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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."

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743250658
Editor:
Peltason, Ruth
Editor:
Leach, Julia
Editor:
Leach, Julia
Editor:
Peltason, Ruth
Author:
Spade, Kate
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
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
New Series of Lifestyle Books
Series Volume:
1260
Publication Date:
April 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-c t-o; colored-coated ends
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 15.085 oz

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"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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