Stylish Moments

Tonight, we party

My friends and I chat constantly, but every once in a while we like to get together IRL Mathilde, 24 years old, black belt in the art of cupcake baking

Is it true that when you start working, you party less? “NOOOOOO !” says Mathilde. Whenever she can, this young product manager invites round her mates from university, her 12 roller derby team mates, their plus ones—the more, the merrier !

Mathilde's pro tips for throwing a brilliant party

Something to tickle the taste buds

One of my friends adores white wine. Every time she comes round, she has us taste a new vintage (or at least she tries to). We know nothing about wine but we don’t let that get keep us from holding forth about whatever wine we taste. We do our snootiest impressions of a sommelier and collapse in fits of laughter.

Quick tip This is no time for plastic cups. Tastings call for balloon glasses. Everyone gets one glass for the night (I use stickers to tell whose is whose), otherwise I'd be running the dishwasher all night.

I'll handle dessert

Whether I have 8, 15 or 30 guests, I always prepare the dessert myself. I want my cakes to be memorable, so I spare no effort. My cupcakes, for example, are always very colourful and sophisticated. For a great presentation, I arrange them on a tiered stand. For Halloween, I even made a carrot cake in the shape of a brain.

Quick tip I always bake my cakes the night before. That way, if they don't come out, I have time to bake more. OK, I admit it, I'm a bit obsessive about it.

Set of 8 customizable glasses

4 stemmed glass 40 cl – 13 1/2 oz.
4 flutes 17 cl – 5 3/4 oz.
8 foot
8 matching Connectcolor®
1 cleaning basket with its storage lid

Wanderlust

My parties are all themed—the last one was “Mardi Gras in New Orleans”—and everything is planned to match, including the décor, the playlist and the menu. I always get inspired on my trips. I’m off to Dublin soon…I’m sure to come back full of ideas !

Quick tip I post my most gorgeous creations on Instagram and Pinterest. Why shouldn't everyone have a chance to enjoy them ?