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Rachel Hollis
Rachel Hollis is the founder of Los Angeles-based event planning firm, Chic Events. In 2009, she was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the “Top 30 Entrepreneurs under 30.” At 28, she has already designed and produced fabulous parties for many of Hollywood’s elite, including Al Gore, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ivanka Trump, Marcia Cross, Jamie King, and Cuba Gooding Jr. (just to name a few). Most recently, she planned the nuptials of actress Sara Rue’s wedding, which garnered national coverage in magazines such as People and US Weekly.

This past April, Rachel was named the new entertainment contributor for Traditional Home Magazine, where she is responsible for creating a four-page themed entertaining feature every month. Her upcoming September issue themed a “Scent Event, An Herb-Themed Gathering,” was so stunning, the editor-in-chief dedicated an overwhelming six pages to it.

Last November, Rachel appeared as the wedding planner on the WE Network show “Jilted?” This six-part relationship series followed potential brides as they gave their suitors ultimatums to see if they would get the wedding of their dreams or get “jilted.”

In addition, Rachel is a lifestyle expert for The Nate Berkus Show, Extra, KTLA Morning News, Fox 5, Better TV and a regular contributor on PopSugar TV and She has been featured in InStyle, OK! Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Entrepreneur, Grace Ormand and the TV shows “I Do Over” on We Network, “The Traveler’s Guide to Live” on the Travel Channel” and “Self Made.” She also produces a popular blog called, which offers daily tips on her favorite subjects: food, drinks and parties. Visit her online at and

Entries by Rachel Hollis

Here's to Mom

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 3:33 PM

Sunday is Mother's Day.

The looming holiday has me thinking a lot about motherhood. I'm thinking about what we imagine motherhood is going in, what it ends up being, and how it's invariably so different for each and every one of us.

Whatever motherhood...

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The Oldest Married Couple You Know

(41) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 12:24 AM

My sister got married a few months ago and so, as people are wont to do with newlyweds, I asked her how things were going. In case you're wondering, things are going great, but she did confess to feeling a little less-cool since she walked down the aisle. Apparently now...

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MVP: Most Valuable Parent

(9) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 4:31 PM

Being a mother is one of those jobs, much like being president or a rodeo clown, that you can't truly comprehend until you're in the midst of it. And while I knew (sort of) what to expect with some aspects of motherhood, some parts I couldn't even have dreamed up...

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What to REALLY Expect When You're Expecting

(177) Comments | Posted February 9, 2013 | 11:50 AM

Let's go ahead and get the preliminaries out of the way.

I love my kids.

They are the greatest thing I've ever done with my life and they bring me joy every day.

Motherhood is a beautiful, wonderful gift ... except when it's not.

I know, some of you are...

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What Could Have Saved My Brother From His Mental Illness

(141) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 8:16 AM

My big brother Ryan was funny and unfailingly kind. He was one of the most talented musicians you might encounter, and had a prodigious ability to pick up any instrument and play it by ear within the span of a single day. He was handsome. I didn't know it then,...

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Tomorrow, I Turn 30

(4) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 2:16 PM

Tomorrow, I turn 30.

I know I should be in a full-blown panic about the end of my 20's, but I actually feel pretty great about it. I'm excited to jump into a new decade. I'm excited to see what adventures my 30's are going to throw at me.

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Marriage To The 8th Degree

(19) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 1:04 AM

Yesterday I was moving some dates around in my calendar and I realized that next month is my wedding anniversary. Just as that date seems to slip up on me every year, so too did these last eight years. Where did the time go? It seems like we've lived a...

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Bells Palsy And Stress Almost Cost Me My Face

(53) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 8:49 PM

I don't know about you, but as we make our way into the holiday season, I find that my stress level is increasing. Trying to get all of my work done at the office leaves little time for making holiday plans and making sure my Christmas decorations are perfect. This...

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I Only Had One Type Of Sex In My 20s -- And It Was Amazing

(332) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 9:09 AM

The other day when I was scrolling through my Twitter feed, I came across this article "15 Types of Sex You Have in Your 20's" and I thought, "Why, that looks interesting, let me see if I've accomplished any of those 15 ways."


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My Worst Wedding... Was My Own

(99) Comments | Posted February 10, 2012 | 10:45 AM

I've been thinking about writing this article for a while, but pride may or may not have kept me from it. You see, I'm really proud of the reputation I've built up over the last eight years as a high end, stylish wedding planner. I have been known to, on...

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Top 10 Ways To Piss Off Your Wedding Planner

(42) Comments | Posted October 26, 2011 | 10:14 AM

As a high-end, longtime wedding planner with a stellar reputation, I of course never get upset with my brides... well, at least not that they ever know about! I have, on more than one occasion, cried into a large glass of merlot after a long, hard day with a frustrating...

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Why Brides And Grooms Are Being Themselves (Finally!)

(1) Comments | Posted October 11, 2011 | 7:36 PM

When it comes to weddings, any planner (or stressed out bride) will tell you, the details are endless. By association, so too, are the topics for wedding coverage. Having planned literally hundreds of dream weddings over the last eight years, I decided to focus on what trends are popular, what...

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