March 6, 2012
MANY PEOPLE think that a great hostess is born, not made. There is some truth to this as some women are more extroverted than others. But even charming extroverts can make lousy, insensitive hostesses.
The art of hospitality must be learned. It takes years of practice, which is why many women today give up in frustration and brag about throwing things together, as if they did not really care.
At Home Living, Lydia Sherman offers simple guidelines for how to entertain guests well.
A woman, by the way, should always entertain her own family first. The rest of the world comes in a distant second.