[SOCIAL CIRCLES] OCC ASIO NS THE PARTY LINE From left: Toni Moceri, Danielle Rollins; (standing) Amy Brumﬁ eld and Brielle Loweinsohn; (sitting) Christine Glavine, Shelly Justice and Lisa Stein. “I always do my own ﬂ ower arrangements,” admits Rollins. “These are a lovely mix of snowberries, hydrangeas and maidenhair ferns I just put in a vase.” A BLOODY GOOD BRUNCH By Stephanie Davis Smith | Photography by Sara Hanna … 40 THE ATL ANTAN JUNE 2014 GUESTS WEARING L.A. STEIN JEWELRY In between developing her own line of home and entertaining accessories and mothering four children, lifestyle sage and author of Soirée: Entertaining With Style Danielle Rollins found time to invite The Atlantan over for an intimate brunch with a few of her fabulous friends. “I love a party centered around Bloody Marys,” says the gastronome. “It’s the perfect drink at any time of the year, and everyone can do them to their own taste.” While she has quite an upscale aesthetic, Rollins admits she enjoys throwing get-togethers where everyone can be casual. “I want guests to feel like they can kick off their shoes under the table,” she discloses. While no one parted with their Jimmy Choos during the festivities, the afternoon was ﬁ lled with easygoing laughter and delicious fare. Here, Rollins reveals a few of her tips and tricks for a Bloody Mary bash. RAISE THE BAR A DIY Bloody Mary bar includes mini Tabasco bottles, Hangar One roasted-chipotle vodka, Referent horseradish-infused vodka, Grey Goose vodka, candied bacon, pickled vegetables, full-leaf celery stalks, olives, Worcestershire sauce, cherry tomatoes and Mexican beer to make Micheladas (aka the Mexican Bloody Mary). “The bar cannot be an afterthought. Itʼs the ﬁ rst thing guests head for, so make it a wow!” advises Rollins. BOTTLE SERVICE Rollins prefers Zing Zang or Freshies Bloody Mary mix, and dips the La Rochere glass rim in a bowl of lime and lemon juice, and then into a celery-salt and sea-salt mixture on a small plate before crafting the drink. A rattan ice bucket adds a vintage ﬂ air.