Holiday Hosting

“The most practiced hostess glides from room to room, topping off partially empty champagne glasses and ensuring that nary a canapé tray is ever empty. She mixes and mingles, she charms and chats with everyone on her guest list, and knows that eggnog is for amateurs.” -Violet Grey

— The Playlist —

“The Christmas Song” – The Ravonettes

“Sleigh Ride” – The Ronettes

“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” – Brenda Lee

“Santa Baby,” – Eartha Kitt

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” – Cat Power

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” – Vanessa Williams, Bobby Caldwell

“It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” – Michael Buble

“My Only Wish (This Year),” – Britney Spears

“Christmastime Is Here,” – Vince Guaraldi Trio

“Jingle Bell Rock” – Hall & Oates

“Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,” – NSYNC

“Christmas Wrapping,” – the Waitresses

The ultimate holiday objective is to stay warm. The necessary ingredients for doing so? A cashmere scarf, a dashing date, and a piping-hot beverage. This hot toddy recipe is ideal for both après-ski de-thawing and fireside entertaining. We’ll leave the date and the cashmere up to you.

— The Cocktail —

— The Hosting Essentials —

give your guests delicious, homemade cookies without any of the WORK, with maman



Drink Recipe Image: Violet Grey