveable feast more fun and festive!

stunning weddings on the cheap

MYFOXNY.COM - Wedding and lifestyle expert Karen Bussen is also the author of the 'Simple Stunning Weddings' series of books and the 'Simple Stunning Wedding Organizer.' Bussen stopped by the Good Day New York studios to give viewers tips on shaving thousands off dollars off a wedding budget. From the flowers to the venue, you can spend ...

zero vs. hero gift ideas

karen visits good morning connecticut with matt scott at wtnh Have you ever tried to pull off a perfect Valentine's Day for your girlfriend without hiring pros or breaking the bank? Entertaining expert Karen Bussen told 'Good Morning Connecticut' about ways to turn zero gifts into hero home runs. The following was written by Karen Bussen: ZERO: Plastic ...

today show

about the video: I had so much fun coming up with a “Frugalicious” New Year’s Eve celebration.  What is Frugalicious?  Check out this video to see all the details of the elegant, easy, and economical party I created to ring in the New Year in Simple Stunning Style.  Can you believe I created ...

thanksgiving table top

about the video: Thanksgiving is my favorite day of the year!  It’s so much fun to set a beautiful table, but I like to re-imagine the classic autumnal décor and give it a fresh twist with color and details.  Almost all of the elements you’ll see in this video are made by combining ...

your party pantry and other entertaining secrets

about the video: This idea-packed segment focuses on getting your Home Party Pantry together for easy entertaining even at the last minute, plus a few festive touches to make any get-together more special.  Many of the ideas are made from things you already have around the house.  Who knew a strawberry could ...

end of summer entertaining on a budget

about the video: Here are some of my favorite picks and ideas for entertaining during those Dog Days of Summer…fun party drinks, great products—have you heard of a Vazu?  And lots of tips for your next home party when it’s hot hot hot!

the art of the art party

about the video: LXTV’s George Olofant called me in to help with this “Rescue” segment.  My mission:  in just a few short hours, transform a COMPLETELY EMPTY house into a fabulous party space, complete with furnishings, an illuminated bar, a sumptuous buffet of finger foods, and, yes, even a giant lamp shaped ...