Nomad Collection by Kim Seybert

Video: The Lotus Layered Napkin Fold

Kim Seybert’s table settings are so gorgeous that you practically don’t even need food to have a party. Part of her secret is knowing how to add volume to her napkins.

For the lotus layered napkin fold below, all you need are:

1) One organza napkin
2) One regular napkin
3) One napkin ring

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Nomad Collection by Kim Seybert

And to learn how to put them together, just follow the instructions in the video below. We promise you everyone will be impressed.

Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan; image Ronald Reagan Presidential Library/Getty Images

Mottahedeh: At Home with President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan

As an actor who became one of our most beloved Presidents, Ronald Reagan brought a new sense of style and glamour to the White House.  Ronald Reagan wanted the country to feel optimistic again, and Nancy Reagan dressed to reflect this:

Reagans Inauguration

The Reagans at the 1981 Inaugural; image telegraph.co.uk

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Royal Mansour Marrakech Restaurant featuring Alain Saint-Joanis flatware (image exclusifvoyages)

Alain Saint-Joanis: The Poshest Flatware Maker You’ve Never Heard Of

Wolfgang Puck knows his forks and knives. Same with three-star Michelin chef Pierre Gagnaire. As does, of course, the King of Morocco. And when each of these opened celebrated restaurants in the last few years, they all turned to Alain Saint-Joanis for custom flatware. This small, family-owned company has been making cutlery in La Monnerie-le-Montel in the center of France since 1876. And although they’re not a household name, they are – for a certain group of folks – the only go-to when you want custom handmade flatware.

Whether you prefer lacquered (for your city dining room), olivewood (for the beach house in Martinique), resin (for your annual 4th of July bash), or a custom color to match your yacht, they can make it for you. We sat down with Alain Saint-Joanis President Alain Poujol for a few questions.

– What makes Alain Saint-Joanis unique?
The huge variety of looks … people come to Alan Saint-Joanis for quality and design. We have collections inspired by Art Deco, Celtic, Greek, nature … it goes on and on.

Alain Saint-Joanis Animal Silverplated Flatware

Alain Saint-Joanis Animal Silverplated Flatware

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Artists creating a new design for spring

Beauville Linens: How a Small French Manufacturer Thrives in the Age of Globalization

In our age of cheap imports, it’s easy to think that France is just a place of cute castles and fine wines.  After all, who could resist the charms of little towns like Ribeauville, in the heart of France’s Alsace region, where the ruins of three medieval castles overlook gingerbread houses?
Ribeauville in Alsace region of France

Ribeauville in Alsace region of France (image Office de Tourisme du Pays de Ribeaville-Riquewihr)

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Mood by Christofle Set of Six Silverplated Espresso Spoons

For Coffee Lovers: The Most Elegant Espresso Spoons Ever

If you own a Nespresso or a De’Longhi or a Breville, you can now up your coffee game with these new espresso spoons from Christofle, which come artfully encased in a drop-dead gorgeous presentation egg case.

The silver option ($360)  includes six silverplated espresso spoons, a polished stainless steel chest, and a dark walnut wood insert.

Mood by Christofle Set of Six Silverplated Espresso Spoons

Mood by Christofle Set of Six Silverplated Espresso Spoons: $360

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