Walked into a friend’s house for a casual lunch and there it was on the sideboard. A tray of glasses and a bottle of bubbly. There is no better way of saying “˜welcome, let’s enjoy’. Doesn’t cost much ““ just fore thought. Chilled white wine would be fine too. The key is the “˜teasing visuals’, the statement that says “˜we’re ready for you ““ and have selected’. Never greet guests with the question “˜can I get you a drink?’ Of COURSE I want a drink, and if you were a good host it would already be in my hand!’


P.S. This photo was taken at one of the restaurants we went to in Lisbon last fall. They were ready for us! And they were ready for the Kir Royales. Bravo.

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