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Occasions

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780743250658
Author(s): Kate Spade
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Dimensions: 161 x 211 x 15 (w x l x h)
Pages: 111
Series: New Series of Lifestyle Books

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Every occasion calls out for something extra, whether it's flowers you set on the table, foods to honor a special gathering, or the selection of music. For both hostess and guest, consideration of those around you is among the most important qualities for any enjoyable occasion. A smile and sense of humor are also essential, and before the canapes and night lighting a good hostess is ultimately defined by a welcoming and gracious demeanor.

In "Occasions, " designer Kate Spade invites you into her world of easy, festive entertaining, where the emphasis is not on "the perfect meal" but on having "the perfect time." It's a world where laughter and conversation at dinner parties are encouraged and where spilled red wine on the couch is no reason to stop the music. As Kate says, "Making your guests feel at home is truly an art and it's one worth cultivating."

Any occasion begins with preparation, and at the outset Kate describes such basic components as lighting (votive candles are a must); table linens, flatware, and glassware; flowers (trimmed short and tightly massed); even bedding for overnight or weekend guests. Party shopping lists, hors d'oeuvres and cocktail favorites, and dinner party menus are all included. An "Alphabet of Special Events," from baby showers to tailgate picnics, is both anecdotal and useful for would-be hostesses everywhere.

Whether you entertain a lot or a li
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