Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Party advice from a party boy

When internationally acclaimed artist and bon vivant Louis St. Lewis was at an opening of an exhibit of his paintings at Allison Sprock Fine Art, I couldn’t wait to ask him how he prefers to entertain in his home.

“I believe entertaining is exactly what the word means – to put on a show,” he said. “I like to pick a theme and do a lot of research and really go all-out. Let’s say I want to have a 1920s-themed party or a 1950s theme. I’ll research cocktail and party food recipes from that era and make sure music from that time is playing. I’ll even seek out vintage textiles from then to make into tablecloths. I look at it as a performance, and I’m setting the stage.”

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