Holiday Party Tips - Bourbon and Pearls

My last guest in the series on Holiday Party Tips is Tabitha from BOURBON AND PEARLS. She lives in Scotland, but dreams of living in LA. She can't live without early morning spin classes, vintage first editions and Pol Roger champagne. Don't you love her already??

Best Source For Holiday Party Inspiration

Tabitha presses her nose against THE ADMIRAL CRICHTON'S site like the little matchgirl: their name is synonymous with the best parties and events in the country, they have delicious cocktails recipes, mouthwatering canapes and excel at table design.

Favorite Holiday Cocktail for Serving Guests

Why make cocktails, when given a choice, everyone always picks champagne. Serve it in vintage coupes, after two glasses everyone thinks they are drinking vintage champagne!

Favorite Party You Attend Every Holiday Season

The Spectator's Annual CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT in London, warmed by Winter Pimm's, mince pies and chestnuts.

Best Hostess Gift for Under the Tree

Keep things classic and traditional. Gold and Frankincense are a little hard to come by these days, but DIPTYQUE have hostess gifts all wrapped up with their evocative Myrrhe candle.

Best Holiday Tunes For Entertaining

Christmas classics sung by FRANK SINATRA will always set the right tone for any party.

Favorite Holiday Tradition

Every December, Tabitha tucks  misteltoe, and ivy into her door wreath to celebrate the winter solstice and to garner the hope and protection they have offered since times past. Find one HERE.

Photo Credits: Tiny White Daisies, Flicker


  1. Gorgeous post! SO much beauty on one page!
    Have a Merry Christmas, Kate.

  2. You can't beat Sinatra or the scents wafting from a Diptyque candle.....beautiful ideas and inspirations and I can just imagine how amazing that Spectators concert is!! Merry Christmas!

  3. So pretty and festive! Love the wreath and using unconventional plants - I'll have to add mistletoe next year. Wishing you a very merry and all the best in 2012, Kate.

  4. Beautiful post! I think I'll try pouring my champagne like that! Have a wonderful holiday. Merry Christmas

  5. Oh you've gussied me up quite beautifully! Thank you so much for asking me over, have a very Merry Christmas!