Sophisticated Spaces: Summer Soirée

The Ultimate Outdoor Entertaining Guide

During the summer, happy hour can be any time at all—so long as you’re outdoors! Here are some bright ideas on how to make summer entertaining easy, breezy, and chic.

Serve Up Some Summer Spirits

Jung Lee NY features hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind and exclusive high-low entertaining and decorating essentials from around the world. Here are our favorite outdoor/summer entertaining essentials. (Head to JungLeeNY.com to get ‘em.



Federica Grey Pitcher – Mario Luca Giusti,Availability: Out of stock $68

Wine Carafe – Georg Jensen, Availability: In stock$175

Marnie Tray Small – Made Good, Availability: Out of stock$200

Acrylic Blue Milly Tumbler – Mario Luca Giusti,Availability: In stock $28

Diamante Pitcher – Mario Luca Giusti,Availability: Out of stock $80

Lotta Cake/Cheese Dome with Base – LSA, Availability: In stock $150

Bar Set with Cork Handle – JLNY, $95Availability: In stock

Long White Trough – Tina Frey Designs, $330

Goblet  – Mario Luca Giusti, $22

Large White Bucket with Leather Handles – Tina Frey Designs,Availability: In stock $363

 

Wine Time

Chandon Sweet Star is the newest bubbly to pair with a variety

of light bites with your squad this summer. When chic sipping with your girls, grab a bottle as a hostess gift for your bestie’s rooftop soirée. It’ll taste great with anything from spicy sushi to decadent donuts—justperfect for toasting the arrival of warm weather and sundresses! $24, Chandon.com

Santa Cristina 2016 Cipresseto Rosato Toscana IGT is poised to please every palate. This beautiful blush wine reveals fresh aromas and flavors of peaches and white flowers. Pair this refreshing wine with crisp salads.  $14, SantaCristina.Wine

The Kuvée system is sure to impress your guests. It’s an all new way to wine, and agreat way to take happy hour to the next level. The revolutionary system does more than keep wines fresh. It also helps you learn about what you’re sipping, recommends wines you’ll like, and lets you order more. The WiFi- connected dispenser is loaded with knowledge and even suggests meal pairings, making it effortless to learn about the wines you love. $199, includes the Kuvée dispenser and four bottles of wine, Kuvee.com 

 

Mix It Up

The Bees Knees by Erik Andersson, Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador

Ingredients:

3 parts Hendrick’s Gin
1 part lemon juice
1 part honey
Method: Shake and fine strain. Garnish with a thin, rolled-up cucumber slice and a lemon twist.

 

 

By Janene Mascarella 

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