I couldn't leave town without gathering my favorite fashion industry peeps for a holiday celebration. It was a stylish occasion with more bubbly than tea. The festive cocktail of the night was a local apple cider and infused bourbon with pomegranate.
The guest list included colleagues from Macy’s, Helmut Lang, Nautica and blogger Cassandra Past from the International Press Corps and Valis Vicenty of Mode Media. We traded ‘war’ stories of our fashion industry careers, anecdotes from fashion week behind and in front of the runway.
I served up nibbles inspired by holiday parties on Pinterest. There was the strawberry Santas filled with orange scented cream cheese (my girlfriend who assembled them said they looked drunk and dubbed them #SantaCon on a plate). She also helped me put together a bocconcini, tomato and basil wreath.
We played around with the mini photo booth as you can see. We had a range of Santa hats to choose from. There was the tiny cat-sized hat that my cat refused to wear. There was a human sized chapeau and an extra-long hat for the abundantly endowed St. Nick. I don’t know how the sombrero got in the mix.
In the spirit of relaxing for the holidays, guest went home with a relaxing “spa box”. Yardley London provided soothing limited edition soaps while Lypsyl kept everyone’s lips kissable soft. Time off also allows for some cute home manicures using nail colors from Sally Hansen and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.
Happy holidays to my favorite people, and I look forward to another boozy tea party in 2015!