Northwest Fall Cure: Party Time!

Northwest Fall Cure: Party Time!

Cutemess decidedly non-messy bedroom has gorgeous high ceilings.

• Cure Clock: 1 Week Remaining
• Assignment: Read pp. 222-236, prepare for and host housewarming
• Flickr Pool: Northwest Fall Cure Pool

We've come a long way, and here we are at the defining week of the Cure — the party, or when we get to share with our friends and family the results of the cleaning, purging and arranging madness that has defined the last seven weeks.

The timing of this Cure has been unique in that Thanksgiving — and the attendant dinner party extravaganza — hit last week, before the Cure finished. Hopefully you didn't burn out on entertaining (or even better, that you were entertained), and you'll enjoy hosting a get together this week.

Our advice: keep it small, and sensitive to the number of people that can comfortably fit in your apartment. Just because the party marks the culmination of all your hard work doesn't mean the party has to be a blowout!

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    Session's Eames LCWs will make excellent party seating.

    Weekly Assignment (Deep Treatment & One-Room Workout):

  • Find a good recipe and test it.
  • Prepare your apartment the day before the party.
  • Get home early on the day of the party.
  • Vacuum the entire apartment and clean all windows.
  • Do a final purge of clutter and empty the Outbox.
  • Arrange the apartment for the best party flow.
  • Remove your shoes when at home.
  • Consider improving your audio system and making it smaller.
  • Buy fresh flowers.
  • Turn down the lights and light your candles.
  • Choose the music ahead of time.
  • Serve cold drinks immediately.
  • Cook and eat at home, plan the week ahead, and wake early for a bath.
  • Optional: consider removing the television.

    Aquarabit put this together back when we were working on landing strips, but the cute artwork and display will be the first thing her guests see when they visit!

    Previous Northwest Fall Cure 08 Posts:

  • It's That Time Again!

  • Week Zero — Sign Up and Get Oriented (the sign-up form is in this post, so be sure to click through and sign up if you haven't done it yet!)

  • Week Zero — Getting Oriented

  • Week One — Creating Your Vision

  • Week One: Weekend — Creating Your Vision
  • Week Two — Clearing the Path
  • Week Two: Weekend — Clearing the Path
  • Week Three — The Landing Strip
  • Week Three: Weekend — The Landing Strip
  • Week Four — Purge, Baby, Purge!
  • Week Four: Weekend — Purge, Baby, Purge!
  • Week Five — The Thick of It
  • Week Five: Weekend — The Thick of It
  • Week Six — Light Therapy
  • Week Seven — Sacred Space

    The Fall Cure on the other AT sites:

  • San Francisco & our Flickr group (Hosted by Danielle and covering the northwest)

  • New York & their Flickr group (Hosted by Maxwell and covering the east)

  • Los Angeles & their Flickr group (Hosted by Abby and Laure and covering the southwest)

  • Chicago & their Flickr group (Hosted by Sarahrae and covering the midwest)

    General Info:

  • Buy the book from our store, Amazon, Powell's or Barnes & Noble
  • Read an excerpt from the first chapter

  • Revisit the last Cure (Spring)

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