07.13.2012 / Guests

Guest Room Essentials

Now that summer is in full swing I'm entertaining house guests more than usual.iNot only is there an art to being a good guest, but also to being a good host.

According to Emily Post, "
Inviting friends and family to stay at your home can be a wonderful experience for you and your guests; it can also be a stressful and uncomfortable experience if basic respects do not occur. Living space is personal, and can be delicate to share or enter into. If clear communication and prior planning are involved, more attention can be paid to the enjoyable details and less on the technicalities."

I like to get things off on the right foot by making sure that my guest room is stocked with a few thoughtful essentials that allow my visitors to tend to their needs without feeling like they are inconveniencing me. Here are a few of my favorite items:

1.Le Labo Candlei2.Multiple outlet plugi3.Summer readingi4.Pantone toothbrushes
5.Wooden Hangersi6.Cashmere slippersi7.Jonathan Adler pill carafei8.Luggage rack

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06.01.2010 / Guests

Be Our Guest, Be Our Guest...

It was hard for me to pick only 5 Bedroom Essentials for a Guest Room, and I realized that I left out a very essential essential, pillow candy! One of the best parts about staying at a hotel is getting some delicious treats left mysteriously on your pillow. Why not recreate that feeling for your Summer guests? I would leave the 4-pack blue box of hand-painted chocolate from Maribelle New York. The chocolates are all so unique and come in flavors like champagne and early grey tea!

Even the packaging is tres chic!

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