at the round table.
i love dinner parties, don’t you? i think most of the time, i’d much prefer gathering friends at home, over eating at a restaurant. it’s just so much more intimate, and the conversation isn’t drowned out by the clatter of a bustling cafe, buzzing with other diners’ chatter. and i like a round table best of all. i imagine that’s why the literary dignitaries at the algonquin round table, chose that shape rather than say a long rectangle — that would have just sounded all kinds of wrong (the algonquin rectangle table does not roll off the tongue well). at a proper round table you can face the other diners and have civilized conversation, none of that straining your neck to hear what everyone’s laughing about at the other end of the table, right? even when it’s just a table for two, round is where it’s at. here’s a few great ones.
• top image mrs. jones.