Wabi-Sabi Welcome is sharing a pot of tea with friends. It is preparing delicious food to nourish, not to show off. It’s keeping a basket of cozy slippers at the door for guests. It is well-worn linens, bouquets of branches picked on a walk in the woods, mismatched mugs, and collected dishware that only improves with time.
Filled with unexpected ideas and recipes, tips for creating an intimate environment, and visits to select homes around the world where the principle of wabi-sabi is woven into daily life, Wabi-Sabi Welcome is a new way to entertain-one that’s easygoing, unfussy, and stress-free and that meaningfully reflects the spirit of both host and guest.
Julie Pointer Adams has been casually entertaining friends for the better part of her life, but she began doing so professionally when she developed and directed Kinfolk magazine’s original dinner and workshop series alongside editor Nathan Williams for several years. Julie has planned, hosted, and overseen hundreds of both small and not-so-small gatherings all over the world. She currently resides in Santa Barbara with her husband, Ryan.