7. Holiday Entertaining - Tips for Hosting with Elegance

Manners and Other Matters

Jan 10 2024 • 19 mins

In this episode, we explore the intricacies of hosting guests during the holiday season, sharing insights on creating an elegant and memorable experience.

As someone who values meticulous preparation, I find joy in readying guest rooms to make visitors feel genuinely welcomed. Knowing my guests' preferences, from favourite flowers to bath toiletries, adds a personal touch that enhances their stay. Preparation, I believe, is key – a sentiment encapsulated in the Percy Institute's five P's: "Prior preparation prevents poor performance.

Elegance, to me, is an attitude reflected in every detail, be it decor choices or menu planning. I discuss the importance of striking a balance between tradition and personal style, offering practical tips on handling unexpected situations with poise and graciousness. Entertaining is an art that requires organisation, simplicity, and, above all, being oneself.

Resources and links:

·        Show notes: https://thepercyinstitute.com/episode-7-holiday-entertaining/

·        The Percy Institute website: https://thepercyinstitute.com/

·        The Elegance Club Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thepercyinstitute

·        The Percy Institute Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepercyinstitute/

·        The Percy Institute Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePercyInstitute

·        Louise Percy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/louise-percy-01866510/

·        Music by Josep Monter Martinez via Pixabay

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