Is connecting in this way still important in our modern age?
Sharing one’s home is a wonderful gift for guests. It demonstrates an effort for living joyfully and creating a beautiful life. Entertaining is a gift of memories, traditions, and rituals.
What guidance would you offer to someone who feels overwhelmed with the prospect of planning a soirée?
I don’t believe that to entertain creatively you have to personally do all of the work. If you don’t enjoy cooking, find a great caterer or pick something up at a local shop. If you don’t feel you are good at arranging flowers, hire a florist. Or cook a simple meal that is in your comfort zone, and go to the yard and cut whatever might be available to use in a cherished vase.