I Love to Host Dinner Parties —These Are the 12 Entertaining Essentials I Swear By
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Before moving to the West Coast almost two years ago, I lived in a teeny, tiny studio apartment in Manhattan. Square footage was at a premium, so — with the exception of hosting my best friends over for a chill night of takeout — I'd spend my free time checking out cool restaurants, discovering new speakeasies, and exploring the city. (You know, anything to not be cooped up in my shoebox space.)
But when my now-fiancé and I moved to San Francisco, we were blessed with way more space — and even a formal dining room. So we wanted to show off our new digs with an intimate dinner party. Fast forward two years, and dinner parties have become a regular part of our social calendar. (And, not to toot our own horns, but I think we're pretty good hosts, too.)
As rooftop bars and beach trips fade away, you might be itching to flex your entertaining muscle this fall. But how? I've got you covered. To help you become the host with the most, I'm sharing my go-to entertaining essentials. (Don't worry, you've got this!)