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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 canapand#233;s and night lighting a good hostess is ultimately defined by a welcoming and gracious demeanor. andlt;BRandgt; In andlt;Iandgt;Occasions,andlt;/Iandgt; 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." andlt;BRandgt; 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. andlt;BRandgt; Whether you entertain a lot or a little, and whether your style is casual or formal, andlt;Iandgt;Occasions,andlt;/Iandgt; with more than 230 charming watercolor illustrations, is a handy and fresh approach to the subject, a book to be treasured today and over the years. Above all, at any gathering "hospitality makes for infectious fun."

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kate spade new york: places to go, people to see focuses on the how, where and why of travel through the lens of the always-inspired kate spade new york girl. this new volume features vibrant photography, old-world glamour, a dash of charm and inspirational quotes, tips and words of wisdom that every kate spade new york girl should know. kate spade new york: places to go, people to see showcases chic destinations such as paris, new york city, the amalfi coast, marrakech, tokyo, and st moritz, along with ways to incorporate those things seen, heard and experienced into life back home. kate spade new york: places to go, people to see will have you booking a plane ticket the moment you finish turning the pages!

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In this relaxed, witty guide, Kate Spade provides creative and practical suggestions for every aspect of planning, throwing, and enjoying the perfect event. Divided into three sections--The Mise-en-Scene, Tried'N True Party Standards, and An Alphabet of Special Events--"Occasions covers all the basis as well as details that can turn a regular get-together into a special event. From setting the scene to music selection, linens to lighting, guest rooms to hostess gifts, Kate's unique blend of imagination and stylish propriety make "Occasions the perfect guide to innovative, easy-going entertaining.

About the Author

kate spade new york started with four people in 1993. It has grown a bit since then, but the charming dream-big, anything-is-possible mentality has stayed the same. In the last 20+ years, the once-handbag company has become a global lifestyle brand with shops around the world and categories including handbags, clothing, jewelry, shoes, stationery, accessories, fragrance, and home.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743250658
Editor:
Peltason, Ruth
Editor:
Leach, Julia
Editor:
Leach, Julia
Editor:
Peltason, Ruth
Author:
Spade, Kate
Author:
kate spade new york
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Entertaining
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Tablesetting
Subject:
Etiquette
Subject:
Entertaining - Party Planning
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Table Setting
Subject:
Fashion
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
New Series of Lifestyle Books
Series Volume:
1260
Publication Date:
April 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 color illustrations
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
11.5 x 9.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
kate spade new york: places to go, people to see focuses on the how, where and why of travel through the lens of the always-inspired kate spade new york girl. this new volume features vibrant photography, old-world glamour, a dash of charm and inspirational quotes, tips and words of wisdom that every kate spade new york girl should know. kate spade new york: places to go, people to see showcases chic destinations such as paris, new york city, the amalfi coast, marrakech, tokyo, and st moritz, along with ways to incorporate those things seen, heard and experienced into life back home. kate spade new york: places to go, people to see will have you booking a plane ticket the moment you finish turning the pages!

and#160;

"Synopsis" by , In this relaxed, witty guide, Kate Spade provides creative and practical suggestions for every aspect of planning, throwing, and enjoying the perfect event. Divided into three sections--The Mise-en-Scene, Tried'N True Party Standards, and An Alphabet of Special Events--"Occasions covers all the basis as well as details that can turn a regular get-together into a special event. From setting the scene to music selection, linens to lighting, guest rooms to hostess gifts, Kate's unique blend of imagination and stylish propriety make "Occasions the perfect guide to innovative, easy-going entertaining.
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