We were asked to lunch last week. When I walked into the space and saw the table, I knew all would be well - such sensible simplicity and such ease. (No mountains of tinsel and poinsettia crowding the table.)
You'd be hard pressed to find a more beautiful plate. Steph and I used to haunt the auctions where she found (for a song) this vintage pile of Villeroy & Boch - plates, sauceboats and platters. (Haven’t been able to date nor name it yet.)
It doesn’t get much better than to be invited to someone’s house. The end of the year, the festive season, whatever you wish to call it, there’s going to be a lot of hospitality going on. And it’s not about the food. We do it because we want to be with each other. So let’s have some open discussion this month on making it all happen, with dignity and grace.
Three simple pointers to start with, for both sides…
Be the best host/e
Be the best guest.
What are your pointers? Comment below.