112 - Weekend Guests
Part Two - The Closet
I always get excited when friends or family accept an invitation
to send the weekend with me. I look forward to their company and
know they'll relax and enjoy the city and my home. There's a simple
trick to weekend entertaining: exceed your guests' every expectation!
After all, wouldn't you expect the same?
In the second part of our Company's Coming series we learn how to
make space for your guests' belongings.
I know this may seem difficult, but make sure that your closet has
ample room for your guests' clothing. Wooden hangers are a nice
touch. I also hang a lavender sachet in the closet just to freshen
things up a bit.
Now it may be just me, but whenever I travel I arrive at my destination
only to find my clothing totally wrinkled. My suggestion: place
an iron in the closet in case your guests need to press their clothing.
My friends tease me for being a perfectionist. I actually go so
far as to place a shoeshine box including polishes, brushes, laces,
even a chamois in the closet. It's something my guests almost always
use. I also add mens and ladies shoe trees because I figure when
entertaining, if the shoe fits, wear it!