While summers have a knack for spurring backyard barbecues and spontaneous picnics al fresco, cold-weather parties have a distinct charm all their own. For one, there’s crave-worthy comfort food that satisfies you to your core. Then there’s snug party attire (think chunky knits and comfy woolens). And of course who can leave out the cozy appeal of sitting by a blazing fire with your closest friends, lingering over a meal and glass (or three) of vino.
Below, the Barneys team dishes on how they host a winter get-together, from their favorite winter fare to dressing to impress.
Women’s Fashion Director
“A cozy room with a fireplace and good red wine.”
Creative Ambassador at Large
“If you are inviting a bunch of pals over, encourage them to overdress. Sequins and sparkle—and fluffy sweaters—can elevate the general mood.”
Chief Merchant, Executive Vice President
“A fire, scented candles and plenty of good wine. Sounds like a cliché, but it always makes me happy.”
Chief Executive Officer
“Individual chicken pot pies catered by Hank Tomashevski.”
“There is nothing better than Texas chili, except seafood gumbo, which is a lot harder to make.”
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
“The perfect homemade macaroni and cheese with four chesses and an extra crispy topping—served with lots of red wine, of course!”
- Alisha Prakash