Hi friends! My name is Joanna and I’m so happy you’re here. The Hostess Notes is a welcoming place for thoughtful fashion and entertaining inspiration. It’s based on the belief that when you’re purposeful with what you wear, what you make, what you serve and what you do, you’ll be the best version of yourself.
This is a place of positivity and inclusion, and my goal for you as a reader is to leave with a boost of confidence and style that will help you feel good about yourself no matter the occasion.
I’m a lover of all things fashion and beauty (my husband might be more inclined to say “extremist” in this department, haha), a food and wine enthusiast and have a passion for entertaining. In my mind, these are all part of being a hostess, hence, The Hostess Notes – a collection of tips, inspiration and motivation that I hope you can take away and apply in your own life.
To me, entertaining is an opportunity to express creativity and love for the ones I’m hosting. It’s all about presentation, and it’s the details that provide an opportunity to really connect with guests. From curating a menu that everyone enjoys, to putting a special touch on the things others might overlook, to bringing it all together with the perfect look; there’s nothing more gratifying than seeing the smile on everyone’s face.
I encourage you to check out my entertaining tips and tricks, food & drink recipes, unique and personal gift ideas and my favorite fashion and beauty finds. I hope you find something that inspires you, impresses your guests and motivates you to celebrate even the smallest occasions in your life with confidence and style.