Celebrated interior designer and social titan Nicky Haslam shares his top five tips on how to really 'make' a party.
"Let’s face it, parties are often great fun - different people, new settings - and it’s best not to be standoffish about them: as Lady Diana Cooper told me, 'Go - you can always leave'. By going, I’ve met many of the most inspirational and historic figures at parties worldwide. Giving them is a different ball game. One either enjoys it or not. I happen to love the planning - finding the right place, deciding on the decor, the unexpected surprises."