The Lucky Guide To Throwing A Great Party

Three Los Angeles style setters share their secrets for chic—and easy!—year-round entertaining.

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Sparkles turn a basic tee into something glamorous and evening-appropriate.
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"I like chunky statement jewelry with a handmade feel."
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Glass bottles make the most basic drink seem old-school and elegant.
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"I use sculptural, brushed metal flatware for both everyday meals and special occasions."
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"Combining white dinnerware with my fancy china keeps the vibe casual."
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"Even my kids use cloth napkins—colorful ones are ideal for camouflaging stains."
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"Simple, graceful flats are my go-to—I can't walk in heels."
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The swirling olive-wood grain brings new sophistication to table salt.
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Different shades help avoid awkward is-this-my-drink-or-yours? moments.
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"Low-maintenance cotton napkins done up in an exuberant Suzani print."
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"The pattern here reminds me of the gorgeous tile work you find in Southern Spain."
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Strappy and sexy—and the wedge heel means pain-free mingling all night.
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"Itty-bitty jewelry is so not my thing—I'll use a strong cuff as the focal point for an outfit."
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They're big and they'll get noticed but are still so delicate that they feel refined.
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"Perfect for cooking paella or stew—and handsome enough to serve it in."
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"I'm big on color. Bright accessories really make the place come to life."
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"Muted serape-ish stripes have an exotic throwback quality I love."
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"I don't even mind if it gets a couple of stains; I don't like anything too pristine."
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"These woodsy serving utensils have such a lovely, earthy vibe."
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A soft, sun-faded palette tones down the graphic print.
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"Prosecco with blackberries and Cointreau is one of my favorites. I serve it in short stemless glasses—it feels French."
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This cuff lends a subtle flash with its vaguely futuristic design.
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"I like happy, mellow music—Little Joy and Gillian Welch are just right for a dinner party soundtrack."
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The ankle length is ideal for showing off a great pair of shoes.

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