This Wednesday, from 6 to 8 pm, I’m helping one of my best friends, Melissa, plan an event at the jewelry store she manages, the Gallery of Jewels. The night is a celebration of local brands including cosmetics, perfume, and jewelry. There will be bubbly and a small assortment of nibbles. Since party food is my forte, tomorrow Melissa and I will be in the kitchen preparing all of the snacks. There will be heart-shaped shortbread and mushroom phyllo tartlets — yum! We’d love it if you could join us, so grab some girlfriends and stop by the store, which is on Post Street, just off of Union Square, on Wednesday.