Toast the New Year
I prefer to stay in and invite a small circle of friends on New Year’s Eve in the city. I use gold bowls and glassware to serve pre-dinner snacks and champagne.
Christmas Eve Dinner
On Christmas Eve I serve a classic English Christmas dinner with roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, and my father’s favorite, a chocolate Bûche de Noël.
Festive Hues
In December I spread festive accents to every corner, filling the house with vibrant bouquets of red flowers, evergreen garlands, and gold bowls of ornaments and candy.
After-Dinner Games
In December we often gather in the library beside the cozy fire. It’s the perfect spot to play backgammon, chess, or just a simple game of cards.
Rustic Thanksgiving
Create a casual lunch the day after Thanksgiving for family and friends with a cozy table set with earthenware ceramics, gingham napkins, and horn-handled flatware.
Cocktails At Home
Create a stylish home bar for cozy nights in with luxurious shagreen finishes paired with gold. Add pops of color with jewel-hued cocktail picks and coaster sets, and an anthology of cocktail recipes for every occasion.
An Inviting Table
When entertaining, my starting point is the table. The spark of inspiration might be an alluring set of plates, such as Alberto Pinto’s charming orchid series, or flowers in my garden that have captured my imagination.
Trick or Treat
Add a spooky touch to your Halloween celebrations with cat plates and bat placemats, elevated with warm seasonal shades, including gold glassware and tangerine table linens. And don’t forget bowls of delicious candy.
Make Time For Yourself
Take a moment in a busy day just for you. It can be as simple as some quiet time enjoying a cup of tea from your favorite tea set, an hour to lose yourself in a classic novel, or a walk in the park.
Entertaining Beautifully
Aerin Lauder’s guide to entertaining draws on family tradition interwoven with her own contemporary vision. This lavishly illustrated book features Aerin’s approach to hosting milestone and holiday events, from a spring floral dinner to a lobster-roll picnic on a boat. Organized by season, it includes chapters on stylish family and friends, such as a homage to Estée Lauder and her legendary soirées.
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Dimensions: 9" x 11 1/4"
  • 240 pages
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