We asked Dave and Misi Narcizo to take a few minutes away from their busy studio, Lakuna Design, to answer our Five Questions. Misi and Dave have been a huge part of Empire Delicious from the beginning. Our logos and branding were created by them as well as the design for our website, the cocktail napkins, coasters, note cards and last but not least the amazing Zebra prints.
M: Dinner…because I love to cook. 6 because it keeps it easy…8 or more and I turn it into a cocktail party.
Is it ok to order in when you have guests for dinner?
M: If it’s a spontaneous event, why not…but I never pass up an opportunity to cook.
D: There should never be any restrictions based on what’s “proper.” Pretension is a buzz kill.
Do you use your best table and barware?
M: Yes to the best. Don’t let it get dusty. Use it or pass it on.
Do you have a secret weapon?
D: Music. Always on and in every room.
M: First impressions count. Make sure the bar is set up and accessible before arrivals and be there to welcome guests as much as possible.
What’s your decorating motto?
M: Past and present with a little bit of future.
D: M’s decorating motto is “change.” There’s a good chance that if you’re coming over to our house for dinner for a second or third time, the dining room may have moved.