Written by Stephanie Booth Shafran, Foreword by Jeffrey Bilhuber, Photographed by Gemma Ingalls and Andrew Ingalls
In her first book, noted hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran shares her secrets for planning and giving brilliantly executed parties at home.
Taking at-home entertaining to an entirely new level, sophisticated L.A. hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran--recently named by the Salonniere as one of the top hostesses in Los Angeles--has a gift for celebration. From the table settings to the decor to the color-coordinated menus, every party she hosts showcases a myriad of inspired elements. In her first book, she shows readers how to set the stage for eight parties, from an elegant housewarming in her Jeffrey Bilhuber-decorated home to a classic California pool party to a festive Christmas brunch. She also shares advice on palette creation--blue and white for a ladies' charity luncheon, and deep burgundies for a gentleman's wine and cigar party. Each chapter ends with tips for that theme, whether it is entertaining alfresco or having parties for a charitable purpose. Shafran also includes a guide to her party essentials: inspiration, invitations, flowers, tablescape, linens, seating, the bar, and select recipes.
About The Author
Stephanie Booth Shafran is a fifth-generation Angeleno and is one of Los Angeles's preeminent hostesses. She serves on the board of UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital and is a member of the Colleagues, support group of CII, Children's Institute Inc. She and her family divide their time between Los Angeles, New York City, and Sun Valley, Idaho. Preeminent American decorator Jeffrey Bilhuber is the author of four books, including Everyday Decorating. Celebrated photographers Gemma and Andrew Ingalls are the authors of In Full Flower.