Whether it’s for an al fresco dinner or a weekend in the country, hopefully you will receive invitations this summer to visit with friends. What to bring? I like the idea of doubling up on gifts by repurposing or adding to the original present. For instance, wrap a book in a napkin (or two) and tuck the rest inside. Fill a summer perfect pouch with seashells, a little book, or some nice chocolate with sea salt. Then there those small indulgences you probably would never buy yourself, a luxurious essential body oil or Hermès bridge cards. Word to the wise, plan ahead–stock up on a few favorites now so you’re ready for last minute invites.
Mykonos Muse book, Assouline, $85; Hudson Grace napkins, $16; Senteurs d’Orient Body Oil, $40; Dezso by Sara Beltran pouch, $45; Hermès playing cards, $115.
Love the idea of doubling up !