Hi.

Welcome to The New Hostess! My name is Lucy.

 I love to document my adventures in food, entertaining, home design, and travel. 

I created this site with the hopes of inspiring everyday tastemakers by posting easy recipes and entertaining ideas. I hope you enjoy!

Cook Simple. Share Often. 

Summertime Hostess Gifts

Summertime Hostess Gifts

Warmer months mean weekends away visiting friends and family. It is important to always bring something - no gesture is too small. Below are three of my suggestions for under $25. 

Sweets - how beautiful are these bonbons from Stick with Me? They look like little planets belonging to a chocolate galaxy. :)

Sweets - how beautiful are these bonbons from Stick with Me? They look like little planets belonging to a chocolate galaxy. :)

Flowers - sunflowers are inexpensive, sturdy, and long-lasting.

Flowers - sunflowers are inexpensive, sturdy, and long-lasting.

When in doubt -  a bottle of wine. Currently, my favorite $20 summer white: Domaine Jean-Paul Balland 2014 Sancerre.

When in doubt -  a bottle of wine. Currently, my favorite $20 summer white: Domaine Jean-Paul Balland 2014 Sancerre.

And never underestimate the meaning of a handwritten note - I love these summer-themed cards from Greenwich Letterpress. 

And never underestimate the meaning of a handwritten note - I love these summer-themed cards from Greenwich Letterpress

Quick Cheese Plate Tips

Quick Cheese Plate Tips

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