I am super excited about fellow Texan and fashion designer Lela Rose’s new book Prêt-a-Party: Great Ideas for Good Times and Creative Entertaining. Known for her modern whimsical fashions, Lela Rose is also a seasoned and passionate hostess. This book has it all...from a spirited Couples’ Cook-off to a kid-friendly “Primp Your Ride” bike picnic, to an elegant White Christmas dinner, Lela presents a fresh take on the average fête. Prêt-a-Party features unique ideas for decoration, recipes for cocktails and key dishes, and tips for throwing everything together in an easy and enjoyable way. This is not only one for the bookshelf, but I believe it's a beautiful reference book that will be used again and again. It will certainly be well-thumbed in my kitchen!