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Domestic Bliss: How To Live

3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Most of us lead desperately busy lives, with little time, we think, for spoiling ourselves or others. Yet wouldn't it be good to feel that we could make even the most everyday activities a little special? Domestic Bliss shows how to do just that. From throwing dinners and parties that everyone will kill to be invited to and welcoming house guests in style (even if they are ...more
Published September 19th 2002 by Ebury Press (first published January 1st 2002)
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Oh so Posh and delicious ...Rita suggests we vaccum our homes in Bra and Panties to make it more fun but only if you're wearing lace or silk (no grubby white/grey cotton please)....I love it! On a more series side she gives tips on giving gifts (wedding etc) hosting dinner parties and etiquette. A Real gem of a book.

(read sometime ago but set as today to stop it messing up my shef:)
This is getting four stars mainly because I LOVE Rita - in particular her quirky interiors/lifestyle columns for the New York Times and now the Wall Street Journal. About half the book feels like pure fantasy to me, just not relevant to my life at all at the moment (notably the chapters on entertaining and parties; camping and picnics; and spoiling oneself). There is some useful information though on dealing with builders; markets and antique shops; storage solutions; and domestic chores. But th ...more
Ugh. Neither practical nor stylish. I think the author is just taking a piss out of all the "living with style" type of texts. I mean, she has to be, because I can't believe that someone would give a tip like keeping a chocolate stash near your baby's diaper changing table to make the diaper blowouts easier on you. Who in their right mind would want to eat, and eat chocolate at that, of all things, while changing a dirty diaper?
Delightful, fun book full of light-hearted tips on modern housekeeping, making guests feel welcome and other domestic matters.
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