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Dinner Diaries: Reviving the Art of the Hostess

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This gorgeous book applies the Proustian interview format (here, written by Daniel Cappello) to the art of the dinner party. Covering everything from seating arrangements to conversation topics, the handwritten answers from experienced hosts from fashion figures to famous chefs are both incredibly entertaining to read—and incredibly useful. There are blank questionnaires in the back to share with friends, as well as illustrations of seating charts, menus, guest lists, place cards—and even archival pieces from legendarily glamorous dinner parties.
  • Hardback
  • Length: 9; Width: 11.25"
  • 96 pages; 25 illustrations

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This gorgeous book applies the Proustian interview format (here, written by Daniel Cappello) to the art of the dinner party. Covering everything from seating arrangements to conversation topics, the handwritten answers from experienced hosts from fashion figures to famous chefs are both incredibly entertaining to read—and incredibly useful. There are blank questionnaires in the back to share with friends, as well as illustrations of seating charts, menus, guest lists, place cards—and even archival pieces from legendarily glamorous dinner parties.
  • Hardback
  • Length: 9; Width: 11.25"
  • 96 pages; 25 illustrations