As a restaurateur, chef and star of Giada at Home, Giada De Laurentiis knows how to host an epic party. The 49-year-old Food Network personality comes from a long line of incredible Italian entertainers, so you bet we picked her brain for hosting tips when we recently chatted with her about her Nutella partnership.
Sure, we expected her ultimate party-throwing hacks to include pasta and a great bottle (or three) of wine, but we definitely weren’t expecting her choice of footwear—or total lack thereof—to be a factor. But, once she explains it, her tactic makes total sense. Just like De Laurentiis’s three other tips for throwing a soirée for the ages.