author & lifestyle expert, from crafts to cocktails to parties galore, I help you make life more stylish
An accomplished author, editor, contributor to Evite, and a featured Expert for eHow with over 70 videos on easy entertaining, home decorating, fun kids crafts, and must have tips to make entertaining a sure success, Colleen knows all things chic. Colleen’s easy-to-employ tips and fresh ideas make your life more stylish, from playdates and parties to crafts and cocktails.
Colleen is the author of 11 lifestyle and cocktail books, most recently Sparkle & Splash and Preschool Parties: Parties for Little People. Her other titles include It’s Five o’Clock Somewhere: The Global Guide to Cocktails Fairy Parties, Punch, and The Stylish Girl’s Guide to Fabulous Cocktails.
Colleen is a regular contributor to The Huffington Pos, Evite,t and the former iVillage. She has also been featured on HGTV’s Insider’s Garden and in InStyle, The New York Daily News, Woman’s Day. ABCNews.com, MSNBC.com, Gannett News Service, and Scripps Howard News Service and a guest on Martha Stewart Radio.
Colleen was the spokesperson for Daily’s Cocktails and Mixers’ “Summerology” promotion, touring the U.S., making television and radio appearances, including a series of YouTube videos on innovative and low-calorie cocktails. She also was the featured lifestyle expert for Sam’s Club’s Memorial Day Picnic Basket promotion and has just completed 70 videos as a contributing expert on eHow.com covering Halloween, Thanksgiving and Holiday crafts and decorating.
Colleen began her career as the Editor in Chief of Family Circle Homecrafts, FTD in bloom, Jo-Ann, and At Home with Chris Madden magazines, where she developed a following of devotees struck by her inventive how-to’s for floral design, home decorating, entertaining and crafts. Her beautifully designed crafting books cover the range of her expertise, including Crafting On the Go: Shells, Crafting On the Go: Felt, Faux Fabulous Florals and One-of-a- Kind Weddings.
Colleen lives in Westchester, New York, where she is working on her next book, presenting entertaining seminars, and whipping up cocktails for family and friends.