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Gift Guide: For the Gregarious Host

Tasteful and entertaining accent pieces for the tabletop

By Eric Mutrie
Photography by Naomi Finlay

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DL-W15-Host-corkscrewSHOP HERE: Hopson Grace

Two marble-topped dining tables sit at the heart of this Burdifilek-designed tableware boutique, covered in arrangements of fine bone china, glittering cutlery and thrilling centrepieces. The tasteful selection – pulled from top manufacturers and artisans the world over – is sure to impress even the most seasoned dinner party guests.

Best Bets: Tom Dixon’s brass Arc corkscrew keeps wine flowing ($90); Richard Brendon’s striped teacups and saucers make for optical illusions in cobalt blue (from $160); Hering Berlin’s biscuit porcelain Cielo bowl is hand-perforated with a geometric pattern ($675). 1120 Yonge St  416 926 1120  Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5  hopsongrace.com

MORE GOOD STUFF:

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BOWL OVER
Georg Jensen’s turnip-shaped bonbonniere, pairing warm oak with stainless steel, is a chichi solution for serving sweets. $150, at Torp Inc.

 

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JAVA JUNKIE
The auto-close lid and vacuum-sealed plastic shell of Bodum’s 1.1-litre jug keep coffee warm. Available in four colours. $45, at Faema

 

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SKETCH PAD
Keep hot dishes off the counter with these black doodle-shaped silicone trivets, available in three styles. $15, at Up to You

 

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TILT-A-WHIRL
Give the sculptural Conundrum decanter a quick swirl to aerate wine and enhance its flavour and aroma. $35, at BYOB

Originally published in our Winter 2015 issue.


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