Omicron derail your big holiday plans? Well you're certainly not alone. Whether you're skipping the trip home or scaling down your gathering, your festive feast can still be as fabulous as ever. Just ask hostess with the most, Christine Chiu. Like most of us, "this holiday season I’m focusing on really intimate experiences," says the socialite and Bling Empire star. "But just because our guest count is lessened doesn’t mean the impact has to be." If you're looking for easy ways to elevate even the most intimate gathering, she's got plenty of advice to share.

[Photos courtesy Christine Chiu]