LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED EDITOR’S POV
As an avid cocktail consumer turned abstainer ( j’attends un bébé), I have a holiday-etiquette bulletin: If you find that one of your guests doesn’t/can’t drink, just smile, ask what you can get her, say “Cheers!” when you hand her a Perrier and resume your conversation. Peppering partiers with questions about why (rehab? new diet? found God?) is more painful than a hangover, and there’s no prize for getting to the bottom of the boozy riddle. After all, your role for the evening is gracious host, not eggnog detective. KATHRYN HUDSON
The holidays are almost here! Don’t panic. We’ve got you.