Al Fresco All Summer

With summer in full wing, it’s time to dine – and cook –  outside. From BBQ cookouts to pool parties, here are some ideas for entertaining in style from the Fourth of the July all the way to Labor Day:



CB2: A backyard space goes from bleak to chic with the Matera outdoor dining table. Crafted in solid acacia wood, this piece is perfect for the minimalist.




Anthropologie: Kick off cookout season with Cortina plates and bowls — perfect for single servings or family style dishes. 




Sur La Table: The secret to mastering the art of grilled veggies? Sur La Table’s Ceramic Grill Grids made with eco-friendly material that transmits heat evenly.




West Elm: What’s pretty enough to use indoors, but perfect for outdoors? Shatter-proof melamine dinnerware, Capri flatware and Essential glassware for brunches and evening out on the patio or deck.




Anthropologie: With its charming fish-shape and neutral terracotta hue, this platter will go swimmingly with a beach or coastal-themed lunch,




Monark Premium Appliance Co: Summer is the time to take the inner master chef outside and work on the barbecue or rotisserie skills on an Alfresco Grill. 




Baccarat: Imagined by sculptor and furniture designer, Boris Tabacoff, these glasses are designed to elevate every occasion.




CB2: Life looks better from a lounge chair. These sleek loungers are made to go poolside and have five adjustable positions for sunning and snoozing.




Crate and Barrel : The Cruz Botanical melamine collection adds a tropical touch to the table and can be stacked for a Sunday brunch buffet.






Williams Sonoma: Keep your beverages cool (and your guests happy) with this rustic copper tub. Simply fill with ice and chill all of your favorites for parties, family gatherings and weekly wine nights.