Just as Pam Pierce, MILIEU’s founder and editor in chief, approves every photograph, every word, and every advertisement that appears in every issue, so, too, does she show the same kind of attention when she hosts a party in her home. For a private dinner she and her husband hosted in mid September for Jerry Pair Leather principals and a select group of their favorite clients, Pam was a true mistress of ceremonies.

If you enjoy to party prep, here's a website exclusive to be sure your guests are made to feel that they have arrived somewhere special, while still always feeling at home. 

Number 1. Set the mood from the outdoors in.  Open gates, and a garden entry way, with the interiors to light the way.  

Number 2. Make it personal.  Guests have a personalized place at the table with a simple placecard.  Pressed and loosely folded vintage linens with a monogram make an elegant statement.

Number 3. Queue up conversation.  A square table in the dining room is a fun way for guests to visit with not just who is to their left or right.  Dining armchairs by Cassina.

Number 4. Special entrances.  The view of the table through the arched doorway is just as magnificent as the Janus et Cie vase that holds the cut olive branches.

Number 5. Keep it intimate. This six-foot round table, surrounded by antique chairs by W. Gardner, LTD, is the perfect size for an intimate conversation.  The table cover is vintage hemp to add texture.  

And, to add to the ambiance on both tables are a collection of antique vases holding white polo roses. Glassware is neat and clean with goblets and wine glasses by Simon Pearce, candleholders are from FOUND.

Bon Appetite!