Lauren Conrad talks favorite party ideas
"I've been really busy, but I enjoy cooking. It's nice to spend 30 minutes to an hour just having a drink, making dinner and listening to music," Conrad says. "It's my wind-down for the day."
The things that she most likes to cook include Caesar salads with homemade dressing and chicken with artichokes over pasta with a white wine sauce. That latter dish is apparently her specialty.
"I usually try and do new stuff or tweak [recipes] -- nothing crazy, I am not a chef," Conrad explains. "The craziest I get is swapping out ingredients or trying to make delicious recipes a little healthier."
She says that one of the most important things about entertaining is presentation. She said, "I am all about presentation. I really enjoy baking, and if I go somewhere and bring a dessert, I always bake a pie. That was the idea behind [my XO(eco) carriers]. I was always balancing a pie in my lap on the car ride there and trying not to spill it."
She joined with a company called BlueAvacado to launch the XO(eco) line of travel accessories for food and other uses. For a warm weather party Conrad suggests a bring your favorite cocktail theme so you have plenty of boozes and lots to try.