Sobremesa (n.): the time spent around the table after lunch or dinner, talking to the people you shared the meal with; time to digest and savor both food and friendship.
It is a sad truth that we Americans have forgotten the importance of the family table, where families can come together at the end of the day and share not just a meal, but also communication and dialog. Not so long ago, this is where children and families were nutured and relationships were built. Many Europeans remember this, but it seems that we are so engaged in the busyness of our lives that we do not.
It is our mission at My Favorite Beach House to encourage in any way we can a return to the family table. We have long advocated making meal times an event, as much as is practially possible, even when it's just for our own family.
Your family will feel special every day when you set a beautiful table with elegant plates and flatware that you love. Your kids will tell their friends that obviously, since you have pewter octopus salt and pepper shakers, you are the coolest mom on earth.
We know. Everyone is tired by dinner time and setting a proper table after...sigh...cooking dinner, just sounds like one more thing to do. But even if only now and then, making dinnertime a special time of building memories with your family will pay off in dividends that are definitely worth the investment in time.
And then, of course, there is your entertaining tablescape. Pewter crab place card holders and octopus napkin rings...oh my. Once you have designed the most enchanting beach themed table top ever, your perfect hostess reputation will be sealed for good.
Make your table THE place to be with exquisite tableware from My Favorite Beach House!