I was lucky enough to tag along with my friend to Hudson Grace's book signing party this week for Steven Stolman's latest read: "Confessions of a Serial Entertainer". When I was invited to the party, I thought, a party in a handsome boutique surrounded by legendary designers, beautiful hand crafted vessels and cocktails and wine, sounds like the perfect retail therapy to me. And, boy was I right!
San Francisco's design royalty filled Hudson Grace in support of their friend's book. The roster included interior designer Ken Fulk, who I have a major design crush on. I tried to contain my childlike giddiness while the ever charming Fulk told me some of his design tales (apparently, a Fulk authored book is in the works and anticipated to be released next Fall...I can't wait!...Santa, are you taking note?)
Bound in a beautiful Tiffany blue with attractive illustrations, Stolman's book is a fun tutorial for successful entertaining and the perfect present for this Holiday Season. Stolman offers inspiring and practical advice in his book, such as an affirmation that store bought is OK but put it on a pretty plate and destroy the evidence. The boutique setting was the perfect compliment to such an elegant book - it was no coincidence that a book about being the hostess with the mostest was presented in THE boutique for lustworthy entertaining wares. Cocktails presented in Hudson Grace stemless glasses circulated the room on silver platters, whilst party goers were surrounded by a backdrop of greater goods meticulously curated by Hudson Grace.
Here are some of my favorite seasonal entertaining wares from the evening that any Serial Entertainer would lust for.
Thanks, Steven for all of the wonderful entertaining tips - and just in time for the Holiday Season!
Images by Brooklyn Boheme (unless otherwise noted).