Host in style – Fleur de Lys Napkins

If you want to entertain in style and impress your guests, it is important to dress the table perfectly and correctly. Set aside, the forks, glasses and plates, you want to go the extra miles with setting up your table with a cloth for each guest.

A standard table setting would consist of the following for each person:

– table mat
– cutlery for each course
– as side plate and butter knife
– glasses of each wine served plus a glass of water.
– your napkins which will give your table an amazing look especially if you can fold it and present it perfectly.

1 – Fold your square napkin into a triangle and bring the left and right corners towards the top corner.

2 – Fold the resulting diamond in half, from the bottom to top, and then fold towards you, in half again.

3 – Turn the napkin over and once again bring the left and right-hand corners together and tuck in.

4 – Stand the napkin upright and peel down the two side folds.

5 – Finally, peel down the top corner.

Enjoy your holiday but don’t forget to…

Consider the local culture of destination

Sure, “Athleisure” may be hip stateside, but in countries like Japan or South Korea, not only is it perceived as sloppy—it’s also offensive. Same goes for wearing flip flops in Arab, Hindu and Buddhist countries, or skimpy clothing in the Middle East and North Africa. To avoid unwittingly causing offense, read up on the country to which you are visiting’s dress code. An oversized scarf of shawl is also a good investment for more culturally conservative countries.