Tulips and Thyme
Florist-about-town Kati Wagner of Tulips and Thyme, whose bespoke arrangements of elegant, understated florals appear regularly at the Waldorf and the St. Regis, advises her clients to embrace change. “Don’t force it,” she says. “Things are different for everyone. Instead of feeling pressure to try to create the traditional holiday dinner or cocktail party, embrace the smaller numbers and try something new.” Wagner invites clients to involve friends and family when selecting a theme, create handmade place cards, and center the meal on a board game. “A scaled-down evening with your favorite people is much more intimate than a large event. Make it a personal experience—set a smaller table, make it really full and lush, go all out.” For floral arrangements, thoughtful decor, and accents visit tulipsandthyme.com.