Amy Preiser is a lifestyle journalist who writes frequently for print and online publications including the Los Angeles Times, New York magazine, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, and The Salonniere. As a design editor in New York, Amy held senior roles at ELLE DECOR, House Beautiful, Veranda, and AOL, and honed her small-space entertaining skills in her Brooklyn apartment. Now in the LA area, she’s experimenting with the additional square-footage and celebration possibilities California holds. Amy loves cocktails made with lavender and talking with party guests about the impact of birth order on family dynamics.