Love is about more than sharing your drawer space with someone else. This Valentine’s Day, send good vibes to all the people who matter to you—from the ex that you love like a brother to the foodie that invites you to dinner every Sunday. (And don’t forget your grandma, either.) See below for our official guide to navigating the day of love.
Grandmothers are bastions of fine manners, and ours always had strong opinions on drinks—mixed, shaken, stirred, and especially spilled. A consummate hostess, she taught us that putting one’s guests at ease is the golden rule of giving a gracious party. So when a festive cocktail party climaxes in a brandy stain on her favorite kaftan or bust of Marie Antoinette, she never fumbles for the right course of action.