Hostess With the Mostess*

One of the things I miss most about Beirut really doesn’t have anything to do with Beirut, the city, at all. What I really miss about life in Beirut is my great circle of friends that I had. More the going out, more than being invited somewhere, I love hosting a good party for my friends. It can be a dinner party, a barbecue, brunch, or a cocktail party; I just love having people over to my place and showing them a good time with good food and drink.

My apartment in Beirut was perfect for hosting with a spacious living space, full dining room table, and decent sized kitchen. Sure, in Brooklyn I could host eight people for Thanksgiving dinner by cramming them into my tiny living room and using the couch as extra seating, but having a great space makes all the difference.

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Sunday morning potluck brunch at my place.

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An early summer barbecue for friends on my rooftop.

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My friend Emily visited from Cairo and together we hosted a dinner party for her Lebanese friends.

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Creating the menu and trying out new recipes is half the fun.

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Book club at my place. After the eating, drinking, and socializing, we do finally get around to talking about some books.

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The people in the kitchen always seem to be having the most fun.

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Fresh baked strawberry scones to welcome my traveling friends to Beirut for the weekend.

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Things can get interesting at the end of the night.

I’m really looking forward to starting my new life in Budapest, meeting some awesome people, and hosting some great parties! I hope to find a great apartment with plenty of space for hosting (and a spare bedroom for overnight guests). Friends, if you’re interested in visiting Budapest, I can’t wait to have you!

*At least I like to think so! (Also, I needed a title for this post.)

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2 Comments on “Hostess With the Mostess*

  1. It looks like you had a great time there 🙂

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