Molly Sims is a woman of many talents. She’s had success as a model, appearing in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue multiple times, and has made television appearances on shows like Las Vegas and House of Style. Today, Sims is an accomplished writer, having a New York Times bestseller under her belt already. Her newest book, Everyday Chic, dives into the world of entertaining. We caught up with the skilled hostess to find out what inspired her to write, the best party she’s ever been to, and what's next.
What inspired you to write a book about entertaining and home life?
MOLLY SIMS: I’ve always been passionate about entertaining and my home, but even more so as a wife and mother. I think that’s the southern girl in me! My inspiration for Everyday Chic was to show people that entertaining shouldn’t be intimidating, and your home doesn’t need to be perfect all the time. It’s all about doing the best you can, embracing that 'happy mess,' as I call it, and adding in those chic and easy touches. I will say that I’m fortunate enough to be able to know and work with some pretty amazing designers, party planners, and homemakers who have taught me everything I know. The book is a way for me to share their effortless tips and tricks to live each day with style and grace.
What has been the best entertaining advice you've ever received?
MS: All you need is great people, great music, great food, and a lot of alcohol. People make a lot of fuss out of entertaining, but I think the buildup is worse than it really is. It doesn’t even matter what your stuff looks like! The devil’s in the details. You can literally just pour Coca-Cola in a glass but add a lime wedge, or you can order delivery and serve it on the nice china.
What was the best party you have ever been to, and what made it so wonderful?
MS: Believe it or not, my favorite party included a DIY taco bar and margaritas. It was super casual and I loved it because it was a nice change from the norm. The host didn’t seem fussy about anything and the guests followed suit. That’s what I mean by the devil is in the details. Even though it was casual, the DIY taco bar still managed to be chic with colorful bowls, plates, and a chalkboard menu.