FETE ACCOMPLI!
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CREATIVE ENTERTAINING

AUTHORS: LARA SHRIFTMAN, ELIZABETH HARRISON with KAREN ROBINOVITZ
PUBLISHER: Clarkson Potter; PUBLICATION DATE: August, 2004
ISBN: 1-400-4748-X USA; PRICE; $24. 95
Hardcover 2-color, 288 pages with 40 pages of 4-color photos

NEW YORK- Written and lived by acclaimed Public Relation Executives Lara Shriftman & Elizabeth Harrison with writer Karen Robinovitz, Fete Accompli! The Ultimate Guide to Creative Entertaining (Clarkson Potter, August 2004) is a complete manual filled with everything you always wanted to know about producing fun, fabulous and fierce soirees. From handmade invitations to how to stellar guest lists, Fete Accompli! The Ultimate Guide to Creative Entertaining demonstrates how creative ambience can be used to set the stage for extraordinary affairs. In this information-packed guide to cool, the authors show you how to be the host of hosts, whether you’re conjuring cocktails and cupcakes for fifty, a hangover brunch to heal your ten best friends, a sophisticated soirée, an afternoon tea or a 5AM nightcap, Fete Accompli! The Ultimate Guide to Creative Entertaining is a user-friendly reference book reminding us that anyone can throw a great party.

Filled with celebrity tips from Diane von Furstenberg, Donald Trump, Duchess of York, Lara Flynn Boyle, Michael Kors, Aerin Lauder, David Copperfield, Patrick McMullan, Bobbi Brown, and Hugh Jackman. Music tips from Sean “P Diddy” Combs, Moby, Russell Simmons, and DJ Samantha Ronson. Food tips from chefs Rocco DiSpirto and David Bouley and etiquette tips from Melissa & Joan Rivers and much more. Fete Accompli! The Ultimate Guide to Creative Entertaining covers such topics as locations, invitations, food, drinks, dessert, décor, lighting, sound, flowers, etiquette and recipes from the hottest restaurants and bars. Richly imagined and with a witty sense of impunity, the volume is a preparation aesthetic for anyone who enjoys the fine art of entertaining. Packed with practical advice, the book includes a comprehensive checklist to plan the ultimate party including themes to remember, how to whip up a stellar invitation, what to imbibe and injest, cheap tricks to make your party extra fab, what to stock in your bathroom, how to pose for a picture and what to wear.

Uber-publicists Lara Shriftman and Elizabeth Harrison the principles of the publicity, special events and marketing company Harrison & Shriftman, a firm that builds brands in the fashion, lifestyle, film, publishing and entertainment industries. Located in New York with branches in Los Angeles and Miami, Harrison and Shriftman have teamed up with Karen Robinovitz a New York-based writer who covers tony party scenes for Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and the New York Times to bring you 2004’s hottest title.

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