The Pleasure of Your Company : Entertaining in High Style
An expert in the field of entertaining, Kimberly Schlegel has created a book brimming with ideas, inspirations, how-tos, invaluable tips, and creative ideas for parties of all kinds. More than twenty events are profiled, detailing the vital secrets of successful party giving. Schlegel shares information on everything from choosing a venue and caterer to designing an invitation that will inspire your guests, to choosing a theme to picking the refreshments, all the while stressing this important principle: the key to successful entertaining is thoughtfulness and attention to detail, not a massive budget. This is a personal invitation to events like those highlighted in the society section of the paper. It's a chance to vicariously attend these extravaganzas--and learn how to throw them! Kimberly Schlegel is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with an Honors degree in Art History. In 1999, Kimberly started a company, RSVP - Soiree Party Rentals, that advises on planning the most important events in life. Kimberly has traveled extensively, visiting such exotic locales as Turkey, Bali, Hong Kong, Italy, and Greece often providing her with inspiration for her events. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas.
- Hardback | 192 pages
- 236.2 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 1,133.99g
- 27 Oct 2004
- Gibbs M. Smith Inc
- Layton, UT, United States
$34.95 U.S. The Pleasure of Your Company Entertaining in High Style From a luncheon fit for a princess to new-fashion celebrations and holiday soirees, The Pleasure of Your Company lets us look inside the venues and check out the menus at some high-society bashes. Every city's social season is filled with parties of all sorts, and in this book, some highly seasoned hosts and hostesses step forward to give their vital secrets for successful party giving. We see the invitations, decorations and table settings, and even sample some elegant recipes from parties designed to leave the partygoers with memories that last. Protocol is in order at some of these dinners and business events, while raucous good fun reigns supreme at others. Take a peek at the celebrity bra auction benefit, the wild west shindig complete with old-town saloon and outhouses, the harvest party with costumed performers, and Lola Chihuahua's fancy dog party for all her tail-wagging friends and their owners. An expert in the field of entertaining, Kimberly Schlegel has created a book brimming with ideas, inspirations, how-tos, invaluable tips, and creative ideas for parties of all kinds. She also teaches how to confidently organize and host a fabulous event of your own. Her thorough time table takes you from the first glimmer of an idea right down to the last thirty minutes before your guests arrive, when you'll be relaxing with your feet up, without a worry on your mind. This is a personal invitation to events like those highlighted in the society section of the newspaper. It's a chance to vicariously attend these extravaganzas and learn how to throw them yourself! Kimberly Schlegel is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with an honors degree in Art History. In 1999, she started a company, RSVP-Soiree Party Rentals, a Dallas Debutante and Social Service company that advises others when planning the most important events in their young adult lives. Kimberly and her business have been featured in Elle, Vogue, D Home & Garden, D Magazine, PaperCity, Four Season's Magazine, Animal Fair, The New York Times Magazine and Businessweek. Kimberly is also featured in the recently released book, Texas Women, by Martana Hansen. Her reputation as an "arbiter of taste and style" for both her personal flair for fashion, as well as her eye for entertaining, has secured Kimberly the title of "style expert" on such shows as WB in the Morning, Designing Texas on Fox, and Good Day Dallas. She can be seen on the Style Network in thirteen episodes of the new series Whose Wedding is it Anyway and as the host of Designing America's Lagniappe segments. Kimberly is also a monthly columnist in Southern Vanity Magazine. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas.