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Lela Rose's Summer Entertaining Tips and Tricks

Lela Rose is not only a celebrated Fashion Designer but a killer hostess and entertaining expert.  She published a book called Pret-a-Party, featuring creative ideas for throwing legendary parties. We recently asked Lela for some foolproof summer entertaining tips and tricks.

What's your number 1 rule when entertaining at home?

 A special cocktail is a must, no matter the hour!


What's always in your fridge?

I always have Madeleine dough in the freezer for an easy dessert when you need it. In the fridge, I keep a delicious organic butter that I can pound different herbs into for something savory and dresses up any toast.


 Favorite party theme ?? 

 A ladies "tea-quila" (men can be invited too)


Best party you have ever thrown?

 A surprise party that started in the subway for cocktails and ended with an amazing drag performer dancing outside of my apartment and literally stopping traffic in the streets


Dream party guest? 

Oprah Winfrey


Heels or flats at home?



Fave hostess gift?

 I love to give homemade biscotti. I love to get anything artisanal

Nothing says chic like matching your drink to your dress and your dress to your table.

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