24th Dec 2015
If how to be the perfect guest is the question then Kate Spade’s wisdom is the answer. Highly admired Kate Spade is the doyenne of good taste. Here she shares her wisdom so that we may emulate her grace … and always get invited back.
Dream guests are made of this
? Come with a hearty appetite and rested soul.
? Don’t show up early or, for a sit-down or time-sensitive event, arrive more than 15 minutes late.
? Arrive festively well dressed.
? Put your phone away.
? Talk to the person on your left, and your right. Listen thoughtfully and ask questions.
? RSVP to an invitation within three days.
? If you are suddenly unable to attend, give your hostess immediate notice.
? Don’t arrive at a loss for words. Read the paper or a news website.
? Come armed with a few conversation starters … but don’t feel compelled to channel Oscar Wilde.
? Sit at the table at the same time as other guests.
? Pass dishes counterclockwise. Unless everyone is already going left.
? Ask if anyone would like the last piece before you take it.
? Be the first to make a toast and last to say goodnight.
? Send a little thank-you gift, either before? or after.
“I was confused. Hadn’t I just been told this was a perfect time to be pregnant?” she questioned. Actress Cortney...
Hiking a mountain and breast pumping – now, that’s what we call multitasking at its finest. Mandy Moore enjoyed an...
Your brain health is just as important as that of the rest of your body, says psychologist and neuroscientist Dr...
Painting kitchen cabinets can be transformative and can be achieved relatively low-cost, but you need the right equipment, and a lot of...
Sarah Harding has died at the age of just 39, her heartbroken mother revealed today. The Girls Aloud star had...
This is a great way to get a juicy roast chicken, bursting with flavour. Bord Bia’s Spatchcock Chicken...