Some of my favorite holiday memories have stemmed from cocktail parties with friends. They're where nobody takes themselves too seriously, high heels are always banned, and gifts like the fish bag are a welcome addition. As much as I love getting dressed up for a beautiful dinner this time of year, there's also something to be said for consuming cheap wine and frozen appetizers while wearing elastic pants. Don't judge, you know you love it.
(massimo giacon & alessi's nativity at A+R Store, handlebar mustache corkscrew from Fred Flare, lacquer bar cart by Jonathan Adler, vino wine glasses from Crate and Barrel, eno’s blow bowls from A+R Store, ice buckets by Iomoi, elf candleholder from CB2)