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Glitter Guide is so lucky to have such an amazing team of creative and inspiring women who live all over the country! In honor of our 5th birthday, they’re answering three very important questions. Scroll down to read about their thoughts on Glitter Guide, and of course, their favorite tips for a fun and fabulous party.

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Carrie Waller, Features Editor

Location: Waynesboro, Virginia

What’s your favorite thing about Glitter Guide?

I love that Glitter Guide is a place for our own team and readers alike to come for inspiration. And I don’t mean just the face value type—things like pretty photos and resourceful how-tos (although, there are so many of those to love!). I mean the type of inspiration that makes me feel like I can tackle a creative challenge with confidence and passion. My favorite thing about Glitter Guide is that it’s my daily pick-me-up and I always leave the features feeling empowered to try just about anything!

What’s your favorite feature on Glitter Guide?

Whenever I think back on features we’ve put together for Glitter Guide, this 3-outfit styling feature we did with Haley Boyd always comes to mind. Between the colors, the fashion inspiration and Haley’s insightful interview, it checks all the boxes for me! I also keep going back to our home tour with Lauren Wells and this thoughtful breakdown of 15 Tips For Bathing Suit Shopping.

What are your tip(s) to ensure a successful party?

My number one tip is to start building what I like to call a “party pantry” right now. Whenever you see cute party supplies (preferably post-holiday when they’re on super markdown!), grab them up and store them in a cabinet in your kitchen or dining room. With a full supply of cute party accessories on-hand and at-the-ready, you can host a get-together at the drop of a hat. No stress allowed!

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Carly Hill, Editor

Location: New York City

What’s your favorite thing about Glitter Guide?

I’ve been a part of Glitter Guide for three years now and my favorite thing is all the people I have met through it. Even though we all don’t work in the same city, I love connecting with all of Team Glitter Guide, and the readers who also love it here in New York City.

What’s your favorite feature on Glitter Guide?

I always love our home tours, but one of my favorite ones to look back on is the first feature I ever did with GG. It was my first shoot, and also my first time at New York Fashion Week, and I remember being so nervous and so excited to be a part of GG—and I still am so excited!

What are your tip(s) to ensure a successful party?

I’m a big believer in always having dessert on hand—your guests will always be happy with sugar around!

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Natalie Borton, Contributing Editor

Location: San Diego

What’s your favorite thing about Glitter Guide?

I really love the overall attitude of Glitter Guide. It’s lighthearted and fun, but not lacking depth. I love that we feature beautiful and inspiring things and also aren’t afraid to share essays about the tough stuff, like mental health or motherhood.

What’s your favorite feature on Glitter Guide?

I am completely obsessed with our home tours!! My “home” Pinterest board is filled up with all of the images of the beautiful homes we feature, but my favorite recently has been the feature on Cortney Wood’s office. I want to copy everything! A close second would be the A.M. & P.M. series—I love getting a peek into people’s daily routines.

What are your tip(s) to ensure a successful party?

I find that the best parties are well-planned, but casual. When guests feel like they can be themselves, they mix and mingle better and the whole event is more memorable and fun!

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Arin Agase, Contributing Editor

Location: Chicago

What’s your favorite thing about Glitter Guide?

So many to choose from! Everything is so well curated and the photography is gorgeous! I find so much inspiration through the site, whether it’s through fashion, home décor or food! It’s my one-stop shop for all things happy and I am so honored to be part of this team. It brings me little scoops of joy throughout my every day. It reminds me to take a minute and enjoy the little moments. #FlashesofDelight is a favorite, too! So fun to see people all over the world engaging with us!

What’s your favorite feature on Glitter Guide?

The 5 Things post always brings a much-needed splash of inspiration and happiness after a long work week! But, home décor is a close second!

What are your tip(s) to ensure a successful party?

Delicious food, of course, and party décor! Presentation is almost everything when it comes to throwing a soirée! Go all out!

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Nicole Altavilla, Copy Editor

Location: New Jersey

What’s your favorite thing about Glitter Guide?

My favorite thing about Glitter Guide is all the décor inspiration I get from the home and office tour posts. It makes me want to redecorate and reorganize every time I read them!

