entertaining

What do they serve up on diplomatic plates?

1 December 2018 9:00 am

What will you be served at a grand foreign embassy?  Laura Freeman talks to those in the know

My Thai chicken had a garnish of ‘sang de rat’

1 December 2018 9:00 am

‘Trailing spouse’ Brigid Keenan on covering up a culinary catastrophe

Dear Mary: what’s the etiquette when security gates don’t just open?

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Q. Is there an etiquette regarding security gates? My wife and I were invited to dinner by new neighbours who…

Nancy Astor, photographed by Emil Otto Hoppé

How to suck up in society — with the Cunards, the Corrigans and the Colefaxes

10 September 2016 9:00 am

A more appropriate subtitle to this homage to the queen bees of the interwar years might have been ‘How to…