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Marai de Marai Spumanti starts off with aristocratic blue and red bottles reminiscent of the grandeur of the Murano glass of the Venetian
Empire and fills them with the enological development of decades of study and experimentation. Sip this sophisticated blend of native grapes
of The Trevisan Hills as a long appetizer or anytime you want to make memories. The Brut has an extraordinary balance, showing its complex
dry, sober and fragrant character. The Extra Try is intense, with a prevailing sensation of delicate fruit; FossMarai.com. — SANDY LINDSEY
Fashion designer Lela Rose is almost as well known for her
amazing parties as her whimsical fashions, and Pret-A-Party is her
manifesto for absolutely fabulous 21st Century entertaining. From
an elegant silver & white Christmas dinner to a couple’s cookoff
to the kid-friendly “Primp Your Ride” bike picnic, her ideas are not
only inspiring, they’re fun. “I entertain by using creativity and one
idea as a central theme, similar to the way I approach designing a
collection,” she says; Amazon.com. — SANDY LINDSEY
Take the stress out of party-
planning. The following apps help
streamline the process, whether
you’re coordinating an over-the-
top birthday bash or intimate
get-together. It’s time to start
having fun at your own event!
TEXT BY STACY WYNN
34 PRO PARTY PLANNER
This app is like having Preston
Bailey looking over your
shoulder throughout your big
soiree. It imports and tracks
guest lists, delegates tasks,
sets reminders and syncs
across multiple users with a
real-time timeline option.
Designed by a professional
party planner, this app allows
you to send out fabulous
invitations, manage your
shopping and to-do lists, and
keep track of all those pesky,
easy-to-forget details. Its
specialty is surprise parties.
The simply named Party
Planner from Jimbl is an
easy-to-use, fully configurable
party checklist that comes
pre-populated with key items.
Just check and uncheck as
needed from hors d’ouevres to
the music playlist.