NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Just because we’re in New York City doesn’t mean we don’t love a little southern comfort every now and then.

Danielle Rollins, the premiere hostess of the south and author of Soiree: Entertaining With Style, joined The Couch to share some entertaining and decorating tips for the new autumn season.

Rollins has hosted parties for the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Rachel Roy, Lela Rose, author Emily Giffin, architect Gil Schafer and designer Miles Redd.

Her most important tip? Invite people you enjoy being with, be gracious and keep things simple.

The entertaining expert kicks off her new book tour in New York  City Tuesday. Before hitting the press tour, she whipped us up a signature cocktail: Blood orange Old Fashions. Check out more cocktail ideas and home style tips by checking out the video below.

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