In Britain, to be the ‘hostess with the most-ess’ is not just a phrase we use lightly. Organising dinner parties or cocktail events, is such a highly valued skill here that it is included in the education of the well-heeled ladies that attend finishing schools.
Being invited to someone’s home for a weekend lunch, dinner or gathering is an honour, as the hostess would have hand picked her guests and prepared something special for them all, you being one of them.
It is therefore seen as a sign of good manners in Britain to not turn up empty handed and one should have a little something for the hostess on arrival.
We have selected a few things that should guarantee you a repeat invitation! The Hostess offering features Britain’s best homewear brands such as Jan Constantine’s, selection of cushions and Pintuck’s quirky ‘Made in England’ brightly printed aprons and tea towels.