December 02, 2008

Party for Pennies

Lucky Joanna {from the lovely a cup of jo and smitten} got to "tag along" with her boyfriend Alex's story for the New York Times on throwing a budget dinner party with David Monn. There's a great slideshow of the process and shindig right here. I loved this quote; great advice, recession or not:

“The thing about the recession is, it takes the pressure off,” said Mr. Monn, 45. “It allows you to strip away all the stuff that’s not important and focus on what is: friends, family, togetherness.”

Just what I needed to get me into the holiday {and budget concious} spirit!

p.s. My apologies for my unexpected blogging break. . .a bit of travel, a bit of sickness and a whole lot of work kept me away, but I hope to be back to a more regular posting schedule!


thrilled by the thought said...

That's a great quote. I've actually seen quite a few blessings as a result of this recession. I just hope it doesn't last much longer. I do think I would so enjoy the blessings of wealth!

Joanna Goddard said...

thank you so much. you are so sweet to post. thank you :)