Annette Joseph knows how to throw a party — she is confident, full of laughs and totally at ease, as she whips up one Italian dish after another while guests simply sit back in awe of her skill. Annette learned from the best: after working alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, living alongside her best Italian girlfriends and spending over 20 years in the business of entertaining, cooking, and styling, it’s no surprise that the end product is perfection. “Nothing scares me about entertaining. People come to see you; once you realize this, that it’s the essence of entertaining, it takes all the pressure off. No fear.” Last fall, Annette released her book Picture Perfect Parties, and we all dashed to hear the entertaining queen’s stylish secrets. She beautifully brought the feel of Italian Riviera to her Atlanta home for this week’s installment of Entertaining With, and we couldn’t be more inspired!
photography by kathryn mccrary