Tuesday, December 18th

The stilettos get a workout tonight as the perky fashion publicists at Alison Brod Public Relations head to Mara’s Homemade, a “totally fun and divey New Orleans restaurant,” said one staffer, for karaoke and cajun food (in honor of their blond boss’s fondly remembered undergraduate years at Tulane), while the more advanced-level eaters at Gourmet gather at editor Ruth Reichl’s Upper West Side apartment for “Faux Gras with Fig Compote and Homemade Crème Fraiche” and “Seared Flat Iron Steak with Butter-Jus Soaked Bread” (prepared by a caterer, sadly, not by Ms. Reichl). Meanwhile, back at Socialista, the gazelles at Vogue invite their colleagues at Vogue Living to sip $16 vodka-and-citrus concoctions, and pretend to eat food, with the doe-eyed, perpetually 22-year-old staff of Teen Vogue and the nervous suited gents of Men’s Vogue. And New York magazine, having accomplished their own festivities last week, attempts to make fun of everyone else’s with an “anti-office holiday party,” featuring the Upright Citizens Brigade at the Canal Room. Once Adam Moss gets bit by the party bug, there is no stopping him!

[Alison Brod holiday party, Mara’s Homemade, 342 East Sixth Street; Gourmet holiday party, private residence; Vogue holiday party, Socialista, 505 West Street; all invite only; New York magazine’s “Not Your Office Holiday Party,” Canal Room, 285 West Broadway, 8 p.m., nymag.com/nyxny]