In the spirit of celebrating the finer things in life, we’d like to raise our glass and make a toast to the three key ingredients of any successful cocktail party: elegance, ease and careful planning.
We’ve put together a storyboard that mixes and matches everything you will need for a evening that’s fit to dazzle, and still leaves you time to enjoy the company of your guests, because we believe stellar entertaining shouldn’t require breaking a sweat.
Like the famous little black dress, our story delivers foolproof ideas for an elegant evening and cocktail party essentials with a chic simplicity that reflects today’s bustling lifestyles and family obligations - whether you choose to dress it up, or dress it down.
Sparkling Pear Punch
A refreshing sparkling mocktail, this punch uses one of our favorite autumn fruits, and may just turn out to be the life of the party. Every designated driver on your invite list will be thankful.
Time to add a touch of sparkle to your beauty routine, we suggest going for a look that is both timeless and classic, whether you choose a bold crimson lipstick or more natural copper shades.
Meet our friend Johana Schneider, stylist extraordinaire and owner of the fabulous clothing boutique Dress Code. Combining a passion for fashion and people with an expert eye for what works for each of her clients, she can make you look stylish for any occasions.
The ultimate host, our friend Alan Bell, can elevate the spirit of any party. He is the smoothest entertainer, delivering a flawless experience accented by his quick wit and his sparkly personality.
A cocktail party is a great occasion to experiment by adding a twist to classic recipes. We’ve substituted the cranberry juice for pomegranate in this deliciously sour and sweet liquid treat.
While the Little Black Dress is a timeless classic, there’s nothing wrong with adding a little flair, by way of a color accent, a ruffle or a lace overlay, to enhance an elegant silhouette. Remember, there are flattering looks for every style, shape and size; and you should never let a pretty dress overshadow your personality.
Cavalleri, Franciacorta, Collezione Grandi Cru
The secret to blissfully entertaining is to pair fabulous food with inspiring drinks, and add a dash of enthusiasm. In this case, our “little something special” is a cuvee of exquisite bubbles from Italy. When in doubt, more is more.
You can never go wrong with a perfectly tailored blazer and a crisp white shirt, a great middle ground between comfort and style.
Contouring is the best way to add a touch of drama to your evening makeup by creating shadows, we recommend going for a Taupe blush to bring out those note-worthy cheekbones.
If the invite borders on formal, there’s no need to assume that a dinner jacket is a necessity. Stay tastefully elegant, and slightly more casual, with a vest and dress shirt ensemble.
Green Sofa Design Feature
Keep things versatile by adding a signature accent piece to liven up your home decor. Embellish and transform living areas into an inspiring environment for family and friends to gather and relax. We used blues, greens, and yellows to harmonize with the color of the room. Simply beautiful!
Sweep those luscious locks to one side and keep all the volume from those bouncy curls without having to fuss over your hairdo all evening. Add a statement necklace or earrings to a classic dress, and voila! Necklace custom made edition at http://www.miobijoux.com/
A touch of bold always feels modern, bright, and optimistic. Why blend in when you can stand out? Let’s be honest, a little color goes a long way.
Wine and Chocolates
You’re hosting again (we know it is always you) and you want to make it fresh. Don’t overthink it: favor quality and simplicity over quantity.