.During a dinner party over the weekend at the home of two dear friends I was reminded of how important the simple pleasures are. I am fortunate that beautiful spaces, interesting people, good food and drink, and the rewards of my working life often coincide very naturally.
I love the beautiful disarray of a dining table after the guests have departed and only the unruly signs of enjoyment and good conversation remain. In this instance, the hand sewn linens, exotic artifacts, art, books and silverware all added their own stories to the evening. True to form we also discussed the proportion and shape of the table and decided that it was quite suitable for the feast.