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Cocktail Parties With a Twist: Drink + Food + Style Hardcover November 5, 2002
This book is a lively guide to how to pull off a fabulously memorable cocktail party. The authors, who own a hip catering service in Los Angeles, detail how anyone can host an unforgettable event – from mixing a perfect cocktail to reconfiguring a room for maximum effect. Color photos of 14 sample gatherings, from romantic drinks for two to casual birthday parties to more formal soirees, provide an inspiring backdrop to the authors’ helpful ideas for setting the mood, from florals, fabrics, and lighting suggestions; and tips about guest list, layout, invitations, and timing. Ninety recipes for Aqua Vitae’s signature fresh cocktails and seasonal hors d’oeuvres accompany the party ideas, all ideal for hosts with a limited amount of time but a discerning palate.
Alexandra and Eliot Angle are the founders of Los Angeles’ Aqua Vitae, an event catering company and interior design service, known for its fresh style, that designs elegant soirees for distinguished clients. Ericka McConnell’s photographs have appeared in Oprah, Health, Bon Appetit, House & Garden, Martha Stewart Living, and Travel & Leisure, and are featured in STC’s Rebecca Cole: Tulip Obsessed products, and Yoga Within. She lives in New York.