Our experts are of some of the best lifestyle bloggers in their respective industries, and love the opportunity to share their best tips and well-kept secrets with you in an interactive and personal way...

Each of us has a strong passion for helping people look and feel like the best versions of themselves possible, and we know that nothing is more inspiring than a room full of fabulous women connecting over common interests and the opportunity to learn together.


 Experts from the May 11, 2013 Event:

Creative Entertaining in a Stylish Home 

Rebecca is a gifted stylist with an artistic eye and a knack for designing events that will make the guests feel right at home.  Her attention to the details and creative do-it-yourself touches, have graced the pages of numerous blogs, print publications and events, but perhaps the most notable work by this budding stylist is featured within her own personal life and home, on her site: A Daily Something.

"I love finding inspiration in some of my most favorite things... vintage books, bulk quantities of office supplies (organized beautifully), collections, thrifting, planning parties & events, tea, reading my favorite blogs every morning (noon & evening, too), growing our family and coming up with wild ideas with friends."


 A Tasty Approach to Clean Eating  
Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple
Having struggled with dietary restrictions from a young age, Amie’s fresh approach to healthy eating caters to both the Dairy-free and Gluten-free lifestyles, without sacrificing even the tiniest bit of flavor.  Her passion for Clean food is truly contagious, and she loves showing others that fresh food can keep your taste buds satisfied and always yearning for more.

Amie stands by the truth that “each of us has control over what we put into our mouths and these choices impact our bodies now and in the future.”  She understands how difficult it can be to find time in our hectic lives to create a home cooked, nutritious meal, but is happy to teach you just how easy it can be.

She is a Culinary Nutritionist and Health Food Coach with certifications from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and SUNY Purchase, and is certified by the Drugless Practitioners of America.


The Allure of the Graceful Life
Hilary Rushford of Dean Street Society
Hilary is a personal stylist & brand mentor, who believes in creating providence for your life - A notion that is based upon finding the balance between embracing your "hustle gene" & choosing rest.  In our look at leading a graceful life, we'll be musing about the kind of women we want to be, and we'll have a chance to shake up the way we think about setting goals in order to make the most of our precious time.

"If you have big crazy dreams, wildly long to-do lists & relationships with people spread round the world - Is it possible to ever find rest & embody joy?  Discovering the power of seasons, and how we go about organizing our lives can have a big impact on the answer to the question:  Who do you want to be three years from now?"
Embracing Your Personal Style

With a profoundly stunning sense of style and what is possibly the warmest heart you've ever met, Anna is definitely one of those people that you wish you could carry around in your pocket.  Her vast amount of personal and editorial styling experience, combined with a keen eye for all different body types and aesthetics, make her a great fit for helping women embrace how they'd like to present themselves to the rest of the world.

“Having worked in the fashion industry for years, I have seen how much effort goes into a perfectly executed look. The process can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Style is about taking risks, experimenting, and (most importantly) expressing oneself.  Forget the trends, the look-a-likes, and the message that you have to spend lots of cash to look good.  [My mission] is to widen your closet's horizons, help you find inspiration, and work together to cultivate your own personal style.”


Summertime Hair & Beauty

Jessie's love for all things fashion and beauty began at a very young age, and she now feels so blessed to be making a major part of her life and career.  From the very first time that she carefully observed her stylish Nana complete a perfect make-up application (approximately age 3), she's been admittedly more than just a bit beauty-obsessed.  After years of working as a wardrobe stylist on numerous photoshoots and tv sets, she's had a chance to gather tips and tricks from some of the industry's best, and is now armed with an arsenal of her own. 

Heading into a new season is one of the best times to hit the refresh button on your current routine, and Jessie is going to be sharing some of the hottest topics to carry you through the warmer months... Guests will learn everything from quick and easy summer hairstyles using just one tool to the most foolproof way to apply sunless tanner, and much more!  We'll be talking about the best bronzers, bikini waxing, bright lip colors, and the best part is that everyone will be going home with the products needed to pull off the looks for themselves!


Experts from the December 1, 2012 Event:

Grace Atwood - Grace is the voice behind Stripes & Sequins, a fashion + DIY blog for the sparkle obsessed.  She's almost always wearing stripes, loves nothing better than big statement jewelry, and considers herself a shopaholic with a penchant for the crafty side of life.  By day, she serves as the Director of Social Media for, and on the weekends she loves nothing more than getting her hands dirty by recreating her favorite trends and blogging all about the process to share the fun with others.

Donna Kim - Donna is a makeup artist, multimedia lifestyle journalist, on-air beauty expert, and founder of where she provides a wide array of creative services for her clients.  Her work has been featured on major media outlets such as NBC’s Today Show, QVC, The Village Voice, Stylecaster’s Beauty High, and Huffington Post, to name a few. With over 8 years of experience, Donna’s main passion in life is to inspire style creativity and to help people feel beautiful both inside and out. 

Roxy Owens - Roxy is an ex-corporate rat-racer turned self-proclaimed dream chaser and the founder of the chic home design line, Society Social. She honed her love of design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City then sharpened her business sense in the world of fashion buying. Despite the priceless experience gained, she quickly tired of the endless number crunching and set out to design a life worthy of her dreams.  Society Social and Roxy's designs have been featured in countless publications including House Beautiful, Real Simple, Southern Living, Daily Candy, HGTV and many more.  Roxy finds inspiration in chic entertaining, shared celebrations and most often at the bottom of her highball glass.

Jessie Artigue - Jessie is a seasoned Style Expert, the creator of the fashion blog Style & Pepper, and your Pepperologie hostess.  She tries her best to be funny and kind, but knows it's okay to look cute at the same time.  Never leaving a thrift store without a treasure in hand, her personal style contains a healthy dose of vintage mixed with her own playful take on modern trends.  She lives for creative collaborations, loves embracing her entrepreneurial spirit, and feels most at home when she's on-camera or blogging about personal style, healthy living and creating a happy & flavorful life.  Jessie would not be complete without: her favorite husband, spicy food, good stand-up comedy, and frequent runs along the Hudson River with her pup.