The months of November and December are supposed to be joyous times—getting together with family and friends and going to parties—but let’s face it; the pressure is on. What to get who, what to wear, should I invite my new love interest home for the holidays?
How can we stop this madness? I know it sounds counterproductive, but take a breather by throwing a (relaxing!) holiday party of your own! This way you can be in control and go as all-out or laid-back as you’d like.
Here are some initial ideas:
Give each other facials, manicures and other beauty treatments while cooking your favorite foods and enjoying cocktails as you share holiday family stories and strategies for getting through this season…it is a time for renewing and strengthening the bonds!
For beauty products, take a trip to your local Sephora or beauty discount place; there are many specials going on right now, so you can go and pick up great stuff. See Shecky’s Beauty at Its Best Awards for suggestions.
So, what to serve? Read on….
-Emillio Mesa of Brunch Republik
Emillio Mesa has spent the past 11 years as a professional Events Director for hotspots such as Cain (NYC, The Hamptons and Miami); an Events Planner for corporate luxury goods, celebrities and weddings for clients such as Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, Mont Blanc, Armani Exchange and Donald Trump to name a few; and as Head Concierge where he launched three of the most exclusive hotel properties in NYC.
This tri-lingual and international traveler counts global pop culture, cuisine, entertainment and film as his personal passions. As a TV host/producer, storyteller, idea generator, planner, artist, and (most importantly) specialist for the hospitality and lifestyle sectors, he has been profiled by Vogue, Metrosource, New York Observer, Biz Bash and Club Systems Intl. He is the Founder and Creative Director of BRUNCH REPUBLIK (a site based on the principles of The Lost Art of Hospitality with interviews, customer service tales,”hidden gems” and “Citizens”). In his role as arbiter of the New Young Philanthropists, he is presenting an exclusive cause-related art salon that will rotate “The Brunch” series.
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