T Magazine’s December 4 Holiday issue titled “All Together Now” is devoted to “(t)he wayward joy of the dinner party” and the T team “dropped in on 12 gatherings around the world, from Tokyo to New Orleans to Paris and beyond.” Each gathering got a cover and story and my favorite is Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli with his friends. If 2021 was my year of the family, 2022 was devoted to my friends.
I hosted my heart out starting with my birthday last spring and ending with a number of Christmas luncheons. I reconnected with a college roommate, invited women I wanted to know better, had long overdue catch-ups, and introduced friends from different facets of my life — it was an incredible gift to myself. Here’s to many more gatherings in 2023!