Books: Holiday Hosting

Book picks for entertaining tricks.

It’s the time of year when we gather with friends to celebrate. But how can we make it more fun and creative? Try these helpful resources available at the St. Louis Park Library.

Modern Mix: Curating Personal Style with Chic and Accessible Finds by Eddie Ross

This illustrated style guide by entertaining expert Eddie Ross reveals secrets to creating exciting interiors, table settings and parties with simple finds.

Food with Friends: The Art of Simple Gatherings by Leela Cyd

Effortless recipes with a twist, such as French toast with lavender syrup, advice on creating an inviting table, stocking a pantry to make last-minute nibbles, and packing delicious parting gifts for guests, are a few tips for any get-together, large or small.

The Pocket Butler: A Compact Guide to Modern Manners, Business Etiquette and Everyday Entertaining by Charles MacPherson

Find information on impeccable manners—advice on etiquette scenarios from emails, texts and conference calls to video chats; flawless entertaining from pouring wine to foolproof menu plans and cookbooks; and perfect presentations and more!

Find these books and more at the St. Louis Park Library. —Lisa Kjellander is a librarian at the St. Louis Park Library.