5 great tips : Hosting for Christmas

5 great tips : Hosting for Christmas

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

November 24th, 2016,

It's your turn to host the Christmas dinner and you're feeling a bit panicky? Here are five suggestions to help you...

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The Art of Hosting or The Importance of Details: PART II

The Art of Hosting or The Importance of Details: PART II

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

November 21st, 2016,

So, grandpa got safely to the party, anaphylactic shocks have been avoided thanks to careful planning, the table is impeccably dressed and everything seems perfect to make this evening a success. The details, however, are also in the plate...

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Five suggestions to help plan a spontaneous dinner

Five suggestions to help plan a spontaneous dinner

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

November 10th, 2016,

Improvising a last-minute dinner with friends? Here are five tricks:

  1. Always keep a Lulu in a Box collection stashed away; that way, even if the tablecloths are stained, the party can go on;

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    How to British-dress your table

    How to British-dress your table

    by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

    October 20th, 2016,

    So, you have mastered, thanks to our previous guide, the Art of French-dressing a table? With barely a few tweaks, we will now turn it into a British-dressed table.

    Once again, make sure everyone has enough space to be comfortable...

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    Etiquette or how to behave at the table

    Etiquette or how to behave at the table

    by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

    October 13th, 2016,

    Habits change over the years and table manners aren't as strict as they used to be, but it remains that a minimum of etiquette is still mandatory...

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    How to French-dress your table

    How to French-dress your table

    by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

    October 6th, 2016,

    How many glasses? Where do they go; left, right; white wine, red wine; will there be fish or not? A quick guide to help you find your way.

    First of all, make sure everyone has enough space to be comfortable. An easy way to assess this is to try and put your elbow in your neighbor's soup; if you can manage to do this without too much strain, scoot over a tad.

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    Five occasions to celebrate at home

    Five occasions to celebrate at home

    by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

    September 29th, 2016,

    Feeling like hosting, but uncertain about the occasion? Here are five suggestions: 

    1. The first one is the simplest: you don't need an occasion! Invite your guests to celebrate the celebration itself. If we always had to wait for something special to have fun, we would all be way too sad.

    2. An anniversary other than a birthday...

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    DIY while recycling our table setting products - more to come!

    DIY while recycling our table setting products - more to come!

    by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

    August 2nd, 2016,

    The party was a success, your guests have praised you for your hosting talents and your culinary mastery (or your choice of catering, depending); all have gone home satisfied and starry-eyed... and now you have to clean up.

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    A fresh Italian salad recipe for your picnics!

    A fresh Italian salad recipe for your picnics!

    by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

    April 2nd, 2016,

    Part of my childhood was spent in my grandfather's garden, pulling on carrots, biting hungrily in freshly plucked radishes and chasing cicadas; all those moments nowadays a priceless collection of memories.

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    Tablescaping-hence the importance of details - Part one

    Tablescaping-hence the importance of details - Part one

    by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

    March 22nd, 2016,

    Details. It is fundamental not to overlook them: think of your young nephew's peanut allergy or grandpa in his wheelchair facing two flights of stairs to get to the party. Taking care of the small things which may hinder the smooth flow of a party will be the topic of a future article; today however, let's talk about one detail which adds to, improves, enhances the experience of hosting: table decoration!

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