This book, The Guide to Living Colorfully by Kate Spade New York. Is a veritable manifesto to how I live my life. It may be hard to find, but if you can get your hands on a copy you won't regret it. It offers how to think, dress, charm, decorate, travel, and celebrate colorfully, and not one bad piece of guidance.
A few of my favorite notes:
How to make a mix tape - Unexpected tunes provide interest to your mix.
Too much color is never enough - I live this strategy every day. More is more.
Pamper your visitors- Put out nice toiletries or extra slippers so your guests feel like they are on vacation.
Signature drinks - host parties with a signature cocktail. Mine would be a St. Germain Cocktail with a lime twist.
Live in technicolor, friends, it is much more fun!