The summer season is all about traveling, vacations, and, of course, staying with friends. Whether they have a beach house in the Hamptons or a tiny cottage in the mountains, here’s all the need-to-know etiquette for ensuring a breezy stay (and an invite to come back).
Bring a gift.
This is a must for any visit – and if you don’t believe me, Emily Post says so. A nice bottle of wine is suitable, or a piece of home décor you know your host will love. Staying more than one night? Aim for something a little more elaborate to say a proper, “thanks for letting me crash here.”
Have your own toiletries on hand.
While I love scooping up all the mini shampoos and soaps in hotel bathrooms, don’t assume your host will provide the same. Tote along your own shower products, and don’t rely on your host for toothpaste.