Set the Scene for a Soiree

With the weather warmer and outdoor gatherings back in season (safely), we are currently loving all things al fresco entertaining. To give our outdoor tableware a chic update, we partnered with the entertaining experts (and Connecticut neighbors) at Juliska, who showed us that unbreakable, BBQ-friendly accoutrements need not sacrifice on style. Together, we set a table that shows the art of living—and entertaining—well applies to the great outdoors, too.

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Our outdoor soiree staples:

1. Melamine, made modern. Juliska’s signature Berry & Thread plates, bowls and platters are shatterproof—but still sophisticated.

2. Cheers-worthy glasses. We’re all for summer’s ubiquitous themed roadie cups, but these outdoor-safe wine glasses and tumblers up the ante when a bit more elegance is in order.

3. Textured textiles. A wicker placemat, reflective silver napkin ring and patterned linens bring a table to life.

4. Evening-ready layers. Our Bedford Blanket Scarf and Sunnyside Cover-Up are the pieces we reach for when those early summer breezes are in the forecast.

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