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HGTV Celebrity Holiday Homes TV Segment with Bryan Rafanelli

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Tune in this Friday, December 14th at 9pmEST to HGTV for the season premiere featuring Bryan Rafanelli.

In this edition of Celebrity Holiday Homes, comedienne Lisa Lampanelli‘s beachfront Connecticut home glitters with holiday design thanks to luxury designer Bryan Rafanelli. Also watch designer Jes Gordon deck the halls of actress Tamara Tunie‘s Harlem brownstone and designer Kelli Ellis dream of a white, pink and blue Christmas for Haylie Duff‘s LA home.

Below: a behind-the-scenes look at the taping with Bryan at Lisa’s home in Fairfield, CT.

HGTV Celebrity Holiday Homes

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Spirit Magazine: Holiday Entertaining In Style

Bryan Rafanelli, Ken Oringer and Ricardo Rodriguez demonstrate the art of entertaining in style.

“Entertaining at home has to be one of the most stressful things for me. Just ask my husband Michael. All the worrying about the food, the drinks, the guest list, and the perfect ambience. Believe me, I live to put together a party, but only once in a while. Now, add the holidays to the list and then we are talking about quite the undertaking.

So for this holiday season, I recruited the help of two amazing friends and asked them to show us how the pros do it.

My dynamic duo is none other than internationally acclaimed and award-winning chef Ken Oringer (Clio, Uni, Toro, Coppa, La Verdad, KO Prime, Earth) and the real deal in party planning, the uber-extraordinarily amazing Bryan Rafanelli (the party designer to the starts, including Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, White House state dinners and more…)

To get the two of them together is quite the lucky extravagance, so I made sure to get as many helpful tips and how-to’s. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Felices Fiestas!”

-Ricardo

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SPIRIT MAGAZINE Holiday2011

SPIRIT MAGAZINE Holiday2011

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PEOPLE Magazine: Thanksgiving Table Decor

The celebrity event planner (he did Chelsea Clinton’s wedding!) shares tips on how to create a beautiful setting for Thanksgiving…

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PEOPLE Thanksgiving 2011

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Improper Bostonian: Halloween Ask the Expert

This Halloween, party-planner Bryan Rafanelli is throwing a Marc Jacobs benefit in Provincetown, MA, for the restoration of the Town Hall (he’ll probably dress up as a fisherman for the occasion, he says). But for a more traditional holiday bash in your home, here are his low-cost tips.

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Stuff Boston: Tis The Season To Be Frugal

We hate to be the Grinch who stole your holiday hope, but we have to be honest: in a time of economic uncertainty, you can be sure about one thing: ’tis the season to be frugal. But that doesn’t mean you have to forgo the festivities in lieu of a financial-woes pity party. We scoured the city for some cheap-but-chic party necessities, then checked in with events guru Bryan Rafanelli for pointers on how to make the most of what we found.

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