Getting ready to debut as a hostess, newly-married Andrea Rogers wanted a chic apron to wear. What to do when you can’t find one? Call mom, of course! What does mom do? Well if you’re Debbie Bertrand, sew up a few little numbers – obviously!
That’s how it all started for this Michigan-based mom. Isn’t that how it works for most successful startups? You create something out of your own want or need. As soon as you do, you discover others wanting the same thing. You create it for them and before you know it, you have a booming enterprise.
I host quite a bit. If it’s a small party, as in small enough for everyone to fit around the dinner table, I may actually endeavor to cook. Otherwise, I get someone else to do the endeavoring (aka catering). On a daily basis, I dabble here and there. I go for the 15-minute meals since I have found that 30-minute meals is a TV myth. It takes me at least an hour to do a 30-minute meal. Anyhow, I digress.
Whether I do a 15-minute or a too-many-minutes meal, one thing I always make sure of, is not to be seen wearing my apron. Why? Because it’s green with a chili recipe written on it.
Back to the booming enterprise, what Debbie created to fulfill her daughter’s need, filled a lot of other people’s needs as well. People like me.
So after much researching, designing, and brainstorming, ‘The Hip Hostess’ was born. Whether you make it, bake it, or fake it, the hip hostess has a line of aprons and tea towels that combine fresh fabrics with modern design and functional styling. Currently, sheath and demi style aprons are available in six fabulous fabrics. A line of matching little girl aprons is available as well.
This set arrived in style! The way it was packaged, it looked gift-ready. Any of their items would make for a wonderful present. Any of the aprons (big girls or little girls) or tea towels would make for not only functional, but stylish gifts. The meticulous attention to detail is evident is every aspect of the products. The quality is impeccable.
When I wore the apron over my tank and shorts, it looked like I was wearing a halter style summer dress. This is one apron you would not want to shove down your kitchen drawer. I certainly won’t. The tea towel? Simply adorable! It’s chic and elegant – perfect for entertaining.
With a set like this, you’ve got to make sure the rest of your entertaining accoutrements match up to the same level of fabulousness. Check out this Brazilian Rosewood flatware set and antique white dishware collection with vintage-look ceramics, distressed edges, and scallop detailing. All together, they are too-die-for. You’d want to entertain all the time just so you can show them all off – aprons and all!
As stylish as the apron is, it’s also durable. Although it’s perfect for hosting, it’s also ideal for daily use. The fabric is cotton so it’s washable. You’ll get a lot of wear out of this little number. At $39, it is well worth the price. These aprons are hot so I suggest so get them while you can so you can bring out the hip hostess in you!
- Hotter Than Hot Beaded Strap by Strap My Bra
- Playful Sunwear, Triangle Case, and Teardrop Tort Zia by Cinzia Designs
- Mullins Square Inc. Character Hooded Towel (Infant)
- Morgane Portfolio by Samantha Grace Designs
- Starry Night Masino Due Scarf by TDM Design