Summer is not over!

Summer is not over!

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

August 31, 2018

Summer and its sunny days are not over. You can still host parties with friends. What better than a good meal in the backyard accompanied by a refreshing homemade cocktail? We have tested and selected four original and easy to make recipes that will accompany your last summer evenings.

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Six Ways to Be a Good Guest- Part two

Six Ways to Be a Good Guest- Part two

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

August 15, 2018

In this two part series we will go through some tips from Emily Post’s book, Etiquette in 1922. Post was an American author famous for writing about etiquette. Part two are six ways to be a good guest.

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Six Ways to Be A Good Host According to Emily Post - Part one

Six Ways to Be A Good Host According to Emily Post - Part one

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

August 8, 2018

In this two part series we will go through some tips from Emily Post’s book, Etiquette in 1922. Post was an American author famous for writing about etiquette. Part one are six ways to be a good host.

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Shocking facts about hosting! (Yes, there is a dark side…)

Shocking facts about hosting! (Yes, there is a dark side…)

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

July 17, 2018

A recent survey of over 1500 women uncovered a few surprising findings; here are the five that we found most astonishing:

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You won’t believe where people are having picnics this summer!

You won’t believe where people are having picnics this summer!

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

June 6, 2018

So where are people having picnics in 2018?

You won’t believe it.

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The 5 Rules of the Crappy Dinner Party

The 5 Rules of the Crappy Dinner Party

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

May 16th, 2018

In southern Ontario and in northern Saskatchewan people have been hosting what is called “crappy dinner parties.” What are they you ask? Here’s how it is done in 5 steps.

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Reusing our Table décor for Arts and Crafts: not only for kids! Part 2, well … kids!

Reusing our Table décor for Arts and Crafts: not only for kids! Part 2, well … kids!

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

April 26th, 2018,

Reusing our Table décor for Arts and Crafts: Part 2

The possibilities are endless!

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Reusing our Table décor for Arts and Crafts: not only for kids! Part 1, adults

Reusing our Table décor for Arts and Crafts: not only for kids! Part 1, adults

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

April 18th, 2018,

Creativity is at the heart of life and most definitely at the heart of our collections. Vibrant hand-crafted designs on high quality recycled paper: more than just finished products... 

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Wine : How to Pick the Right Glass

Wine : How to Pick the Right Glass

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

April 11th, 2018,

Indeed, the aromas and the taste of the wine are widely influenced by the type of glass from which we drink it, and thus its choice deserves our careful attention. Here is a short guide to help you find your way.

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Not only one use: event possibilities are endless!

Not only one use: event possibilities are endless!

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

April 4th, 2018,

Before you think of throwing your collection in the recycling bin, let us give you a few ideas on how to reuse it again and again. 

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Sex reveal party! (It’s not what you think…)

Sex reveal party! (It’s not what you think…)

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

March 13th, 2018,

So you’re expecting? Congratulations, what great news!

Eventually, you will want to know if you’re expecting a girl or a boy.

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Hygge, or the Danish Art of Living

Hygge, or the Danish Art of Living

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

March 6th, 2018,

Hygge, which is pronounced a bit like “huggah,” is the Danish art of living which emphasizes the appreciation of the present moment and of small things, as well as the atmospheres and ambiance which contribute to our well-being.

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Russia's Catherine the Great's Rules of Etiquette, Part III

Russia's Catherine the Great's Rules of Etiquette, Part III

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

March 1st, 2018,

We’ve come to the Part III of Catherine the Great’s etiquette rules! We feel that our In vino veritas Lulu in a Box collection is appropriate...

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Russia's Catherine the Great's Rules of Etiquette - Part II

Russia's Catherine the Great's Rules of Etiquette - Part II

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

February 21, 2018,

Snow covered firs; crisp, cold air nipping our nose ; decorated and illuminated buildings... let's travel back to the second half of the 18th century's Russia, for a party...

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Russia's Catherine the Great's Rules of Etiquette - Part I

Russia's Catherine the Great's Rules of Etiquette - Part I

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

February 6th, 2018,

Lulu in a Box loves these etiquette rules form the 18th century! Here is Part I of III. Have fun reading them out loud to your friends!

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5 tips to welcoming your boss at home

5 tips to welcoming your boss at home

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

February 1st, 2018,

Independent workers, you are not forgotten. However, this piece is for those who welcome their boss at home. 

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Who is Lulu?

Who is Lulu?

by Nicolette Addesa

January 18th, 2018,

Mirella Di Blasio is Lulu; mature ‘adult-escent’, half Native American - half Italian, jazz singer, epicurean and so much more. After 15 years of running her own event organizing company, she knows a thing or two about the Art of Hosting, and wishes no more than to share her knowledge with the world, one party at a time. But let's have her describe herself a bit...

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In five steps: how to organize a baby shower

In five steps: how to organize a baby shower

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio 1 Comment

April 6th, 2017,

The imminent arrival of a newborn is a source of great joy and should be celebrated as such. Here is a five-points road map...

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5 tips to avoiding an awkward dinner party

5 tips to avoiding an awkward dinner party

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

March 22nd, 2017,

Hosting a dinner is all about having fun, being with the people you care about, and forgetting a little about life’s problems. It’s meant to uplift you, especially when it’s only Wednesday, and you can’t wait for the weekend already...

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Why personnalize our Lulu in a Box collections? Here are 5 good reasons!

Why personnalize our Lulu in a Box collections? Here are 5 good reasons!

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

February 16th, 2017,

One of the distinctive traits of our collections is the ability to personalize your name cards and wine glass markers via our website. Here are five advantages of doing so...

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Five reasons why dressing up your table matters

Five reasons why dressing up your table matters

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

February 10th, 2017,

I know, you may not always have the time or the inclination to dress up you table, but that's exactly why Lulu in a Box is here!

So here we go...

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Five ways to not celebrate Valentine's Day

Five ways to not celebrate Valentine's Day

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

February 8th, 2017,

The Day of Love, when one is alone, can be rather bleak. Whereas when one is not alone, it can put on pressure and create expectations; two factors to avoid for the health of the relationship...

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How to Manage Alcohol Consumption as a Host

How to Manage Alcohol Consumption as a Host

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

Decembre 10th, 2016,

Always a delicate subject: how to make a guest understand they had enough / too much to drink? Here are five suggestions to help preventing, instead of curing...

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    Why Lulu in a Box for the Holidays?

    Why Lulu in a Box for the Holidays?

    by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

    December 7th, 2016,

    Why, you ask? Here are five excellent reasons:

    1. The "Wow..." factor. You will dazzle the gallery with our magnificent hand-drawn collections. Do not neglect the impact of a well-dressed table!...

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