Tag Archives: dinner party
I’d toasted marshmallows before I came to America – of course I had. Pretty much the only thing that persuaded me to Guide Camp was the prospect of a toasted marshmallow. But real, genuine, smores? Nope.
Every Christmas, we spend a lot of time driving around the UK, visiting family, and one thing this year was inescapable: the children in our lives, our godchildren, our nieces and nephews and the children of cousins, are growing up. … Continue reading
Christmas in the Knowles household has always lasted the full 12 days, not least because slap dab in the middle of it is my Mumâ€™s birthday. In the last few years weâ€™ve taken to celebrating in style, with an afternoon … Continue reading
Every new year, I look back over my dinner party diary and work the stats.
If you live far away from your family, Skype can transform your laptop into a magical time space portal, beaming you straight into a living room where your niece can sing you the song sheâ€™s learned to be an angel … Continue reading
â€œJust older, not wiser,â€ was Alanâ€™s take on turning 40, as we sat down to â€“ what else â€“ chicken with 40 cloves of garlic and a bottle of champagne.
Sometimes we drink to help us forget, and sometimes, we forget before we even drink.
My friends Jenn and Alan have invited us to a pie tasting party. And though Iâ€™d like to start a rumor that pie tasting is the new wine tasting in NYC, thatâ€™s not the case. Theyâ€™re bravely pursuing the dream … Continue reading
Easy Summery Friday Night Dinner Party for 6 â€“ gin chicken with roasted potatoes olives and tomatoes
My friend Dee invited me to be her plus one at the opening of the Churchill exhibit at the Morgan Library. â€œItâ€™s a 2 hour drinks reception and Boris Johnson will be there!â€
I remember my Mum and Dad serving melon slices as a starter at dinner parties when my sister and I were little. The kind of party where my Mum would spritz on the Fendi perfume and ask us to pick … Continue reading