Do you prefer formal invitations for holiday parties? I used to handwrite every invitation on my personal stationery. Then I started doing engraved invitations using my handwriting as the font. Two years ago I picked light ivory paper with luminescent blue script. Continental Corporate Engravers has printed all of my stuff for the past 12 years (718-797-0900; $300 for 100).
How do you celebrate the holidays? For me, it's all about the tree. At my house in Bellport, on Long Island, I always trim the tree with magical, old ornaments I've collected. My Manhattan apartment has 18-foot ceilings, so it can handle a big tree. I do a different theme each year. Once I focused on gold tones, both matte and shiny, along with garlands made of different kinds of leaves. Another year, I used insane amounts of silver tinsel.
What glassware do you use for entertaining? I'll usually set the table with vintage glassessay, a tall colored one and an etched goblet. A lot of my glassware designs were inspired by my personal collection ($9 for "Kizmet" trumpet glass, $27 for "Etched" trumpet vase, $7 for "Kizmet" pink glass from Marshall Field's; 800-MFIELDS).