Bevy Smith: My Secrets to Throwing a Party

The Fashion Queens host on her Life With Vision bashes.

Tired of seeing your friends party on Instagram? Well, Fashion Queens host Bevy Smith is offering some advice on how to take the party from the virtual world to IRL.

“There is a market for this because people have lost the fine art of conversation,” she tells the New York Times about how people are yearning to connect in the real world and leave their computer screens behind for a little while. “People are so busy trying to network, they forget about connecting.”

Of course she knows a thing or two about how to throw a bash. She hosts events known as "Dining With Bevy: Life With Vision." The sit-down lunch parties and dinners, which gather together luminaries and celebrities alike, allow guests to really meet each other without the distractions of the online world.

There are also some rules she holds near and dear to her party philosophy: no social media or cellphones while at the table. “I don’t want people to slide off and Google you,” she shares about that steadfast rule.

And she stresses that folks, of all types, should think about throwing dinner or lunch parties more often instead of cocktail parties. Why? “A lot of times I got pushback from clients saying: ‘This is a lot of money. Why don’t we do a cocktail party?’ ” she says. “I say, ‘Well, no, because a cocktail party means transient conversation.’ ”

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[Sources: New York Times]

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