Holiday Entertaining 2013:
Stress-Free Holiday Party Tricks
Use Up Glitter From a School Project
Search your home for clear, decorative canisters. If you don't have any handy, invest in a few (like this set of 3 at crateandbarrel.com for $59.95) because they won't go to waste. You can use them to store snacks in the kitchen or cotton balls in the bathroom during the rest of the year. For the holidays, Stark suggests filling them with confetti, glitter and sequins for a sparkly touch. "It creates a glimmering holiday tableau," he said.
Evangeline Lilly swept onto the red carpet at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug premiere in a black slightly sheer Alberta Ferretti gown with a lace overlay and tiers of tulle at the skirt, keeping all accessories to a minimum, save for studs and a gold bracelet.