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Rachel Hollis is the founder of the popular lifestyle blog www.thechicsite.com and Los Angeles-based event-planning firm, Chic Events. At 27, she was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the “Top 30 Entrepreneurs under 30.” She has designed and produced fabulous parties for many of Hollywood’s elite, including Bradley Cooper, Rashida Jones, Al Gore, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ivanka Trump, Jamie King, and Cuba Gooding Jr. (just to name a few). Hollis is also the author of the Amazon Bestselling women’s fiction series, “The Girls” published by Lake Union Publishing. The second book in the series, Sweet Girl was released in May 2015 and the third in the series, Fan Girl is slated for January 2016. In addition, Thomas Dunne Books will publish Rachel’s cookbook entitled Fancy Trash (title not final) in September 2016. Fancy Trash is an irreverent collection of recipes for affordable meals presented so polished you'd never know their "lowbrow" origins. Most recently, Hollis garnered notoriety for an inspirational Facebook post that went viral receiving 470k likes and 64k shares to date. Virtually every major media outlet covered the post across the world, specifically Today.com, Yahoo.com, Good Morning America, and People Magazine. Better Homes and Gardens also named Hollis the Best Blogger for Entertaining.

In addition, Rachel has appeared as a lifestyle expert for The Rachael Ray Show, The Talk, EXTRA, The Nate Berkus Show, The Steve Harvey Show, KTLA Morning News, Fox 5, Better TV and a regular contributor on PopSugar TV and Celebrations.com. She has been featured in People, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Parade, OK! Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Better Homes and Gardens, Traditional Home, Entrepreneur, and Grace Ormand and on the TV shows Jilted and I Do Over for the WE Network, The Traveler’s Guide to Life on the Travel Channel and Self Made for WealthTV.

Entries by Rachel Hollis

9 Ways To Take A 4th of July Party To The Next Level

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 8:56 AM

In my opinion there are three things that make for a good party: signature drinks, great food and beautiful decorations! Add a few of these tips below to this weekend's gathering and you're guaranteed to have the party everyone can't stop talking about.

Patriotic Punch

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6 Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes for Summer

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 5:01 PM

Breakfast is my favorite meal, hands down! But as a a mom, mornings are hectic and I don't always have time to make myself something to eat before I leave for work. Quick and easy options are a must! That's why I'm always coming up with new ways to consume...

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6 DIYs to Remedy the Summer Heat

(2) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 8:29 AM

As much as I love soaking up the sun, the summer heat takes a toll on my hair and skin. That's why I've come up with these six DIY's perfect for the whole family.

DIY BUG SPRAY
Summer calls for more time spent in the backyard...

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Margarita Makeover: 4 Cocktails Perfect for Summer!

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 3:51 PM

I'm no stranger to a happy hour menu and my go-to drink is definitely a margarita! But when I'm at home I love coming up with new and creative ways to enjoy this classic cocktail. Here are four of my best renditions perfect when entertaining friends this summer....

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Parents: Less Stress Travel with Kids!

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 10:33 AM

Summer is the perfect time to travel as a family, but it requires a lot of planning ahead. What I like to do is think of all the scenarios that may cause a complete meltdown and plan ways to avoid them. These are some of my tips for a peaceful...

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5 Must Try DIY Beauty Products for Summer

(1) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 3:35 PM

The summer brings the heat and with the heat comes sweating and dry skin. Here at The Chic Site we've come up with five DIY beauty products that will keep your body smelling great and feeling soft, all summer long! Try one or try them all and your...

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Lemonade Refresh: 4 Ways to Spice up Your Lemonade

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 6:19 PM

Summer is here which means it's time to set up your lemonade stand! Okay, maybe you're a little to old for that now, but it doesn't mean you can't enjoy a grown-up rendition. That's why I've come up with four deliciously unique versions of lemonade perfect for a backyard gathering...

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4 Delicious Uses for Barbecue Sauce This Summer

(2) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 4:11 PM

There's just something about barbecue sauce and summer that goes hand and hand. It's like peanut butter and jelly, there's no separating the two. That's why I've come up with four delicious recipes that are perfect for summer gatherings and easy to boot! Try them out for your next birthday...

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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."

I...

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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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