I love having friends visit from out of town. It’s so much fun catching up against a backdrop of your favorite neighborhood haunts. With good planning, entertaining does not have to be expensive or stressful. Here is my week before count down.
- The week before: stock your fridge. My essentials are bagels, good coffee, Italian grapefruit soda, wine, beer, and cheese. Don’t forget things like toilet paper.
- The week before: deep clean your apartment including any linens. This way, a light cleaning the night before will ensure your place is spotless for your guest.
- A couple days before, plan your activities. I love choosing activities that show my friends the “Hollywood life” as well as the natural beauty of LA. This weekend I am planning a Runyan Canyon hike, brunch at Doughboys, Dinner at Vinum Populi, and a trip to the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market.
- After you have planned your schedule, let you guest know if they need to pack anything special like running shoes, a nice outfit, or work out gear.