The latest launches for party perfection

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What sets fine dining apart from the average weeknight dinner? A helping of bling, we say, which makes Julian Chichester’s Tiffany table, with its bands of brass roundels, a certified corker. And that’s not to mention the body in quarter-sawn bleached oak



Seductive dining is all about ambience, so get the lighting right and the rest will follow. The Planeta floor lamp triumphs not just for its burnished-steel frame but for the soft light cast by its glass orbs.

£2,060, Studio Kronos for Cattelan Italia,


Hip hosting at high-street prices is the MO at Host, your online shop for an Instagram-worthy #tablescape. Its collaboration with Ottoline serves up these delicious cloud and wiggle-print plates.

From £12.95 for side plate, Ottoline x Host,

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If you’re yet to hit up cult London eateries Gloria and Circolo Popolare, Big Mamma, the group behind the buzz, are bringing their twist on Italian cooking straight to your kitchen with a cookbook. Expect recipes for Burrata Flower Power and Double Choco Love alongside Tiramisu and Risotto alla Milanese classics.

Big Mamma Cucina Popolare: Contemporary Italian Recipes, £27.95,


Start the Christmas period smug in the knowledge that your glassware notches up some serious style points.

Diseguale worked stamp wine glass, £75 for set of six, Bitossi at amara. com.

Curve appeal

Have a discerning party-pro on your gift list this year? Look no further than L’Objet – its focus on playful shapes and luxe touches, including 24k gold plating, make its statement serveware a must for the cool culinary crowd.

HaasTwisted Horn two-piece serving set in Gold, £215,

Sounds good

No sweat if you don’t possess the DJ skills necessary to confidently spin vinyl on La Boite Concept’s turntable; Bluetooth compatibility means you can stream music via laptop, phone and tablet, all with enhanced high-fidelity, immersive and distortion-free audio.


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