Anyone, regardless of circumstances i. Self-confidence gained by being a good hostess can create a completely new world, especially for the unmarried girl who may want to enlarge her circle of friends and therefore her opportunities to meet the right man - also important for the married woman who wants to be something other than just a housewife. This book is not a good-grief-let-someone-else-try-it come-on that no lady would follow. It is an immensely useful book that explains the makings of a party people remember, even if you start out not knowing anyone and your bank account registers almost zero: taste, imagination Pat has plenty of both and is willing to share , hard work, plus a genuine love of people.
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Early life[ edit ] Pat Montandon was born on December 26, In the s Pat was living in San Francisco,  where she became a columnist and popular television host. During this time Pat became known for her talent giving themed and memorable parties and even dated, Frank Sinatra. Over the years she has welcomed a diverse range of people into her home to break bread and learn from one another. Attendees have discussed topics such as rape, racism, war, writing, childhood trauma and how to make the world a better place.
The Roundtables are ongoing. After a summer of managing a Joseph Magnin clothing store, she became a darling of the society columns through her creative skills as a party giver. She consulted with friend and vintner Robert Mondavi to present the idea to area vintners. Her unexpected divorce compelled Montandon to give her idea to the Napa Valley vintners with her portion of the proceeds benefitting two Napa Valley hospitals.
She collects letters written by schoolchildren, urging an end to nuclear proliferation, and has delivered food and supplies to needy children in Russia and Ethiopia. Peace To The Planet is completing a new banner, similar to the Banner of Hope, showing the faces and names of children killed in gun violence.
In Dr. Her first marriage, to Howard Groves in , lasted years. In she married butter baron and billionaire Al Wilsey and the next year she had her only child, best-selling author Sean Wilsey. As a society wife, Montandon "acquired a reputation for giving the best parties and round-table luncheons.
How To Be A Party Girl
Pat Montandon appears in the first chapter of her cocktail hour self-help book in a pink bra, half slip, and "mink colored eyelashes" making herself ready for "a How am I going to greet someone with my best hostess smile after I literally just spent the last five minutes in a dervish of activity How many times have you walked into a party and realized there are literally not enough places to sit down? I often forget ice at the last minute but in recent times have bought like half a freezer full of five pound bags, and then just chipped away what we needed come party time. Plus, how fancy does it look to have chipped ice sitting in a little signs-of-the-zodiac ice bucket I think very fancy, but I am biased. Tiny print, sorry-- right click and open in a new tab to supersize! Oh, Frank, have you met Jill?
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. After all, little Patsy Lou came from nowhere Oklahoma and now look television, radio, personal appearances, charity ball ne who has bashed Frank Sinatra and just keeps the social swirl in a mad uproar by throwing little soirees like that just ultimate groovy Mod party a year ago. Log-in or create an account first! Is there anything that puts you closer to your fourth grade self on the playground, trying to interest someone in a game of four square, the failure of which is somehow inextricably linked with your wrong-kind-of-sneakers?
HOW TO BE A PARTY GIRL PAT MONTANDON PDF
Claudia DeNuccio rated it really liked it Jun 20, Ana Roa Arrazola rated it liked it Jul 12, Out of all the things you should take seriously at a party, the guests having a good time should be 1, and your crazy-making mood effects how crazy-making the mood of the party is. Irene Schneider rated it did not like it Dec 21, Half black cloth and red paper covered boards. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pat Montandon. Mind and Background; Unit Fi This guest montxndon honor business montxndon intriguing to me, too; I might have to try crowning someone king or queen for a day just so I can buy a gold tablecloth and partyware for the occasion! I read it every summer to mark the passage into reading that could never possibly taught to my students.