Tastemaker Tips for Flawless Holiday Entertaining

With the holidays upon us, it seems the stress of party planning is on everyone's mind. No need to freak out as we have plucked the industry's top professionals to make sure you are the hostess with the mostess. Read on for all the inside secrets to make sure your guests will eat, drink, and be more than merry. Cheers!

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November 5, 2013 12:00 AM
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Nate Berkus - Interior Designer and Author

Nate Berkus is one of the most sought after interior designers. Having authored his latest book The Things That Matter, while juggling TV show appearances, Berkus shares his tips to make sure a party goes off without a hitch.

Tip #1: My big secret for throwing a successful holiday gathering is to know what you're good at and go with it. I can't cook. So, that gets outsourced immediately. But, setting the table and the ambiance, I own that.  Maybe yours is that one AMAZING dish your known for...make that, even if it's not fancy. Good trumps pretense every time. Play to your strengths. It eliminates the stress.