If there is one thing we can borrow from the French, it’s how to entertain. For centuries they have been perfecting the art of hosting, putting together gatherings that are both elegant and effortless. But for all the glamour we see from the outside, few of us understand the philosophy behind it. “Philosophy” is truly the correct term, because to truly entertain like the Parisians, it’s not about napkin placement or the right playlist. It’s a way of life and a specific point of view of how to welcome guests.

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