by Kate Spade ; edited by Ruth Peltason and Julia Leach ; illustrations by Virginia Johnson
From seating the guests to stocking the bar, Kate Spade offers fresh, insightful advice for making every occasion festive, elegant and memorable. In this relaxed witty guide, Kate Spade provides creative and practical suggestions for every aspect of planning, throwing and enjoying the perfect event. Divided into three sections - The Mise-en-Scene, Tried 'N True Party Standards and An Alphabet of Special Events - Occasions covers all the basics as well as details that can turn a regular get-together into a special event. From setting the scene to music selection, linens to lighting, guest rooms to hostess gifts, Kate's unique blend of imagination and stylish propriety make Occasions the perfect guide to innovative, easy-going entertaining.