19 Bella Tapas BYOB Restaurant

THIS WINTER, THROW THE KIND OF PARTY YOUR FRIENDS WOULD HATE TO MISS

THIS WINTER, THROW THE KIND OF PARTY YOUR FRIENDS WOULD HATE TO MISS

“Elegance is refusal,” someone said. (Probably Coco Chanel. Possibly Diana Vreeland. Maybe both.) But that doesn’t mean you live like a shut-in. Autumn is here. The air is brisk. Call your friends and invite them over for a drink—trust us, doing this will feel good. Entertain them. And do so elegantly—this is where the “refusal” part comes in. Stay chill. Decline to work yourself into a frenzy. Have things on hand—premade cocktails in the freezer, tins of caviar in the fridge, Italian honey in the pantry, beautiful kitchen tools arrayed on the counter—that will make your hosting appear effortless and, yes, elegant. All you have to do is pour a glass and pop open a top. Leisure time, after all, should feel leisurely. —Jeff Gordinier

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