Michele Adams and Gia Russo:
Owners of a lifestyle creative consulting company called MiGi in Los Angeles. Co-authors of At Home with Friends.

Preston Bailey:
Owner of Preston Bailey Entertainment Design in New York City. Author of Preston Bailey's Design for Entertaining.

Colin Cowie:
Event planner with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Author of many books on style and entertaining, including Colin Cowie's Legendary Weddings.

Patricia Field:
Emmy-winning costume designer for Sex and the City. Owner of Hotel Venus, a boutique in lower Manhattan, and the clothing line House of Field.

Ina Garten:
Author of three Barefoot Contessa cookbooks. Host of Barefoot Contessa, a cooking and entertaining show on the Food Network. Featured in O, The Oprah Magazine.

Nicole Miller:
New York clothing designer and party host who's currently writing a book on entertaining and food.

Debra Ponzek:
Chef-owner of Aux Délices, a specialty food shop and catering business in Connecticut. Co-author, with Geralyn Delaney Graham, of The Summer House Cookbook. Former executive chef at Montrachet in New York City. If dinner is at your house this holiday season, Debra Ponzek has a menu for you!

Carolyne Roehm:
Former fashion designer. Author of six books, including At Home with Carolyne Roehm, an entertaining guidebook organized by season.


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