I know I’m supposed to write something personal today but for some reason I found more urgency to share this than to talk about myself. I have a few more personal posts before the new year and I think by then you’ll have just about enough of my random thoughts. Anyway…
Fortnum & Mason, London
I hope this post doesn’t reach you all too late, but if you’re visiting for parties or dinners, don’t forget to bring a bottle of wine, offer to bring the dessert or salad, or come with flowers. Just don’t arrive empty handed, no matter what the hostess says.
Ideas for quick and easy hostess gifts:
- Candle with pretty matches
- Flowers in a vase so your hostess doesn’t have to scramble
- A Christmas ornament
- A treasured book
- Something homemade
Tip: Go to a specialized local boutique. Often they will happily gift wrap at no charge and it’ll make it pretty (meaning no $ spent on wrapping or a bag) and possibly include a card!
Diana Elizabeth insists that it’s the thought that truly counts.