The nights are drawing in, the days are cold and crisp – a splendid time to light a fire in the grate, and enjoy a mug (or two) of mulled wine. Don’t reach for a bottle of pre-made mulled wine this winter, it’s so easy – and rewarding – to make your own.
A little local knowledge goes a long way when you’re discovering a new city – which is where Emily comes in. Emily is one of our Meet & Greeters in Paris – when she’s not welcoming onefinestay guests to stay in our marvellous homes, she’s exploring her adopted city (she’s originally from the US). Take a look at her tips for getting to know the City of Lights this winter.
Italy-based chef Emiko Davies has helped us discover Rome this summer, and now she’s sharing her recipe for Christmas cookies. Give them to guests, or even get the kids involved with decorating, they’re easy to make (and easy to eat). Feel free to experiment, swapping in some vanilla or lemon zest – we prefer ours with a little kick of cinnamon, one of our favourite festive flavours.
Setting the table is like setting the stage for an evening. Done right, a well-set table can create an intimate, warm atmosphere – the perfect backdrop for coming together with family and friends this holiday season. Our Art Director, Eleonora Valle, lends her expertise to setting a table for a Christmas get-together in Paris, London and Rome.