Ashleigh Dempster and Amanda Blakley are experts in the art of hostessing. They founded The Society Global, an exclusive club that provides the best experiences in art, culture and entertainment. With the holiday season here, Ashleigh suggests keeping a few wrapped presents ready to go, so you never show up to a holiday dinner empty-handed. Here the ladies share their favourite holiday traditions, and top hostess gifts to bring to a party.
Favourite holiday tradition
“Escaping the winter!” — Amanda
“The seven-course Polish meal, complete with a toast at each course, that my mom makes every year.” —Ashleigh
Under the tree I hope to find . . .
“We’re not big Christmas people so the best gift for me is time off, spent with extended family.” —Amanda
“A healthy baby — my second child is due a few days before Christmas.” —Ashleigh
Notebooks, Laywines.com. Tea tin, Sloanetea.com. Iittala Origo mug, Williamashley.com.