What’s your favorite feature on Glitter Guide?

My favorite feature is “Touring the Chic, Kid-Friendly Au Fudge Restaurant.” Going out to eat with my two kids (ages 3 and 20 months) can be so stressful sometimesOK, let’s be honest, almost all the time. I would love to go to a restaurant, like Au Fudge, that not only is designed to keep kids entertained and happybut offers a menu of delicious food options for parents to enjoy, too!

What are your tip(s) to ensure a successful party?

Fresh flowers are an easy way to add a bright and cheerful element to any party, no matter the occasion. Also, a signature drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) can be a fun way to incorporate your personality into the party and/or complement the party’s theme.

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Erin Sousa, Contributing Editor

Location: Vancouver, Canada

What’s your favorite thing about Glitter Guide?

There are SO many things to love about being both an editor for Glitter Guide and a reader of the site! Going back to what made me fall in love with Glitter Guide five years ago, it was the entertaining featuresthey always inspired me and I learned so much from scouring over each image. As I’ve grown in business, I really love the office tours and interview featuresso inspiring! I am always blown away with how GG fills every day with articles that are so interesting and helpful to the reader.

What’s your favorite feature on Glitter Guide?

How can I choose? For something I’ve written, I was most proud of my How I Keep My Small Business Running Smoothly post, because I know how handy that could have been for me when I started out! I always come back to this Shop Talk feature with Sugar Paper because the way they started their company and grew a brand has been so inspiring! I love Shop Talk features!

What are your tip(s) to ensure a successful party?

Prep the day before so you don’t have a million things to do on the day of your party! You’ll be too exhausted and annoyed to actually enjoy your guests. Special touches make a party, so get some fresh flowers, make a house cocktail and keep it casualyour guests will feel special with even just those two things!

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Abby Sterling, Operations Manager

Location: Laguna Beach, California

What’s your favorite thing about Glitter Guide?

I love working with a group of creative and inspiring women. Even though we live all over the country (and most of us have never met), there is such a sense of community and support there, and I hope that comes through to our readers. I hope that our readers enjoy our posts as much as we love creating them.

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What’s your favorite feature on Glitter Guide?

This is such a tough one! I love anything that has to do with beauty, décor or fashion on a budget (of course). But personally, I’m most proud of this recent post I wrote. I can’t tell you how much amazing feedback I received, and I hope that is was able to help someone!

What are your tip(s) to ensure a successful party?

Champagne, good tunes and a stack of take-out menus for back up.

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Caitlin Kruse, Editorial Director

Location: Annapolis, Maryland

What’s your favorite thing about Glitter Guide?

Our ability to inspire women all over the world on a daily basis and hopefully bring a smile to their face! I also love how many amazing, creative and fun people I’ve discovered or met through our site. 

What’s your favorite feature on Glitter Guide?

I love Jacquelyn Clark’s home tourit shows you can do a lot with a small space. Plus, I just love her style and all of her work.

And, of course, this was one of my favorite features to put togetherhow can you go wrong with beautiful flowers and rosé?

What are your tip(s) to ensure a successful party?

Give yourself plenty of TIME! There’s nothing like rushing around at the last minute to get things ready as guests arrive. Build in 20 minutes to your day to allow yourself the chance relax with a glass of wine before your party starts.

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Taylor Sterling, Founder and Creative Director

Location: Bay Area, California

What’s your favorite thing about Glitter Guide?

Our ability to continually reimagine ourselves and find daily inspiration for our readers.

What’s your favorite feature on Glitter Guide?

I have been a fan of Michelle LeBlanc and her gorgeous curated shop for more than six years now. To have her beautiful home featured on Glitter Guide was a special treat.

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I’ve done a lot of posts on Glitter Guide with my dear, beautiful, talented friend Tori Hendrix. These are two (1,2) of my favs, and they will forever be special to me. Tori passed away from cancer a month ago, and I like to look back at these to see her gorgeous face. She is missed greatly.

What are your tip(s) to ensure a successful party?

Cook anything you can ahead of time, or have food catered. It’s no fun for anyone to have the host frantically running around prepping food.

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