have you ever stayed at someone’s house, woke up in the middle of the night and desperately needed a glass of water? then, didn’t move. you don’t know how to get to the kitchen in the dark. and if you could, you’d never find the glasses, at least without waking everyone in a 3 block radius. it’s the worst feeling. or close to. they’re already doing a lot by letting you stay. extend them some grace + let them sleep. right? so you toss + turn, until your dehydration gives way to extreme exhaustion. and you pass out.
that may be an extreme case + slight exaggeration. but it could happen. (anything could). so I do what I can to ensure my guests
aren’t desperate for a glass of water at midnight feel at home. I’ve taken notice of a few things I find important when I’m staying somewhere (typically hotel-ish amenities) that make me feel extra special. and I provide them for my guests. for the same reason. to make them feel extra special. just in case you’re inclined to do the same ..
five ways to make your guests feel at home.
• hydrate | if you’re going to provide one thing, let it be a water. I keep a case of these small bottles in the pantry for this exact reason. (and mostly because we take our guests for cocktails, so water is a necessity).
• indulge | when I’m traveling, I tend to indulge. seek comfort in chocolate. I like to leave a sweet treat, like these. chocolate on the pillow, anyone?
• connect | if a hotel or business offers free Wi-Fi, I’m an instant fan. so, I leave the network + password in our guest room. no need to ask, enjoy your late-night instagram surf.
• pamper | when you’re not sleeping in your own bed, a little extra can go along way to help you relax. I leave out a few of these face masks.
• unwind | no mini bar prices here. a glass of wine is always a nice gesture.