An impromptu cocktail party

There's something lovely about an impromptu gathering. One minute I'm spending my Sunday prepping for the week, when out of the blue, I'm sipping cocktails with girlfriends, sprawled out on a living room rug. You see, my friend Mary-Catherine can make a new friend in minutes. She can interconnect them with her other friends within weeks. She knows everybody. And on a recent Sunday, she decided to have last-minute cocktails in her home, watching new bonds form around her. We needed this Sunday more than we knew. We're exhausted by the news cycle of doom, career demands and domestic responsibilities. Many of...