Author of the popular website, The Hostess Handbook for the Young, Broke and Fabulous! Party tips for the girl on the go who has no dough! As a young, broke and fabulous 20-something actress with a flair for entertaining and design, I took a side job assisting a prominent celebrity party planner and equally well known interior decorator in Los Angeles. I learned where to get the best of the best in cakes, party favors, flowers, cocktails and invitations. And of course, how to access the most prominent entertainers and exclusive red carpets! Soon, I began daydreaming about throwing my own outrageous extravaganzas a la white doves and fireworks. Unfortunately there was one hitch – I was YBF and that B stands for Broke. What would I do? How would I pull off the perfect party without breaking the bank?? I quickly learned that I could adapt the design elements and techniques used at work to throw amazing parties for my friends with all the glitz and glamour of a large-scale event. Tailoring the latest trends, tastes and tips to my own needs, I’ve realized that I can be the hostess with the mostest using the leastest. And so can you!