Whether you need a last minute gift, or a way to thank your friend for being a gracious host, Kate Spade New York's new entertaining tome, "" has a few no-fail suggestions.
Beautifully packaged French soaps (the kind you get at boutique drugstores).
A bottle of rosé champagne, St. Germain or artisanal lemonade.
A vintage copy of Elsa Schiaparelli's "Shocking Life," F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," "I Married Adventure" by Osa Johnson, "Beaton in the Sixties" or Patti Smith's "Just Kids."
Elevated versions of everyday basics: olive oil, balsamic vinegar and the like.
A chic cake stand or plate piled with local treats (ours would include a scrumptious mille crêpe cake from Lady M or a batch of frosted sugar cookies by Meli & Angi).
A deck of .
If you love to cook, a special homemade dessert or canned delight (jam, mole verde, sriracha, tomato sauce) with ingredients from your local market.