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Amy Alkon applies her brand of blunt advice to empathetic hosting.

How do you throw a successful party? Free-flowing drink and a killer playlist must surely come high on the list, but it’s the ability to understand and respond to your guests’ emotional needs that will transform their evening into something to be enjoyed rather than politely endured. Amy Alkon—advice columnist and author of Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence—believes that understanding human behavior is key to ensuring that each guest feels included within the party. From

  • Words:
    Pip Usher
  • Photograph:
    Gustav Almestål
  • Styling:
    Andreas Frienholt

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  • Words:
    Pip Usher
  • Photograph:
    Gustav Almestål
  • Styling:
    Andreas Frienholt
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