“Entertaining is a lot like gardening,” Elizabeth Locke says. “You grow more confident with practice and learn from your mistakes. At a certain point you figure out what works and doesn’t work for you.” Locke loves to cook, but she believes it’s the environment and the conversation, rather than the food, that people will remember the most.
She shares four pearls of entertaining wisdom that easily apply to gatherings large or small.
By KAREN CARROLL | Photographs by KIP DAWKINS | Styling by ALEXANDRA SCHMITT