Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Refresh, Renew & Recharge: "Declutter Your Life"

After watching way too many episodes of Hoarder's I feel slightly justified in my borderline OCD habit of organizing, purging and decluttering. But what really got me going is seeing the first blooms of spring on the trees outside of my office window today. Spring is coming! Spring signifies Renew, Refresh and Recharge. And what better way to do that than to de-clutter your life?

The March 2012 edition of O Magazine is focused on this very thing - 'De-Cluttering Your Life!' One of the articles by Meredith Bryan talks to Peter Walsh who is a Master Organizer and he highlights 5 different types of clutterers. Be honest, what type of clutterer are you? Or are you a combination of a few?
Bargain Shopper/Coupon Clutterer - Why Are You Preparing For a Nuclear Fallout?

sentimental pictures. Other. Other
Sentimental Clutter/ Family Historian - No Need to Explain, All Our Mothers!
book stack. Other. Other
Knowledge Clutterer - Books, Magazines, Oh My!

wires. Other. Other
Techie Clutterer - This Is  A Relatively New One, But A Big Problem Especially for Men

closet doors packed. Other. Other
Behind The Closed Doors Clutterer - Personal Favorite! We All Have Been Guilty of This At Some Time
 O Magazine "What Kind of Clutterer Are You?

Monday, February 20, 2012

RSVP...Organizing with Invitations

Organization is KEY when planning an event.  One of the primary elements to organization is having your guest RSVP.  RSVP means 'répondez s'il vous plaît', simply put...Respond Please.  The point of inputing RSVP on an invitation is to acquire a response from your guest.  This response is not only expected but necessary in the planning of the event. What can be organized by your guest sending a response back?
  • Number of guests 
  • Planning the food quantity to order from the caterer
  • Booking a venue or appropriate space to accommodate the guests
  • Managing and booking guest lodging for the invitees
  • Planning the seating arrangements and more
Whether you decide to attend the event, it is proper ettiquette to reply with a response. Having guest RSVP is not just used with weddings but all events that require preparation with quanities and budgets.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

HS Lifesyle Spotlight....Boutique Hotels

Every week Hayden Savoy is going to feature a lifesytle spotlight. We are going to feature what's hip, trendy and happening for the 21st century guy and girl. Let us know what you think....

I just returned from one of my favorite cities, Toronto. The vibe there is so unique. Toronto combines all of the things Hayden Savoy loves about the big cities of Europe, Asia and the US. They really get it right, a true melting pot with a real welcoming, eclectic vibe. While there I stayed in a great boutique hotel, the Cosmopolitan. Zen vibe, spa included. This is the hip, new thing in travel and there are some really great ones out there. Check out some of our favorites....

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Organizing & Entertaining

As a modern day girl, we work, take care of the kids and entertain. Sometimes the expectations seem greater than our mothers.  We want to be the modern day girl who works, take care of the kids and entertain while being stylish and chic.  So, how do we do that? Try organizing your life with chalkboard placemats. These placemats can be used to entertain adult guest with discussion topics and placesettings. You can also use them for kids to help with math, spelling and drawing. 

This idea is great for weddings, birthday parties, seminars & workshops...

Monday, February 6, 2012

Green or Yellow?

As we prepare for spring, we are in love with two colors this year: Green & Yellow....  We just wanted to show you how adding a pop of color can transform a room. 
What color are you introducing to your home for the spring?

This is my colors for Spring 2012. Mirrored tables and all...

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Organize with chalkboard paint

Colored chalk is a great way to add color and functionality to any room.  This is a great way to write reminders, shopping list, to do list, appointments and more.  Organize your family in style. This wood framed was coated with colored chalk paint.  So organizing is not so bad after all...