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Tastemaker Charlotte Moss inspires readers to imbue everyday life with charm, romance, and good taste. Moss focuses on events – as small as breakfast in bed or tea in the afternoon or as elaborate as a festive Christmas luncheon or themed dinner party – and the artefacts of our lives (china, silver, linen) to create the backdrop for a life well lived.
Moss celebrates the day-to-day by bringing her enthusiasm and impeccable style to every domestic activity. Setting the table becomes a joy when putting together stylish combinations of placements, monogrammed linens, china, tableware, curios, and an abundance of flowers. From tasteful meals for one to grand occasions for friends and family, Moss chronicles her own aptitude for hospitality.
Style icons are conjured for their entertaining savvy: Pauline de Rothschild for her pioneering tabletop decoration, Marjorie Merriweather Post for her organisational precision, Leslie Blanch for her introduction of exotic delights to the table, and Elsie de Wolfe for her always-right recipes. Butler pantries are explored. Linen closets are catalogued. Flowers are collected from the garden and artfully arranged for a memorable meal. Charlotte Moss invites you into her world to discover how to make everyday an occasion.
"Moss provides poignant tips on how to choose music and menus, master a seating arrangement, and create an element of surprise that will keep every guest anticipating an invitation to future fetes." --Margaret Zainey Roux, Southern Home
ISBN: 9780847861859 ISBN-10: 0847861856 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 288 Published: 1st September 2018 Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 30.5 x 24.1
Weight (kg): 2.11