9 episodes

Forever the Host and never the hosted? In her debut podcast series, broadcaster, interiors fanatic, food lover and founder of Hoste - Laura Jackson is handing over the apron strings to chat food, travel and interiors with guests that do the hosting. If you want to know all about their hosting secrets, inside their black book for restaurants,  in-the-know holiday destinations or even where they shop for vintage crockery - this is the podcast for you. Whether it be at their house, their local coffee spot, or even in their favourite hotel room, join our hosts and Laura for a cuppa or a margarita... whilst we unpick what it means to hoste.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 6 Ratings

Forever the Host and never the hosted? In her debut podcast series, broadcaster, interiors fanatic, food lover and founder of Hoste - Laura Jackson is handing over the apron strings to chat food, travel and interiors with guests that do the hosting. If you want to know all about their hosting secrets, inside their black book for restaurants,  in-the-know holiday destinations or even where they shop for vintage crockery - this is the podcast for you. Whether it be at their house, their local coffee spot, or even in their favourite hotel room, join our hosts and Laura for a cuppa or a margarita... whilst we unpick what it means to hoste.

    “I’ve just remembered I’ve got my Christmas wreath up” - Fiona Leahy

    “I’ve just remembered I’ve got my Christmas wreath up” - Fiona Leahy

    For the final episode of season one, Laura speaks to Irish-born Creative Director and founder of her eponymous brand, Fiona Leahy Design, Fiona Leahy who has designed parties most of us could only dream of. Having made the jump from fashion to party planning 13 years ago, her catalogue of conquests and events stretch from Dita Von Teese and Marilyn Manson’s wedding to a Yayoi Kusama event for Louis Vuitton and Nat Rothchilds 40th birthday in Montenegro. If you have ever come across an event or tablescape image where your heart literally skips a beat, Fiona was probably the mastermind behind it. From tablescapes and machimalism, to pilgrimages through Peru in the name of rattan placemats and a solo meal to die for, this final episode really is the cherry on top and full to bursting with great travel and interior tips, and exactly where to go to kit out your own table wardrobe.

    Antiques:
    Talisman - Interiors emporium
    Circus Antiques - Great 70’s stuff
    Retrouvious

    Markets:
    Ardingly Market (Ardingly International Antiques & Collection Fairs)
    Porte de Clignancourt - Paris Flea Market
    Portobello market - vintage napkins

    Interiors and Tables:
    Soho Home
    Merci Paris - Sheets
    H&M Home - winter table cloth
    Zara Home
    The Cloth Shop - Table cloth
    Onces Milano
    Heather Taylor Home - LA
    Espelma -  Candles
    Liberty - Homeware
    VV Ruveux - Ribbon
    Scarlet and Violet - Florist

    Restaurants:
    Lima in London
    Central in Lima in Peru - Altitude menu

    • 38 min
    "I think it’s flourless" - Raven Smith

    "I think it’s flourless" - Raven Smith

    Hosting us this week at his favourite Soho haunt is the wonderfully quick witted Raven Smith. Raven’s instagram is a firm fan favourite, offering up a hilarious running commentary on the goings on of everyday life - his charm and quick witted journalism has earned him a place as a contributor at British Vogue and the columnist Sunday times style as well as paving the way to his newest accreditation: Author of the autobiographical "Raven Smith’s Trivial Pursuit". Together, Laura and Raven jump from holiday homes in France to fish finger taco parties in London and drinking mezcal in Mexico at 11:00am. A ‘casual saver’ - more to come on this - Raven is currently renovating his house with his husband, whose relationship can be benchmarked through multiple signature "Raven" dishes.

