As a child, my family hosted foreign students who came to San Francisco to learn English. So I guess you could say that I was raised to welcome strangers to my dinner table. I try to share this perspective in my two homes-- San Francisco, CA and The Netherlands. There is a Dutch word "Gezellig" which roughly translates to "Cozy." I like to think of it as the feeling you get when you walk in your front door. This easy comfort is how to best summarize how I travel and host--- renovated clean spaces, organized easy logistics, accessible conversation, and a dinner made with care to end the day.