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While there’s nothing more civilized than a chic dinner party at your place, if the idea of cooking and entertaining gives you heart palpitations, we’ve got your back. We’ve asked Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere—L.A.’s coolest blog that covers everything from personal style, interior design, and yes, recipes and entertaining—to dish on the ultimate tricks of the trade for a simple and sophisticated at-home affair. From idiot-proof serving pointers to easy decoration ideas that won’t leave you broke or exhausted, these entertainment tips will ensure you have the best dinner party ever.
Holiday. Even the word makes us want to do a little in-seat dance. You book the time off work, you block it off in your diary, you book an ace hotel, and you go on to tell freaking everyone about it. Hotels, after all, have a way of making or breaking a holiday, and there’s nothing more disappointing than arriving at read