It is the attention to detail that makes for great dishes – whether rustled up at home with infinite care or in a professional kitchen. Now, get the larger picture – place your perfect meal into perfect platters – the ones that reflect the cuisine and concern that you have bestowed. Larger still – the flawless setting, the impeccable backdrop. Give your meal a context, whether of stylish coordination or quirky mismatch. Go the whole hog, for visuals should always enhance great taste. Maithili Ahluwalia of chic lifestyle boutique Bungalow 8, photographer and furniture designer Shahid Datawala and fashion designer Payal Singhal show you how to lay out a mean meal....
Throwing the perfect party is an art that takes practice and attention to detail. Verve speaks to five dazzling hosts on the social circuit, who share their party checklists from picking the right theme to caring about a handwritten thank you note, while always remembering the personal touch