Success in Entertaining

With the holidays starting to wind down, I came across this fantastic article on how to entertain successfully.  Since some of you might still be planning New Years Eve Parties, 12 night and perhaps some other holiday party, this article might help you along the way.

Ward McAllister (1827–1895) was the writer of this article, and this was originally published in Society As I have Found it (1890). Ward McAllister, a Gold Rush millionaire who married an heiress, “the Mrs. Astor,” Caroline, whose husband, William, had inherited the vast estate of his brother John Jacob Astor III.

Read the article here (and download the PDF) from The Library of America.

Here is also another quick link to a description of who Ward McAllister was.

Ward_McAllister_caricatureCaricature of Ward McAllister as “an ass”
telling Uncle Sam to imitate “an English
Snob” (Source: WikiCommons)

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