More Notes on Being a Good Host

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Two weeks ago in Parashat Vayera we read about how Abraham and Sarah were really stellar hosts, and on MJL we even featured our article on how to be a good host and a good guest. tea_leaves.jpgI think our ideas are pretty good, but Apartment Therapy is featuring a bunch of other tips to keep in mind as you’re hosting. The tips come from an etiquette manual first published in 1906 but they’re remarkably relevant today. For instance:

“True hospitality is not in inviting guests to a lavish display of flowers, viands and wines, with the object of astonishing them by such profusion. Life will be robbed of much of its good cheer if we hesitate to bring people together because we can be neither magnificent nor wonder-making hosts. A well-cooked, well-served dinner where a few congenial friends are assembled, may be delightful.”

Check out the other tips here.

Posted on November 17, 2009

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