The club has gathered!
If Rotem is anything like me, she’s probably been nervous since morning, baked at least three batches of those cookies to get them just right, re-organised the living room twice for maximum eye-contact opportunity (shame she didn’t take certain architectural tropes into account) and probably finished a bottle or two of the craft beers she’d picked oh-so-meticulously in advance. After all, this is serious business: she’s not only hosting a social event made up of very different people – most of whom she doesn’t even know, she also wants them to try something brand new (to some, at least), and most importantly – enjoy it enough to want to come back.
…Maybe one more batch of cookies. Just to be sure.