Hosting is the relationship between guest and host. It’s about a warm welcome, reaching out, and getting closer. It’s about opening up, sharing stories, listening and enjoying. And when done well, it gets the heart racing.
The ancient Pashtun people of south-central Asia have a strong code of hospitality. Their code of ethics has as its first principle the idea of “Milmastiya” or Hospitality; the notion that it is our duty to welcome strangers and foreigners that come among you. In ancient Greece, a person’s ability to extend hospitality was the determinant of nobility and social standing. In India, hospitality is based on the principle Atithi Devo Bhava, meaning “the guest is god”.
It can end with dancing on the tables, or with candles melting away into darkness, but the best dining experiences start with captivating interiors. Tables that anchor the room and spark a conversation, and chairs that support the emotional arc of any conversation.
At Timothy Oulton, we believe that breaking bread, or hospitality, is an ancient art that deserves continual revival. From show-stopping spaces to fun formal entertaining, casual and hearty roast dinners to spontaneous get-togethers, Timothy Oulton’s dining collections set the scene for memorable evenings with friends and family.