No one has a sense of occasion quite like chef, designer, and hostess extraordinaire Stephanie Nass. From throwing intimate dinner parties at home to catering grand events for fashion's favorite brands, Chefanie (both her nickname and the eponymous title of her brand of entertaining must-haves) leaves no detail untouched. 

Perched in her light-filled Upper West Side apartment, Stephanie gave us a peek into her magical world of festive fêtes, brilliantly whipping up her version of an impromptu soirée and answering all of our desperate questions. A playfully elegant table dressed in a gold sequined cloth (very daring!) served as a warm greeting, topped with a tablescape bursting with topiaries sat in her signature blue-and-white urns, and place settings donning matching napkins bundled with agate rings. And of course, in true maximalist style, the perpetual hostess herself was suited in a custom Michael Andrews Bespoke ensemble of the same chic blue-and-white print. 

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[Photos by Yumi Matsuo Photography]