We like throwing parties just as much as the next gal, but with the holidays, it seems like we're hosting one every other day. Not that we don't enjoy downtime with friends and family, but all that partying can take its toll — even on us fashion editors. That's why we called in the help of actress/TV host/blogger (phew!) Grasie Mercedes
The Brooklynite, now based in Los Angeles, is no stranger to juggling five things at any given moment, so we absolutely had to pick her brain about throwing the ultimate party. We're talking about everything from table settings and cocktails to outfits and accessories. Not to spoil anything here, but the only way she keeps track of it all is with her Pulsar watch. So, keep reading to see how Mercedes plans the perfect night in.
Hair and Makeup by Tanika McConnell; Photographed by Olivia Malone at Brydges Mackinney