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On a recent trip to Saigon, we were on foot looking for a fashion boutique we had heard a lot much about. Sadly, the said boutique was not found, but we did stumble across a driveway that housed the most beautiful, well-kept Citroen Traction Avant. My love for vintage cars steered us inside. To my surprise, the property was an IndoChine restaurant, and had the most decadent outdoor space. I immediately envisaged hosting a fabulous party in the terrace. A birthday, a family get-together, a work retreat perhaps – distance was no part of the story playing out in my head. And from there my mind wandered…. how do you host a fabulous party? And what are the modern day entertaining essentials?

Whether you are hosting at home or not, a great hostess (or host) is one who knows how to plan, remains calm under pressure, and moves around a room with grace and composure. That’s all before being able to present a meal with love. The list then goes on…

However when you break it all down (say, into 26 bite-sized bits), it’s not as tricky as it may seem. Mastering entertaining may not come naturally at first, but the training wheels will be short lived! Here is an A – Z of entertaining essentials that we think will win you the title “this season’s hostess with the mostess” and your soiree will be raved about for days and weeks to come!

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