M rost of us are familiar with the AT&T Pro Am, car week leading up to the Concours d’Elegance, Pebble Beach Food & Wine, the Big Sur Marathon and a litany of exciting race weekends at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. This year, our little spot of heaven is also host to the U.S. Open, which promises to be outstanding.
Many of us use these events as welcomed opportunities to get together with loved ones and friends. For that reason, event season is the season for house guests! Don’t panic. There are a few things you should do to prepare for company so your time can be spent socializing and relaxing.
If you don’t have a bar, you might think about setting one up in the living room in an effort to free up bottlenecks in the kitchen. Make sure you have plenty of coasters and, of course, seating, too. Don’t neglect your outside spaces! How does your patio furniture look? Need new cushions or a new umbrella? Our weather can be unpredictable and guests will surely want to spend time outside if we have one of our many glorious Peninsula days. Evenings will still get chilly so take a look at fire pits and heaters before your guests arrive.
Having company can be stressful but it doesn’t need to. Being prepared will help you enjoy the important times and alleviate stress.