HOST THE PERFECT IMPOSSIMAL PARTY With Peter and Jayne Smith
Quirky duo Peter and Jayne return for autumn with Sotally Tober, a splendiferous cocktail of booze-themed paintings for anyone who enjoys a tipple. Featuring their signature Impossimals®, the collection is an intoxicating tonic, no beer goggles required. “ We originally set out to create a sensible collection,” says Peter. “But it turned into a party that got rather wild. Brushes were cast aside, along with art-related clothing. Six months passed in a blur, and we both staggered out of the studio nursing a hangover that could knock out a whale.”
perfect drinks party, complete with party games and appetisers. First on the agenda is Impossimal etiquette. “Flatly refuse to eat snails,” instructs Peter. “Offer to cut up people’s food if they are eating too slowly and ensure that cheese is sliced into pieces no bigger than 1cm square. “Breaking ornaments with a cork is a skill admired by many, so shake any bottles of fizz before opening. And if you spill red wine, immediately throw white wine over your fellow host for good luck.” Don’t embarrass yourself by hosting a damp squib of a jamboree – follow these tips and you’ll be coming up rosé.
Thankfully, the pair recovered enough to tell us their top tips for hosting the
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