    New Yorker encyclopedia of cooking - The ‘Club’ Sandwich

    For the Book:
    Contramar - Mexico
    Chiltern Firehouse - London
    Brasserie Zedel - Lunch
    Quo Vadis - Lunch/Dinner
    Duck Soup - Dinner
    Little Duck - The Picklery - Dinner

    For the travel diary:
    Big Blue Hole - Belize
    Mazunte - Oachatan
    Edition Hotel
    Soho House Hotels
    Casa Tiny

    • 31 min
    "Welcome to our Suite" - Mr and Mrs Smith

    "Welcome to our Suite" - Mr and Mrs Smith

    Hosting us in their luxurious Zetter London penthouse suit and giving us all itchy feet are Tammy and James Lohan founders of the global travel club Mr and Mrs Smith. Since they founded it in 2003 their iconic site has grown to encompass over a million members and for good reason. From trialling out spa's for first date locations, camping, cruising, travelling sustainably and working as a Husband and Wife duo - this week we learn the true meaning of what it is to wolladay!

    For the Book:
    The Capella - Singapore - BRUNCH
    Es Torrent, Ibiza - LUNCH
    Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California - DINNER
    Morkuru - watching the Whales
    Ca's Xorc, Mallorca

    Travel destinations and hotels:
    Tbilsisi, Georgia - (Up and Coming Destination)
    Comporta, Portugal (Destination)
    São lourenço Do Barrocal, Portugal (Hotel)
    Uxua Casa Hotel, Bahia, Brazil (Hotel)
    Castello di Reschio, Reskia, Umbria
    The Pig Hotel's, The UK
    The Dutchess, New York
    Casa Fortunato, Lisbon
    The Hurtinggruten Ships - Cruise through the Nordic Fjords
    Caledonian Sleeper - Sleeper train to Scotland
    Trans Siberian Express - Train across Siberia
    The Madonna Inn - San Luis Obispo, California

    • 37 min
    "Hi Babe" - Anna Jones

    "Hi Babe" - Anna Jones

    Hosteing us in her east london studio and creative food space this week is food writer, food stylist, chef and all round brilliant woman - Anna Jones. Trailblazer in celebrating modern day vegetarianism, we discuss the sometimes tricky veggie/vegan terrain and how her books have become culinary bibles for home cooks. A ceramic fanatic, we learn of Anna's favourite brands and places to buy, her love for food styling what it was like to train with Jamie Oliver on his programme Fifteen.

    For the book:
    Pophams
    Sqirl - in LA
    Spring - lunch
    Lardo - Dinner East london

    Interiors and ceramics:
    Turning Earth - ceramics
    Pip Heartal
    Nom

    • 36 min
    "Don't you just love Joseph?!" - Stacey Dooley

    "Don't you just love Joseph?!" - Stacey Dooley

    This week prolific documentary maker, author, MBE and winner of strictly, and self proclaimed terrible cook, Stacey Dooley hosts us at her favourite local cafe, Haminados in West London. Together Laura and Stacey discuss counting tea bags on the front line to what you eat on death row and the necessary need for boundaries and how sometimes a staycation is the perfect holiday when your work takes you to far flung corners of the world.

    For the book:
    Hoppers in Soho
    The Oak
    The Marksman
    Raouls - NY

    • 31 min
    "Apologies for all the *stuff* in here" - Daisy Hoppen

    "Apologies for all the *stuff* in here" - Daisy Hoppen

    From the days of 20 denier tights and serving the royals and Sting with Admirable Chrighton, to pregnancy announcements and elaborately planned weekend escapes Laura and this weeks guest (and very good friend) Daisy Hoppen discuss the full spectrum of what it is to Hoste. With wine in one hand and Mescal in the other we learn of Daisy's company DHPR - which represents brands such as Molly Goddard, Vampires Wife, Aesop, Shrimps and most famously Ganni whose house parties are legendary - the family dinner table dynamics in the Hoppen household and Daisy's dining hitlist.

    For the book:
    The Brunswick East - Brunch
    Rochelle Canteen - Lunch
    Sushi Park - Dinner LA
    Deliveroo on the Sofa - Dinner London

    • 40 min

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