Guest Picks: Ringing in the New Year With Stylish Essentials
There will be a lot of wine arriving at your house this time of year. Treat it right and let it breathe in a handsome decanter.
Roll out the mini bar, it’s cocktail hour! I’m ready to stir up something festive with this chic glass set.
SYCT! — that’s “Save Your Coffee Table.” Why not do it with some class? These coasters are gorgeous.
Proper drinks deserve proper ice. No seriously, you need to get on this.
Onyx is getting huge on the tables — and by huge, I mean this baby could hold a lot of merlot.
Speaking of happy hour — this dapper dolly would also be nice for rolling out the desserts come coffee time.
OK, maybe a new dining table doesn’t seem like a typical holiday splurge, but I could use one that seats more than just a few folks for dinner. The more the merrier!
Gold flatware will single-handedly take your table from drab to fab regardless of any other pieces in sight. It has magic powers.
Put this baby on the stove the morning of the party and slow cook something delightful that you won’t have to keep an eye on but will still knock the socks off your guests.
Many meals to make, many different spices needed. This is the most attractive and organized spice set I’ve ever seen! It’s a must-have.
Cheese boards and entertaining are the BFFs of the holiday season. This modern knife set could possibly get more attention that the Point Reyes Original Blue you scored at the cheese store.
‘Tis the season to put nutmeg on everything!
Have unexpected drop-ins at your New Year’s Eve bash? Good thing you’ve stocked up on classic (and inexpensive) dishes, so you won’t fret about breaking grandma’s china when things get rowdy.
Like I just said, onyx is the new …everything. Gorgeous!
I keep a set of these handy for all types of parties. They are excellent for serving up small soup-like appetizers or mousse desserts.
This color combo is truly perfect for every kind of party, every time of year.
Remember what I said about appetizers this time of year? Arm yourself with as many serving options as possible.
Appetizers galore! Whether you’re making them or they’re arriving by the dozen, having several serving options ready to go will save you stress.
Just because it’s midnight and you’re trying to wake up your soon-to-depart (you hope) guests, it doesn’t mean you can’t caffeinate them in style.
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