Setting the stage, or table, for a gathering is no easy feat (take it from me). But, when you add local goodness, like wares from The Setting, it's pretty hard to miss the mark. Maker, Amanda Shine, already has quite the full plate, and somehow found the time to make your tabletop, top-notch. 

As I perused her site, and realized that I was trying to rationalize each and every piece as one that I needed to treat myself to (hello, 212). I knew that this lady, with some serious curation cred, would have an eye for gifting, and making memories.

Read on for her answers and stunning snaps of the items I'm coveting ...

Q1: Best gift you received? Who gave it to you? 

A coral ring from my grandmother 

Q2: Best gift you gave? Who did you give it to? 

A Roberto Dutesco Horses of Sable Island print. I gave it to my boyfriend. 

Q3: Most meaningful project thus far? 

Launching my brand of handmade ceramics and my website. 

Q4: Self talk motto(s) for staying motivated? 

Keep pushing! 

Q5: Pre-party rituals? 

Lipstick & La Mer

Q5: Go-to additions for a lust-worthy tablescape? 

Fresh flowers, crisp linens and a few pieces from The Setting : ) 

Q7: Best place(s) in NYC for a bite?

There are so many! The Smile, Minetta Tavern, Great Jones Café, I could go on..


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