Serena & Lily's powerhouse co-founder, Lily Kanter, happily juggles life, family, and frequent dinner parties in her turn-of-the-century Mill Valley, California, estate.
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This, of course, includes the hostess herself, who makes a conscious effort to stay out of the kitchen during party time, greeting each merrymaker at the front door with a drink and a smile. "I like to be wrapped up with everything by the time the first guest arrives," she says. "I want to be out there enjoying myself, too!"