THE SOCIAL 101: NICOLE’S FAVORITE SPOTS FOR HOLIDAY PARTIES

Hi! Nicole here. The holiday season is in full swing, and today I’m excited to share a few of my favorite places to throw a fabulous holiday party. What I love about LA is that every neighborhood has its own charm and character, and if you look hard enough, you can always find a place that fits what you’re looking for.

THE SOCIAL 101: NICOLE'S TIPS FOR PLANNING YOUR COMPANY HOLIDAY PARTY

Hi! Nicole here, sharing some tips to help planning your company holiday party go as smoothly as possible. The holidays are just around the corner, which means it's time to celebrate! This time of year draws crowds to restaurants and retail spaces for end-of-year gatherings and holiday parties. Planning your company holiday party may seem like a daunting task, but with a little creativity and a few insider tips, you can host a special evening that all of your guests are sure to enjoy. Here are a few of my favorite ideas to help you plan a successful company holiday party.

THE SOCIAL SPOT: ESTERS

Tucked in a refurbished 1937 Art Deco building, Esters Wine Shop & Bar strikes a delicate balance between classy and inviting for Santa Monica wine-loving crowd. The decor, a blend of Art Deco and Parisian flea market with racks of wine beautifully stacked from floor to ceiling, creates a relaxing ambiance in a bright space with ornate touches.

PARTYING WITH A PASTA PRO

Avner Lavi may not be a household name, but he’s arguably one of LA’s carb cooking kings. A veteran of the local dining scene, he honed his skills at Italian hotspots like Sotto and Bestia before striking out on his own as chef and owner of Cento Pasta Bar, a critically acclaimed, roving pop-up that takes over local restaurants otherwise “dark” for lunch or dinner service.