Everyone knows it’s just plain good manners to never arrive at a party empty-handed. Your host and hostess have gone to great lengths to make your visit a special and unforgettable event. And I was very appreciative and honored when I was asked by Shax Riegler, who writes “The Last Word” and “Send Us a Picture Of . . .” columns for House Beautiful magazine, to comment for the November issue on what I believe is the perfect hostess gift. I really love the pamplemousse (grapefruit) scented potpourri from Cote Bastide. It’s like bringing a chic little box of jewels to the party. Be sure to pick up a copy of HB’s November issue which is entitled “The Ultimate Entertaining Issue.” It’s full of wonderful entertaining ideas just in time for the holidays. Thanks to Shax and editor-in-chief, Newell Turner!
Top and bottom photos by Joel Woodard