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When guests sit down at the table this holiday season, it should be the goal of all stews to take their breath away with extra special table settings. It is our top priority that they leave the table totally satisfied with perfect holiday presentation, food and service.
To accomplish a perfect holiday dining experience make sure to do the following:
Planning the place
Setting the perfect holiday dinner table on a superyacht takes a bit of research and creativity. However, if done right, it will impress thoroughly.
Begin by planning and purchasing items in the yacht’s homepor if possible, as there will be more options. Go to places such as Pier One Imports, Bed Bath & Beyond, Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, and Amazon.com.
Stick with holiday colors and buy flowers in those colors. Buy or collect natural materials when possible such as candles, pieces of wood, twigs, pinecones, leaves, and cinnamon.
Make sure there is a table runner and/or placemats and napkins that compliment each other. If not, buy some.
To ensure a yacht-quality table, stay away from items that look fake and too festive. To glam up the table, use gold spray-painted items to dot the table as they tend to make the table look pretty. Otherwise, use natural products, high-end linens and neutral colors.
Make sure the linens (table runner, placemats and napkins) are ironed neatly. Silverware and glasses are to be polished.
Create a simple and elegant napkin fold or use a napkin ring if desired.
Make sure all decorations are clean and the tags are taken off.
Lay table runners, placemats and napkins.
Set the table with cutlery and glasses.
Place candles in their places using a variety of heights and sizes.
Place flowers in center of table.
Organize items such as pieces of wood, pinecones, twigs and cinnamon on the runner or placemat in the center of the table.
As an added touch, place a cinnamon stick or other item on top of the napkin or within the napkin ring for a finished look.
Angela Orecchio is a chief stew and certified health coach. This column was edited from her blog, Savvy Stewardess, The Smart Girl’s Guide to Yachting (www.savvystewardess.com). Comments are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.