D. Porthault Hosts Book Signing For Charlotte Moss' New Tabletop Tome
Calling all Hamptons hostesses – the wait is over! In her tenth book, CHARLOTTE MOSS ENTERTAINS, the renowned decorator and trendsetter takes us beyond her beautifully designed interiors and gardens to show us how she entertains at home, for philan-thropic events, social gatherings, and, even, while traveling. With her immense talents and Southern charm, she inspires a life well lived with style, romance, and good taste. “You don’t need to be a stylist to entertain beautifully,” informs Moss. With her expertise and advice, any gathering can be transformed into the extraordinary.
Moss begins by offering wisdom that has guided her through the years, tips ranging from knowing your strengths and when to bring in help, to choosing the right music, seating your guests to keep the conversation flowing, and creating an element of surprise. Next, she showcases dazzling and imaginative table scapes in a myriad of settings, such as a picnic in the garden, a luncheon buffet on the patio, breakfast inthe sunroom, or informal afternoon tea or cocktails in the living room. After covering the basics, she shares several of her entertaining success stories highlighting fine points ofconcepts, decorations, and menus.
Detailed photographs vibrantly capture Moss’s annual “Caftan Cau-cus,” a book party for a friend, an elegant ballet gala, a harvest dinner, and a festive holiday gathering all of which chronicle her aptitude for hospitality. As she did in her New York Times bestseller Garden Inspirations, she pays tribute to the style icons from whom she has gleaned some of her hosting finesse: Pauline de Rothschild, a pioneer in table top decorat-ing; Marjorie Merriweather Post revered for her organizational precision; and Elsie de Wolfe, hostess etraordinaire, known for her imaginative guest lists.
She concludes the book with the section “Its All in the Details,” in which she displays stylish combinations of placemats, linens, china, tableware, and her trademark floral arrangements. CHARLOTTE MOSS ENTERTAINS invites readers into her world to discover how to make every day an occasion. KDHamptons will be attending the book signing, come meet me there!
©Charlotte Moss Entertains by Charlotte Moss, Rizzoli New York, 2018. Hardcover / 288 pages / 9 1/5” x 12” / 200 color photographs ISBN: 978-0-8478-6185-9 PRICE: $50.00 U.S. / $67.50 CANADIAN / £39.95 U.K. Publication date: April 20th. Link HERE to order