In your opinion, what is the best genre of music to play during get-togethers?
The most important thing is to know your audience, but personally I find Jazz or more specifically Portuguese jazz and Bossa Nova with a few contemporary melodies scattered in by artists such as Amy Winehouse are a crowd pleaser across the board.
What are some mistakes to avoid when hosting a party?
Playing music too loudly, ignoring the importance of ambient lighting, lack of abundant food and drink, and not giving the proper attention to the guestlist.
What is your number 1 rule when hosting a party?
Go the extra mile with the details: fresh flowers, candlelight, music, and a well-appointed bar are key aspects of every successful soiree.
What are some tips to make your guests feel more comfortable or loosen up?
I find introductions immensely effective in making my guests feel at home when entering a party. Connecting individuals with common interests or professions will further interaction among company.