In the Mood to Entertain 

What’s Hot in November

Tis the season to open our homes (and more likely, our backyards and patios) to friends and family. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or a larger fête, let this selection of items inspire you to take your role as host to the next level. 

On the Fly 

Berkel’s iconic Volano B3 flywheel slicer’s

While Berkel’s iconic Volano B3 flywheel slicer’s vintage artisanal design is the ultimate tool for salumi, charcuterie, and cheese, it is so beautiful that it could truly pass as a sculptural focal point in the home. Retail: $6,399. Mia Cucina, 105 Miracle Mile, 305-792- 9494,

Perfect Pour 

to Entertain - porcelain decanters

Upgrade your bar in a major way with Jonathan Adler’s retro-inspired porcelain decanters. Emblazoned with the name of your favorite vice, when poured from one of these vessels, even bottom-shelf booze will become a stellar choice. Retail: from $168. Violetas Home Design, 221 Miracle Mile, 305-381-0711, 

Hot Pot 

electric kettle

Both functional and chic, Fellow’s Stagg electric kettle simplifiesthe process of heating water for the perfect cup of pour-over coffee or hot tea. It comes in a variety of minimalist designs, but we are partial to the matte black with walnut wood handle. Retail: $189.95. Williams Sonoma, 350 San Lorenzo Ave. #2005, 305-446-9421,

That’s Amore 

In the Mood to Entertain -  Kalama- zoo’s countertop artisan fire pizza oven

Pizza night is about to get a total reboot with the help of Kalama- zoo’s countertop artisan fire pizza oven. Easy to set up and control, you can prepare delicious Neapolitan-style pies in 45 minutes. Retail price available upon request. Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, 4199 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 305-507-6221,

Shake It 

salt and pepper grinders by Zaha Hadid Design

Made from matte-finished ceramic, this set of salt and pepper grinders by Zaha Hadid Design can be nested together or used as stand-alone sculptural pieces. Either way, they will add a dose of playfulness to your table. Retail: $140. Luminaire, 2331 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 305-448-7367,