In "Any Night's All Right" (issue #97, pp. 74-80), Liz Pearson offers a menu for celebrating with good friends. For dessert, she suggests a buttermilk cake, baked in a Bundt pan. For a special touch, we recommend the NordicWare fleur de lis Bundt pan, available for $31.95 at Cooking.com.
And to set the stage for your gathering, how about votive candles and a bamboo runner for the table (both are pictured in the article)? We like antiqued mercury-glass votive holders, available from Pottery Barn. A set of four usually sells for $24, but is now on sale for $14.99. The Chilewich bamboo runner costs $47 at Mod Decor. Chalk is the color of the one shown in the article; many other colors are available.