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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    Rachel Roy - Fashion Designer

    Having received a plethora of awards for her eponymous fashion line as well as dressing regular clients such as Michelle Obama, Kate Hudson, and Sharon Stone, Rachel Roy not only holds the key to dressing well but also shares her secret for the perfect holiday ambiance.

    "Designing the sound of a dinner party is as important as designing the menu or the guest list," say Roy.

    Tip #1: I work with Coleman Feltes, who creates and styles sounds that are instant mood setters. I love the idea of making people feel comfortable from the second they step in the door. For the holidays I think staying recognizable and classic is good but of course with a twist. For cocktails, 'Be Thankful For What You Got' (FKJ Remix) William De Vaughn. For dinner I like to slow it down a bit with sexy and smooth sounds like Joe Claussell's remix of Nina Simone's 'Feelin Good'. Good music for me makes all the difference!

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