Throwing an intimate get-together is a lot like baking a cake—while you can change up the flavor (chocolate or red velvet?), there are a few ingredients that are absolutely essential in ensuring that it comes out just right. So, as we near one of the most social times of the year, we called on three of our most talented LA-based friends who happen to be very familiar with these ingredients, to plan an easy, sustainable holiday gathering. We hope they inspire you to throw a party of your own.
Her razor-sharp cheekbones and smattering of freckles automatically make Pan Yan stand-out in the sea of models. Both striking and approachable, and we love the versatility of her look—after all, a simple swipe of lipstick takes her from tomboy-cool to full-on glamazon. Yan doesn’t wear makeup in her everyday life but she does have one unusual trick she learned from her mom that keeps her looking great. Read on to find out what it is.
With an entrepreneur father and an interior designer mom, it’s no wonder Candice Kislack fills her days marrying outside-the-box ideas with real, lasting impactful business strategies. She’s one of those rare people who is equal parts business and creative, best displayed through her work to help launch, grow, and run trailblazing One for One brand TOMS Shoes.