I love throwing a cocktail party. Yes, even in a city where people never stop running, and time is a scarce commodity. To me, a great house party harks back to a time when technology didn’t run our every minute and we always made time for cocktails, good food, and conversation in the company of family and friends.
Just one-year shy of graduating to official New Yorker status (it's the 10-year rule!), I’ve thrown my fair share of apartment parties. (To anyone who is nervous about throwing a party in a small apartment, I can testify that the lack of space can create the most intimate of evenings!) From tartan-clad Christmas parties and pastel-drenched Easter brunches, to a whimsical President’s Day affair—complete with appetizer-size bites of America’s most iconic foods—I’ve tried my hand at it all.