Okay, picture the scene: you’re about to put all those hours spent procrastinating on Pinterest to good use and you’re hosting one seriously chic dinner party. There are five empty spots on the guest list, and you can invite anyone you wish. Who would you chose?
It’s one of my favourite questions to ask friends, because their answers are always really carefully considered. After all, anyone can pick out eye candy for a knock-out “freebie 5” list, but a dinner party requires the perfect mix of personalities. My own fantasy guest list changes often (I could never do a Ross from Friends and get it laminated), but I think I’ve finally settled on the dream team…
After much careful consideration I’ve opted for Nora Ephron, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tina Fey and Jennifer Lawrence. Five smart, funny and stylish women who are/were never short of things to say.
I also asked some of my friends to share their fantasy dinner party guest lists with me, and here’s who they chose:
Monica: “My fantasy guest list would include Amy Astley (Editor in Chief at Teen Vogue), Margherita Missoni, Blake Mycoskie (founder of Toms), Sarah Yates (blogger) and Frida Kahlo.”
Dani: “Diana Vreeland, Gisele, Tom Ford, Hillary Clinton and Frank Sinatra are all on my fantasy dinner party guest list.”
Simon: “I would invite Princess Margaret, Cher, Sharon Osbourne, Joan Collins and Christopher Biggins. Everything would be served on Versace plates and the menu would include things like gold leafed vegetables!”
Abi: “Benedict Cumberbatch, Angela Ahrendts (ex-Burberry CEO, now at Apple), Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic), Meryl Streep and Jesus would be at my dream dinner party.”
And now it’s your turn. Who, dead or alive, would make it onto your fantasy dinner party guest list? Leave a comment and let me know. I can’t wait to see your choices!
(Table setting Oscar de la Renta homeware)