I absolutely admire Aline’s (my mother in law), sense of aesthetics and I love how she is passionate about presenting food in the most creative way.
The French even have a name for it: “art de table”. For me, it’s the art of offering comfort, nourishment and visual delight to your guests. It can be as simple as putting flowers on the table or decorating with colorful napkins. Or it can get more complex with table covers and perfectly matched plates and glasses.
The pictures below are from Paul’s 3rd birthday celebration. Aline told me she set the table the night before and that she didn’t create a certain theme, I guess it comes in naturally for her. This could be great inspiration if you’re entertaining.