Amy Preiser is a contributing writer to The Salonniere who focuses on home and party design stories. Amy also writes for the Los Angeles Times, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, and New York magazine and has held senior editorial roles at Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Veranda, and AOL. She honed her small-space entertaining skills in her Brooklyn apartment but now lives in LA, where she is 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.