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We are pleased to present a new “Dining With” editorial feature with Aerin Lauder, the creative force behind the global luxury lifestyle brand AERIN and the international style icon.

As an authority on all things beauty, fashion and home décor, there is no one better than Aerin to share her tips to create the perfect setting for an intimate dinner party at home. From her favourite recipes to the importance of family bonding time over a home-cooked meal, Aerin opens up and shares some of her party-hosting tips including her favourite flower and her most delicious desert.

 

Dress up or dress down?

I still like to dress up when I can. It makes a night at home feel even more special.

Cocktail hour means?

Relaxing after a busy day and spending time with my family.

On my playlist?

I love any music on the playlists that my boys create for me.

My dinner table is never without?

I always have fresh flowers on the table.

“ spending time with my family.”
Aerin Lauder
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Favourite dinner party flowers?

My favorite dinner flowers are anemones.

What’s for dinner?

I love classic comfort food, such as roasted chicken and potatoes. It’s important for the food to be delicious and easy for everyone to enjoy.

Home-cooked or catered?

There is nothing better than a delicious homecooked meal. Recently, I have been reading a ton of cookbooks and learning to make new recipes for my family.

"I always have fresh flowers on the table."
Aerin Lauder

Best kept party secret?

Scented candles in the living room create a warm and inviting introduction.

Greatest recipe ever copied off a restaurant menu?

I love recreating the Viennese inspired dishes from Café Sabarsky at the Neue Gallerie. The Chicken Paprika is one of my favorites.

Dream dinner guests?

I wish I could invite Marella Agnelli to dinner. She is a style icon and a great inspiration.

 
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Truth or dare?

Dare.

What’s for pudding?

Molten chocolate cake with ice cream is my favorite.

Herbal tea or nightcap after dinner?

Nightcap.

 

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