Evacontrib-optimizedEva Ingvarson
Eva is a total word nerd and a big fan of kitchen gadgets, retro cocktails and pop culture trivia. Because she would rather DIY than buy, she enjoys taking on new projects like knitting and making her own vinegar and pickles.

Favorite Party Drink: Champagne
Favorite Party Song: Groove Is in the Heart — Deee-Lite

LALcontribLindsay Viner
Lindsay is Evite’s resident product junkie. Current fixations include (but are not limited to) seasonal makeup collections, peep-toe pumps and artfully photographed cookbooks.

Favorite Party Drink: Vodka Tonic
Favorite Party Song: It Takes Two — Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

LissaElizabeth Hurchalla
Elizabeth mixes a mean mint julep and once built a papier-mâché volcano for a luau party. She started her career as a BBC Radio reporter and baked carrot cakes for restaurants on the side. Elizabeth makes a big deal out of birthdays, clears the table when invited over for dinner and is consistently first on the dance floor.

Favorite Party Drink: Harvey Wallbanger
Favorite Party Song: U Got the Look — Prince

whitneyWhitney Friedlander
Evite’s resident gal about town, Whitney likes playing the six-degrees game with and remembering key facts about everyone she meets. Your birthday’s in July, right? She’s the LA hostess for journalism networking group Ed 2010 and covers the restaurant and bar scene for Citysearch. While she can’t cook, she does enjoy fried food at a good happy hour.

Favorite Party Drink: Vodka Cranberry
Favorite Party Song: Manic Monday — The Bangles

GContribGrace Jidoun
Grace spends her free time pureeing veggies for her son while dreaming of extravagant finger foods. Her favorite meal? A dinner of appetizers. Her latest fascination? Off-beat recipes for tea sandwiches. Grace ran the research department at Bon Appétit and was a reporter at Vanity Fair and Money. Nowadays, you can find her playing peek-a-boo in the park.

Favorite Party Drink: Mint Fizz
Favorite Party Song: You Dropped a Bomb on Me — Gap Band

Ron-bostonRon Kelly
Ron is a freelance writer, fresh off a managing editor post at the Parents Baby Group. He enjoys country music, playing competitive tennis, professional bull riding, parentheticals, bowling with his team the Britney Spares, and talking to random people at parties. (Not necessarily in that order.) Oh, yeah: He will dance you into the mothafunkin’ ground.

Favorite Party Drink: Domestic beer (or maybe a nice Alizé)
Favorite Party Song: Baby I’m Burning — Dolly Parton

ChristineLandryChristine Landry
Christine spends entirely too much time dressed in costume for various bizarrely themed events. She’s from Tennessee, favors Kentucky bourbon and hates potatoes for unknown reasons. Her rum cake is legendary, but you probably already knew that. You can visit her oft-neglected blog at www.thecookingcritic.com.

Favorite Party Drink: Maker’s Mark and ginger ale
Favorite Party Song: September — Earth, Wind and Fire