The Internet's BFF on Making Your Home the Place Everyone Wants to Come Over

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Photo credit: Pottery Barn
Photo credit: Pottery Barn


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Christina Najjar, famously known as Tinx, is the Internet's best friend for a reason: she gives advice and recommendations on the dos and dont's in pop culture and your day-to-day life. So, when it came to finding the best hostess essentials and gifts for a housewarming through her registry with Pottery Barn, we had to know more. When Tinx moved from London to attend Stanford University, her first big investment was a comforter set from Pottery Barn. Now the digital content creator and podcast host—who recently moved into her first home in Los Angeles—is well-equipped to share secrets for making your home a hangout hotspot. Tinx's curated collection of her favorite Pottery Barn products includes the top picks in home decor to increase happiness and gratitude for making your home special for guests.

"I'm led by comfort first when I shop. My plan with my home was to create a place where friends are comfy and feel cozy entering my place. Wine nights, watching The Bachelorette, Sunday Funday–this is an oasis for people to hang out," she explains.

Tinx suggests taking your guests outside for the summer to swim in the pool or relax on lounge-worthy pool chairs. Make things even more fun when hosting your friends with durable, shatter-resistant margarita glasses (one of Tinx's favorites). To bring the night to a close, enjoy a movie that gets so much better with an outdoor movie screen to elevate your viewing experience!

Of course, when the party is over, Tinx likes to unwind and offer her living room as a space to chat and hang out. Out of the items on the registry, a few stand outs like a marble bath tray and soft-to-touch robe highlight the importance she places on self-care.

Tinx explains, "Self-care isn’t an expense, it's an investment. The same with your home. It's so important to take a bath or share a meal with friends to nourish ourselves. It's the little things that enhance the everyday to make them special."

You can also find taco holders, wine coolers, and dinnerware that help your guests feel at home. Tinx recalls visiting friends after school and wondering why her friend would tell their mom that no one needed snacks. "Everyone needs snacks! As a host, I make sure I have food and drinks at all times. I always run around asking my friends: What can I get you? Do you want coffee? Who needs a snack?" she says.

Today, you can shop the collection to level up your hosting game and celebrate the milestones in life with loved ones. "I want my followers to see that you can have amazing milestones even if you’re doing it alone. It doesn’t have to be a big thing. Just a Sunday where we celebrate making it through another week," she shares.

At House Beautiful, we also love to ask celebrities and tastemakers about their favorite recent Amazon purchase to add to our growing list of must-haves. For Tinx? A veggie chopper. Tinx says, "I got this onion chopper it dices it for you in three seconds, red peppers, I am obsessed with it. There is so much precision for soups or salads!" Read the price and weep (it's on sale for Prime Day).

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