With new restaurants, it seems size does matter. Mumtaz Paan House near London will soon hold 400, as does Asian in Paris. Manhattan's SouthWest NY accommodates 440. Thunder Grill in Washington, D.C., has space for 500. And the roomiest room of all, Thailand's Royal Dragon, seats 5,000.
All About Eva
At 93, renowned industrial designer Eva Zeisel has collaborated with the ceramists at Klein/Reid to make undulating vases that nestle gently together ($38 to $118; 718-388-9331).
Light My Fire
No room for dessert? Just breathe deeply. Candles from L'Occitane, a French beauty-products company, will infuse the air with the scents of the 12 sweets traditionally served at Provençal Christmas dinners ($14.50 each; 888-623-2880).