Two things I do wish I could have at all times: fresh flowers of the season, and a crunchy batch of my homemade biscotti. Not only do flowers make a home alive and inviting, but the smell of the season is irreplaceable. As for the biscotti, well I always love to be able to offer guests a homemade treat. One thing that doesn't happen these days as often as it does in movies is unexpected guests. No one really knows the home address of their loved ones these days; instead we know their web address. For me it's fun and thrilling to receive a last minute visitor. It's an excuse to open that bottle of wine that I had no excuse for when I bought it. For me it's a crash course in spontaneity. For me, it's how people connect and feel like they belong somewhere to some community, to some tribe.