Small space entertaining

September 8, 2010

With every group starting back up after the hiatus of summer, the social calendar is mite busy.  Hosting in a tiny studio makes the hostess be as ruthless at "editing" her menu & guest list as a Vogue stylist with the nimbleness of a Cirque de Soleil performer. So I'm always on the prowl for easy ideas to create a fun experience for friends. I mean, let's face it,  things can get boring for all if you don't change it up a bit....While having breakfast at the Ace Hotel (put on your hit list if you haven't already),  I got this adorable granola at the Breslin Restaurant and thought what a great idea to knock off.  

Name tags + Cellophane Bags (they sell these at The Container Store) + Yummy Granola.  

Recently, a work colleague was coming over for lunch so I created a setting inspired by a massive closet clean out session. I cut placemats out of old wallpaper remnants to serve as our placemats and paired it with modern shaped dishware.  Add a touch of whimsy (ceramic bird and flower salt shaker of my Grandmother's) and I was ready.  Note: The wallpaper was rolling up so I used double sided tape to affix to the table.  Nothing is better than using something you love (wallpaper sample) in a new fresh way.   Since there were just two of us, we sat at my "office" desk (also known as the dining room table) and it worked perfectly.  

Live large, 


The Smiths in NYC said...


Henley on the Horn said...

I'm ready for din-nah in November!

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