What happens when a brand new interior designer travels solo to the world’s biggest furniture and design trade show with just a dream and her cardigan?
Author: The Next Dinner Party
Emily’s Guide to Algiers
We moved from Algiers to Princeton, New Jersey 10 months ago, and as I’ve said, I miss Algiers, Algeria, North Africa, and living abroad in general. Don’t get me wrong, a hundred things about living in comfy and convenient America are aces, but sometimes when I see a friend’s photos of a party shot from […]
On Saying the Wrong Thing
Being on an American college campus after years of living abroad brings up questions of the the “good” words and the “bad” words and who decides what those are.
How an Eccentric Chemist Amassed One of the World’s Best Art Collections
A recent visit to a museum with an astounding collection of Matisses has made me reconsider what I thought I knew about art museums.
Year in Review: 2022
It was an exceptionally busy (and fun) year that started in Zanzibar, ended in the Deep South, with stops in Princeton, NYC, Michigan, Montana, and more!
Woodstock of the Sahara
When 26 African and American musicians came together for a singular performance in the Algerian desert. Plus, I got a little wild with a few American friends who came for the show.
Introducing Next Dinner Party Designs
I just launched an interior design consultancy to help folks create rooms that reflect their personalities and can showcase all their beautiful things.
Are Robot Restaurants the New Thing?
Have all the waiters been replaced by robots? I don’t like it.
Vintage Rugs, Village Tours, and a Desert Fox Named Mike
A weekend trip to the “Cubist painting” southern Algerian town of Ghardaia offers more than just vintage rugs at amazingly low prices.
Princeton Patio Reveal
An avid dinner partier moves into a one-bedroom apartment with no dining room table, what to do? Build an al fresco dining space of course, inspired by the English countryside.