Merry ways to thank your hostess
Ralph Waldo Emerson said “The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.” Here are four festival and thoughtful ways to bestow on your holiday hostess.
A Hosting Treatise
Books serve a practical purpose, but they can also be beautiful objects in their own right. Assouline specializes in luxuriously crafted books about creative topics. Gift your host with “Dinner Diaries,” which answers questions about seating arrangements, menus, guest lists and more.
“Dinner Diaries: Reviving the Art Of the Hostess” by Daniel Cappello, $50. Assouline, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, 714.557.1882 :: assouline.com
If you’re gifting flowers, remember to bring them in a vase so your host doesn’t have to hunt down a suitable container on top of juggling all the other mid-party obligations. The Callisto vase comes in colors named “coral” and “ocean” – a perfect thank-you for a beachfront fete.
Callisto medium vase, $86, Room & Board, South Coast Plaza Village, Santa Ana, 714.549.5995 :: roomandboard.com
Light up your hostess’ holiday season with Diptyque’s luxurious Liquidambar candle, which evokes the scents of the most delicious holiday treats baked with nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar wafting through her home.
Diptyque Liquidambar scented candle, $70, Diptyque, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, 714.850.9995 :: diptyqueparis.com
Say it with Treats
For the fun-loving hostess who appreciates a bit of whimsy while indulging her sweet tooth, Lette’s light-on-your-tongue macarons decorate the dessert table in happy colors. The Fashion Island location will wrap your gift in a silver or gold satin ribbon.
Lette 24 Box, $46, Lette Macarons, Fashion Island, Newport Beach, 949.706.8299