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Throw an Unfussy California-Style Holiday Party

“Skip the complicated mains and keep things simple with these quick, delicious recipes.

Throwing an effortless get-together is easier than it sounds. Start by compiling a short list of friends—10 to 12 people—and craft a casual yet chic menu of appetizers, a signature cocktail, and a tempting dessert. Next, add a light-­hearted activity to break the ice. At a Sunset ­Secret House Party in Beverly Hills, artist Lindsay Swearingen taught guests simple embroidery, while chef Ashley Rodriguez whipped up dishes from her cookbook, Let’s Stay In: More Than 120 Recipes to Nourish the People You Love. You can follow their lead ­using the recipes and other tips that follow. It doesnt get much easier than this.

Holiday Spritz

This sparkling cocktail is made with Jardesca, a grape spirit infused with botanicals.

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