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There are dinner parties...and then there are dinner parties. We're talking table decorations of epic proportions — think towering hot-air-balloon centerpieces and real moss tablecloths. Of course, it's no surprise that the annual Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Gala benefit, hosted by Veranda magazine last Wednesday in NYC, definitely took haute dining to a new level. The event featured 45 "High Society"-themed tables decorated by interior designers — and the final productions were as over the top as you can imagine.
And while we don't all aspire to create five-foot tall peacock feather centerpieces for our own rooftop barbecues, we did chat with the designers on their must dos and don'ts for creating the perfect soirée — no matter your budget.
On the totem pole of nighttime rituals, planning our lunches ranks on the low end. Just making a homemade dinner can be a feat in itself, so prepping another meal after that is asking a whole lot. But, come 1 p.m. the next day — as we're scrolling Seamless yet again — we suddenly wish we'd put in the effort after all. read
Hollywood isn't easy to break into. Most actors wait for decades to have that right-place-right-time moment, and it never comes. Which is exactly what makes Karla Souza so unique. After moving from Mexico City to Los Angeles a few months ago, it took her a matter of weeks to book a major role on a pilot. And, this wasn't read