In "Beauty at Home," Aerin Lauder, granddaughter of Estee, opens the doors to her New York home. Aside from sharing the beautiful photos of her decor and style, she also shares memories of her famous grandmother, her early life, and her travels -- which all together make this book both a visual delight and a look into her life. It's very interesting to see the elegant legacy of her grandmother blended with her own modern tastes and personality -- check out the pictures below for some of my favorite snapshots of the title.
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An elegantly folded napkin makes such an impression on Thanksgiving dinner guests, and requires little time or skill on the host's part. Since there is a little bit of time before the holiday, you'll be able to practice these techniques for napkin folding and decide which one goes best with your table settings ahead of time.
In lieu of a traditional napkin fold, why not try something a bit more inventive and artful? Even the simplest folding techniques can transform your guest's place setting -- this modern fold is one of my favorites, along with the rest below.
After yesterday's archive post on chic boxes for Thanksgiving leftovers, I thought I'd continue the theme of Thanksgiving inspiration for this week -- here, some valuable advice on setting your table and making the best impression on your Thanksgiving guests:
The tabletop is one of the first things I notice when I sit down at a restaurant or dining-room table. To me, every detail on your tabletop is an opportunity to showcase your personal style, set the mood for the meal, and make guests feel warm and welcome. Think of it as decorating a space for a few hours.
Here are some of my tips to help you set your Thanksgiving table:
From the plates, silverware, and glassware to table linens and floral arrangements -- every detail matters!