What's your entertaining signature? You will never see the same thing twice! There’s no reason for it – I own and collect amazing things so that I can use them in interesting ways for my work and my dinner parties.
Favorite party staple: Great music – I love to dance at a party!
What's your go-to cocktail? Prosecco with Cipriani’s Bellini Mix. It’s even better than actual white peach nectar.
Tea: Sweet or unsweet? I prefer mine half and half with a lime slice.
Mailed invitations: Yes or No? Yes, I love to start the mood early.
What entertaining detail do most people overlook, but shouldn't? The scent of a room, it’s so important to set the mood. I burn Diptyque candles in the Figuier scent.
How do you know when a party is a success? Tons of laughter, contented smiles, and dancing after supper.
Go-to hostess gift? A small, unframed black and white photo by my brilliant husband, Rob Brinson, we keep stacks of our favorite images to bring to friends. Because of them we get invited to lots of parties.
Bartender or serve yourself? It depends on the size of the gathering. In general, I ask a guest in advance to play bar with me!
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Designer: Jill Sharp Style; jillsharpstyle.com or 404-872-0232.