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Darcy Miller Celebrates Everything with Drew Barrymore

Monday, December 18, 2017
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Earlier this month, party-planning guru Darcy Miller hosted a popup holiday event at Drew Barrymore’s Dear Drew in honor of her book Celebrate Everything.

“We always talked about doing a popup together, ” says Miller, who is a friend of Barrymore’s. The book features advice, inspiration, ideas, crafts and recipes for every event. “It’s a reason to celebrate every day to its fullest, from a major special occasion to losing your first tooth,” she says. To write the book, Miller drew on her expertise as editor at large of Martha Stewart Weddings, who she’s been with since 1995, as well as her personal appreciation for crafts, illustrating and scrapbooking. She is a fan of what she refers to as “DIT projects”—ones that focus on “doing it together.”

In that spirit, guests were invited to create cards at the event that would then be donated to children at Memorial Sloan Kettering. 

Barrymore opened Dear Drew on Crosby Street in SoHo this fall after launching the line on Amazon earlier this year. The store features whimsical women’s clothing and accessories, focusing on empowering women and loosely tied to a travel theme. Barrymore was very involved with the aesthetic, bringing in her own personal furniture and vintage books as decorations. 

“My favorite parties are the ones that celebrate people,” comments Miller. This time, that person was her. And next time, guests who walked away with a copy of the book will know exactly how to throw a world-class event.


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