Style icon India Hicks's charming take on entertaining, featuring dreamy tablescapes, recipes, and enjoyable family anecdotes.
Organized by meal, the book begins marvelously with the most important meal of the day cocktail hour, and ends with breakfast. In between, there are family gatherings and big dinners, birthday cakes and Christmas crackers, great British breakfasts, quick teas, and long lunches.
Each celebration includes clever advice and inspiration for place settings, homemade flower arrangements, table design, and more. These are parties that make use of what is on hand, whether it's beach towels thrown down a long table, children's candy piled in cups on a tray, or massing palm fronds collected from the lawn. Beautifully photographed and embellished, the book is rounded out with a sprinkling of recipes.