I love to cook (and decorate) with Banana leaves but when I can’t stop by the flower market it’s still sentimental to have them around so I serve hors d’oeuvres on these by my dear friend Nate – his collection for Target is a must for everyone!
Andrianna is one of a kind and has the most amazing eyes for exquisite pieces from around the world. Naeem and I were one of her first clients when she opened in Soho (a 19ft solid wood dinning table that needed a crane to get in our apartment) and now she’s our go-to for a statement centerpiece or beautiful furniture that goes with our worldly aesthetic.
Cooking is such a personal gift for any guest and Naeem and I love to make Indian food for ours, but if you’re starting out with some of these exotic spices, Padma’s collection is a great way to begin exploring new tastes!
If we’re entertaining by the pool in Miami or in SoHo I’m always making sure everyone is happy and taken care of so I have to be comfortable but still chic, so these Manolo Blahnik sandals are a divine option!
When I design a piece a jewelry I make it so when you walk in to the room, it’s noticeable from where ever you’re sitting - so when you’re sitting at a table, it’s fun to wear a little conversation piece sitting above the table top!
It’s always nice to transform a space if not for a night, for the season and whenever a new season turns over we always like to add accents to help the transition. Recently we were with India Hicks in the islands and her chic nautical aesthetic definitely got us in the mood to lift up the anchors and recreate it in our Soho apartment.
Our dear friend Colin Cowie has always served as a fabulous resource when it comes to hosting, and a simple change of a charger to spruce up your classic dinnerware is just what you need to make an impact with little resources!
Ranjana Khan, who is well known for her glamorous jewelry collection and being married to designer husband Naeem Khan, has also received popular attention for the who's-who dinner parties she loves to host in her Soho apartment. At these intimate rendezvous', an eclectic mix of tastemakers and industry elite gather to indulge in home-cooked Indian meals.
When she hosts, no detail goes overlooked; florals match the feeling of the season, and inspirational flatware inspired by recent travels or a rediscovered favorite movie spark a themed soiree. Now, this seasoned designer and memorable host gives you a few of her favorite dinner party accessories to make any evening one that your guests will absolutely savor for days to come. Bon Appétit!