Spread Joy This Holiday Season


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Holiday Hostess Gifts

Party invitations are filling calendars with the winter holidays in full swing, and gifts are in order for that hostess (or host) with the most. Draw inspiration from this smart selection of thoughtful gifts to express gratitude and cheer.

 

White Marble Monogram Boards

Whether prepping food or presenting it, this Marble Monogram Board is both versatile and stylish. The monogram adds a sweet personal touch, making it a charming and distinctive gift. Talk about serving up style.

 

Christofle espresso

Help your favorite host take coffee service to the next level with this stunning 18-karat Rose Gold Espresso Set. The sophisticated six-piece set stores in a contemporary egg-shaped case that looks lovely adorning any tabletop or coffee cart. Scooping and stirring never looked so good!

 

WHH15

Sweeten any gathering with this Signature Candle in Champagne. A fragrant, soy-based candle is the perfect gift for any hostess ready to transform a space for guests or unwind after the party in a warm bath. Cheers either way!

 

9 Rose All Day

Speaking of sweet, who wouldn’t love an assortment of gourmet treats? Sure to delight any hostess, this Rosé All Day Candy Bento Box is the best way to sample three of Sugarfina’s most popular candies with plenty to share — or just enough to enjoy alone.

 

See more gift ideas and browse luxury listings in the fall/winter 2018 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine.

Holiday Hosting at Home


Good food puts you in a good mood

 

Whether a catered dinner or a cocktail party, hosting elegant holiday gatherings should be more fun than stressful. Here are a few tips for putting together a delightful party to celebrate winter holidays with family and friends.

 

Make a list

From guests to groceries, write down all the details and preparations for the party, including the type of event. This will help you stay organized and ease the stress of last-minute loose ends.

 

Menu prep

Create a holiday menu (think easy-prep recipes) and cook ahead of time. Less time in the kitchen means more time mingling with guests. For catering, ensure orders are placed and confirmed well in advance.

 

Sips for all

Set up a self-serve beverage station complete with sodas, garnishes, infused liquors, recipes and nonalcoholic options for guests to help themselves.

 

Deck the halls

Decide on decorations — less is more in the name of serving space — like small accents, festive florals, bowls of ribbons or seasonal ornaments and a string or two of twinkle lights for good measure.

 

Play some tunes, open your home and enjoy good company!