I love to have guests over, either for a longer period or just for lunch or dinner. They're always welcome!
And I like to do my best to offer them the best.
These two books are very inspiring and have nice, sweet ideas.
'A gracious welcome' shows you how to create well-appointed guest spaces (either in a tiny appartment or a roomy vacation cottage) furnished with everything necessary for comfort, plus those extra-special luxuries that show you care.
'Outdoor Entertaining' is all about planning, decorating, and organizing an outdoor meal anywhere (from a picnic dinner on the beach, a poolside cocktail party or an elegant brunch in the garden). Any outdoor meal, no matter how casual or spur of the moment, can have a sense of style and fun. And this book shows you how!
Have a look & enjoy it!
A gracious welcome by Amy Nebens (ISBN 0-8118-4083-2)
Outdoor entertaining - Williams-Sonoma (ISBN-10: 0-7432-7873-9