Thanks, People mag!

January 16, 2009

What a way to kick off a long holiday weekend! Look for me today in People magazine in their February 2009 Stylewatch issue… this is really exciting! A few months ago People asked me to be part of a select group of Style Experts they’d chosen to  pull together a list of what’s hot to make The Hip List. I praised handmade as being hot and mentioned a few of my personal favorites out there. They took my list and not knowing who would make the cut, I took a deep breath this morning as I opened the issue. Ta-dah! They mentioned my top three: Etsy, DaWanda, and Boston-based Simplemente Blanco.

It’s great to be in People magazine because it is a completely new audience for me. I’m honored to be part of their panel of experts which includes: Melissa Lavigne, David Morrison, Ann Mack, Holly Brickley & Courtney Leeds, Amanda Freeman, Josh Kafka, Carolyn O’Neil, Helena Echlin, and Mia Kim.

Thanks, People mag!

(Images from People magazine, February 2009 issue, on newsstands today!)


  • Reply Tamstyles January 16, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Congrats. I have a subscription myself..WOO HOO!

  • Reply Lea January 16, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Wow, congrats!

  • Reply my Trampoline January 16, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    congrats holly….and even better, it will expose sites such as etsy and the handmade movement to the masses

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  • Reply Bethany January 16, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Wow! Congratulations, Holly!! I am not a regular reader of People magazine, but this might just be the perfect excuse to pick one up to read with a cup of a tea on Saturday morning.

    I’m actually in the midst of putting together the January style guide for my own blog, so this will be the perfect inspiration!! :)

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  • Reply julieann January 16, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Holly!!! I am so excited for you. Decor8 will be opened to an even larger audience now and even more will become devote followers. I can’t wait to go out, buy it and see it in print. Hope you are treating yourself to a congratulation dinner this weekend!

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  • Reply Leah Daziens January 16, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    VERY COOL! I don’t usually read People, but I am going to go out and grab it. Congrats : )

  • Reply Liza January 16, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Sweeeeeeeet!!!!!!! You deserve this Holly! I will definitely buy it! Congratulations.

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  • Reply Sabina January 16, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Congratulations!! I’ll pick up a copy and check it out!!

    Happy Friday!!


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  • Reply Andy Mathis January 16, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Well, look at you, Miss Thing.
    You go, girl.

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  • Reply Monica January 16, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    That is fantastic! Congratulations Holly!!!

  • Reply Sara LeeAnn January 16, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Congratulations on reaching a new audience! I’ll be sure to pick up a copy next time I’m out.

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  • Reply molly January 16, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Congratulations Holly! Can’t wait ti check it out!

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  • Reply Beth January 16, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Very neat to be picked up by this kind of mainstream audience. I think a lot of people aren’t even aware of the amazing shapes, forms and colors the handmade and crafting world can take.

    Beths last blog post: Wedding Rings – Engagement/Wedding Theme Repeating Tif

  • Reply Sherry January 16, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    That. Is. So. Friggin. Exciting.

    And to think I was psyched about scoring a cheap-o gourd lamp at Target last night. Fantastic amazing news- and nobody deserves it more than you!

    Sherry (& John)

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  • Reply Tabitha (From Single to Married) January 16, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    hey – congrats to you! That’s awesome!

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  • Reply Genevieve Gail January 16, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Way to go Holly!!! That is super cool- congrats!

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  • Reply Amy Steinberg January 16, 2009 at 5:24 pm


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  • Reply patricia January 16, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    That’s wonderful! Congratulations Holly!

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  • Reply i.d. January 16, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Congraulations – that’s fantastic! xx

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  • Reply Tina in Boston January 16, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Congratulations, Holly! I love StyleWatch. It isn’t always found whee People is, but I love it when I do find it. I hope this leads to bigger and better things for you!

    Tina in Bostons last blog post: Mandarin Collar Coat Slide Show

  • Reply Chef Messy January 16, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Whoohoo! Yahoo for promoting handmade! That is awesome of you! So exciting you get to be in People Mag, too! I’m so happy to see you hitting the bigtime because I think you are always SPOT ON to what is new and fresh and stylish.

    Chef Messys last blog post: For the Birds or Maybe the Fat Neighborhood Squirrels, Whoever Gets There First

  • Reply arundati January 17, 2009 at 4:24 am

    wow!! congratulations holly…. well deserved!!

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  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente January 17, 2009 at 9:28 am

    This is just so awesome! Congratulations sweetie! What a wonderful treat!

  • Reply Shanon January 17, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Yay Holly! That is fantastic! You are just everywhere– and I love it! =)
    (Okay, you’re not really EVERYWHERE, I would love to see you in even more places, but you know what I mean hopefully.)

    Shanons last blog post: The Arrival

  • Reply Joy January 17, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    How cool is that? A great start to the new year – congrats!


  • Reply Nancy Tobin January 18, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Yay Holly!

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  • Reply tammy January 18, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    congratulations! and what do I love so much about your site? your great & inspiring taste and the fact that you are genuinely always happy for others – in this case, the mentions of etsy, dawanda & simplemente blanco. v. proud for you.

  • Reply Elaine January 19, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Super duper cool Holly!! Congrats. So so cool.

  • Reply So Haute January 19, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Congrats Holly! Very exciting!!!

  • Reply Angela January 21, 2009 at 1:24 am

    Congrats!! The audience who reads people definitely has a wider reach than some niche magazines to do with style, design and fashion. hopefully it proves to be great publicity!! congrats again!

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  • Reply decor8 January 21, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Thanks all! Definitely an honor and a bit surreal. This high I’m on will last for awhile.

  • Reply victoria January 21, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    whoa!!! that’s amazing and huge news! congratulations, holly!

    the celebs will be knocking on the door, soon!

  • Reply Gis January 26, 2009 at 10:27 am

    way to go sweetieee!

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