The People Book

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In the book Entertaining is Fun by the wonderful Dorothy Draper, she discusses one of the key things to being a successful and thoughtful hostess.

Remembering what people's likes and dislikes, what they might be allergic to, etc. can make guests feel more cared for. Dorothy suggests keeping a small book of notes on these things.

I have adapted this idea into my 'People Book'. It's a moleskine phone book, so that it has pages for each letter of the alphabet.

Each person or friend gets a page, their name going at the top. Any notes about things, go below that.

This helps me remember that Vanessa is allergic to strawberries, and likes purple things which can help in buying presents, planning menus, and just knowing stuff.