“This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive." - Alice Waters
As a new age dawns upon us, let us embrace the change from large grand gatherings to intimate receptions. Festivities and occasions alike are now spent with near and dear ones in an elegant small party hosted by friends or family. It’s the new age of a hygge way of life, or as we’d like to call it, the unhurried lifestyle.
It truly is the setting and the décor of the dining that sets the mood of a soiree in place, it activates our five senses. From the fragrance of the floral centerpiece, the sound of pouring wine into a glass, the taste of the festive feast and the touch of the soft tablecloth to the sight of the finished tablescape. It paints a perfect canvas that ushers people together in joy and celebration. It reflects the elegance and grace of the hostess and uplifts the humor in the room. It is what adds the element of intimacy and excitement in the gathering.
Who knew a dining table could play such a role right? In fact, dining played an important role in fortifying trust and loyalty from ancient times and is still followed to date. Whether the Medieval, Victorian or the modern-day, the legacy carries on strong. Although intimate gatherings are smaller these days, it still boasts exciting activities like gifting that can bring everyone closer. It is in these simple pleasures that people find happiness or the feeling of hygge.
Now that the world has made the shift to intimate gatherings, people see how truly enjoyable it can be. It is a time to showcase your creativity to the maximum, eliminate boredom and enjoy an exclusive vibe. Parties have a purpose, be it a birthday, festivity or even a themed getaway. This new season of close celebrations is all the rage.