It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For me it really is. I LOVE Christmas. I still believe in the magic of Santa, and I happily stoke the flames of wonder in my two daughters. Jingle Bells, dreams of a white Christmas, Bing Crosy, Michael Bublé, Mariah Carey and even the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, whatever your (cinnamon spiced?) cup of tea, they’re all here to ring in the season. Yes, it’s the time of year when red sweaters, dresses, socks and sundry steal the spotlight at cookie swap parties, festive cocktail soirees, and holiday concerts. And while it’s true that there are many ways to get dressed for a holiday party, (check back in the coming weeks for a few festive examples), for me, once the countdown to Christmas has begun, I reach for a red cocktail dress. The dress I’m wearing here, by designer Cengiz Abazoglu, fits the bill nicely. It’s at once flirty and sophisticated. It says, “Yes! I’d love a glass of bubbly!”. And I would, so I can raise it and wish you all the happiest of holidays!