Master the art of being the perfect host and the perfect guest.
Written by ZOE RUFFNER
Photography by GUY AROCH
Creative Direction by VICEN AKINA
Makeup by LAURE DANSOU
Hair by HOLLY MILLS
Styling by COCO CASSIBBA
Nails by HOLLY FALCONE
Edited by JACLYN LITTLE
In the age of demanding work days which extend into all hours of the weeknight, the weekend escape has become sacrosanct––a time to decompress and make memories with family and friends. This is why mastering the art of being the perfect host and guest has become more important than ever. Both roles come with their own responsibilities, but both share a common theme–making the lives of those you host, or those who are hosting, easier and more pleasurable.
With that in mind, when opening your home, we recommend stocking guest bedrooms and baths with unexpected delights and items that your visitors may not have thought to pack (or simply forgot) for themselves, like a sustainably-made beechwood toothbrush or an ultra-luxe bubble bath by way of Paris.
And for those arriving for the weekend, we cannot underscore the importance of a thoughtful and indulgent gift for your host(s) such as chic, low-smoke incense, an invigorating body-care set, or a tin of Brazilian bath salts housed in a keepsake tin.
Here, 16 VIOLET CODE APPROVED suggestions to firmly establish yourself as the consummate host and guest.
FOR BEING THE PERFECT HOST
Oh-so much-more than just a gorgeous white towel, this super-soft, next-gen body cloth incorporates bacteria-fighting technology to keep breakouts at bay. Best of all? A cleaner towel, designed to stay fresh throughout the weekend means less laundry for you.
Who hasn’t unpacked their toiletry kit only to realize that they’ve forgotten the most necessary item of all––a toothbrush? Crafted in Switzerland from sustainably-sourced alpine beechwood, let guests take this vVardis toothebrush with them when they leave.
FOR BEING THE PERFECT GUEST
If your host starts each morning with yoga, meditation, or sun salutations, delight them with Vyrao’s eye-catching, low-smoke bamboo incense sticks.