Like Rosé? Try Frosé!

07db32ec656222504e405f0551fbdd28It’s the first weekend in August, which means it is H-O-T and time is running out! If summer were a roller coaster ride….we’re about to take the last big loop before pulling into September! So, now is the time to take your rosé up a notch! Freeze it and you have a pretty pink beverage…frosé!

Here’s a delicious recipe from Bon Appetit!
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Cheers to the weekend…make it pink and pretty!

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Clam Shell Cool

95ddbcb102854a2f188a18b9ff9958a8I love an oversized clam shell. I don’t bring it out all the time, but I always bring it out in the summer.

Maybe it’s because I spend more time near the water in the summer or it could be because they just look cool. Stylish on their own, they also make a perfect vessel for plantings, a chic container for cold drinks or a beautiful bowl for fruit.

What a fun hostess gift if you are visiting friends at the shore. Especially if you fill it with something like champagne!NMH5WZF_mu3e5f8e48e518d186264138e1fa558b2267cf44ee1a7072422fd8cc4674c20d53 Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 10.07.16 PMEntertaining this weekend? Ice down a clam shell for an instant summer vibe!

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Summer Soiree with OKL Co-CEO

BLOG9_HBSUSANSDINNER_070716How would you entertain if you literally had every design element at your fingertips?

Well, One Kings Lane Co-CEO, Susan Feldman, shows us how, when she hosted a recent alfresco dinner at her home in L.A., honoring House Beautiful editor-in-chief, Sophie Donelson. Soft hues, low floral arrangements and some special touches tied it all together.LEAD2_HBSUSANSDINNER_070716BLOG20_HBSUSANSDINNER_070716BLOG8_HBSUSANSDINNER_070716 BLOG10_HBSUSANSDINNER_070716Screen Shot 2016-07-11 at 10.21.13 PM BLOG18_HBSUSANSDINNER_070716I love the ribbons tied on the back of chairs, as you could do this for any party very easily. And, of course, a parting gift is a favorite way to keep your guests thinking about their evening, long after it is over.

What are some of your secrets for summer entertaining?

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