On the Table
Registering for china and flatware can be daunting for a newly engaged couple – but not for former Bachelorette Meredith Phillips and her intended, Ian McKee. Phillips visited New York City recently to showcase a table of elegant sterling-silver flatware, wineglasses and china custom selected in her honor by interior designer Hildi Santo-Tomas of TV's Trading Spaces. "The thought of going to register is sometimes overwhelming, but this has given me some good ideas," Phillips tells us. She and McKee have spent the last few months decorating their apartment in Marina Del Ray, Calif., and she will head to culinary school in September, with an eye on opening an eatery of her own someday. "My restaurant is going to be all about comfort foods," Phillips says, "a small mom-and-pop place."
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