The luxury of effortless entertaining

The simple pleasure of entertaining guests at home is certainly enjoying a flourishing revival across the country. When you want to entertain, but are too time-starved to arrange the event yourself, call Intimate Settings. We will orchestrate every aspect of your party, staying true to your discriminating taste and vision while working within your budget and time frame. Whether you want to host a brunch buffet, a formal dinner party or a holiday celebration, we will make it happen. From wording the invitations, to employing a private chef or caterer, from designing and staging a beautiful table, to selecting the background music,  we have the experience and expertise to oversee every detail.  With us on your team, the pressure is off your shoulders. You can enjoy your party along with your guests. 

The art and the etiquette of dining

Mother was right.  Manners matter and courtesy counts. Intimate Settings conducts workshops on the art and etiquette of dining. These workshops are brimming with facts and anecdotes, related in a charming and down-to-earth manner. They unravel the mysteries of what goes where, when and why. The “art” workshop is dedicated to examining entertaining etiquette  and to creating beautiful table settings.  The “etiquette” workshops are hands-on.  Part one is the introduction to and explanation of the rules and practices of social or business dining manners. Part two puts these skills into practice. Once you have  conquered dining etiquette, no matter your income or education, you are on a level playing field with everyone (even your boss or your head of government) at the table.