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JUNE 2012 Part I 1

JUNE 2012 Part I The inaugural pre-launch of the MANIFESTO MAGALOG was designed to paint a picture of the Society Socials and illustrate who we are as a brand before there was even a website to share. Thanks to the support of so many designers, bloggers, the media, and more, we’re approaching our one year anniversary, and I’m honored, humbled, and over-the-moon excited to show you who the Socials really are. This issue of the MANIFESTO MAGALOG will include the same entertaining tips, decorating advice, and shopping round-ups you’ve seen before, as well as a new peek into the homes of the very people who make this all possible! You’ll also find a sneak peek of our forthcoming designs that will debut in part II of the MANIFESTO MAGALOG in July. I hope you enjoy and as always with a full and infinitely grateful heart, I thank you for making Society Social a reality!

Cheers, Roxy

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CONTENTS 03 GREETINGS FROM OUR FOUNDER

04 THE SOCIETY SOCIAL HOSTESS

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15 TIPS FOR BIG ENTERTAINING IN SMALL SPACES

DECORATING TIPS FOR EVERY HOME

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MEET THE REAL THE KEY TO A SOCIETY SOCIALS SENSATIONAL SOCIAL

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THE TEAM & SPECIAL THANKS

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58 AMY’S COCKTAILS

60 SHAKEN, STIRRED, AND STYLED

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THE SOCIETY SOCIAL HOSTESS Don your caftans and raise your glass to two of our favorite tastemakers, Kelly Ottinger and Erika Brechtel!

She’s the must-have maven who shops the market in supreme style and she’s joining the social to show us how to command a cocktail cart fit for the Cote d’Azur.

Kelly O., Interior Designer kellymarket.com

IKAT COCKTAIL NAPKINS COTE D’AZUR PRINT

ENTERTAINING IS FUN BY DOROTHY DRAPER

HORN BOTTLE OPENER

WOVEN PORCELAIN TRAY

WARWICK GARDEN SEAT

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KENNETH JAY LANE PAVE SUNBURST EARRINGS

GOLD ICE BUCKET

TORTOISE LINK BRACELET TURQUOISE COCKTAIL RING

WHITE FISH PITCHER DIANE VON FURSTENBERG CAFTAN

THE SOUTHSIDE

REBECCA MINKOFF SANDALS

THE HOSTESS BAR CART (PURPLE)

CASTER SUGAR

ORIENTAL SUGAR CREAMER SET

BLACK STRIPE NAPKIN RINGS

HOSTESS GOWN

Erika Brechtel, Graphic Designer

POWERSTONE SQUARE TRAY

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MAMIYA WEST HOLLYWOOD PRINT

THE HOSTESS BAR CART (BLACK)

She’s a marketing magician whose eyes dance with delight at the sight of chic design and she’s bringing her sassy sophistication to a social SoCal style! CRYSTAL BOTTLE STOPPER

BLACK COCKTAIL RING

BOXWOOD TOPIARY

JUNGLE DINNERWARE

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COLOR EXPLOSION SERVING SPOON & FORK SET

ZEBRA BRACELET

METALLIC GOLD ZEBRA JAR

BRIGHT IKAT URN

WANDERLUST COASTERS

PRINTED COCKTAIL NAPKINS

NICOLE COHEN ART PRINTS THE DUCHESS

CERAMIC PAINTED JAGUAR

OMBRE CAPIZ PLACEMATS MONKEY CANDLESTICK

BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO! PLAY!

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THE TEAM

SPECIAL THANKS

Lawrence Te

Adrienne Yancey

Styled Creative

Amy Mikkelsen

Photographer athesisinprogress.com

Graphic Designer adrienneyancey.com

Styling Philadelphia, PA

Writer, Photographer yoursouthernpeach.com Atlanta, GA

SPECIAL THANKS!

Chelsea Costa

Becca Goldberg

Katarina Te

Contributor lovelyindeed.com New York, NY

Suite Paperie, Contributor New York, NY

Intern Atlanta, GA

Shauna and Stephen Alterio

Kimberly Lewis

Elizabeth Johnson

Kate S. Jordan

Kimberly Lewis Home, Wallpaper

Pretty Smitten, Props

Scouting katesjordan.com

Something’s Hiding in Here, Location

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15 TIPS FOR

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IN SMALL SPACES

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Don’t be afraid to move your furniture around or even remove it from a room to create a space perfectly fit for your specific entertaining needs. Dance party? Lose the coffee table.

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If you’re pulling from your desk to the living room for extra seating, a pretty ribbon or custom seat covers can unify a mismatched look.

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Not having an extra coat closet doesn’t mean you should relegate your guests’ belongings to a sloppy heap on the floor. For a couple dollars buy removable, reusable, and temporary command strip hooks to position by the door for coats and bags. For a super special touch, spray paint them a pop of color or add a name tag! A small gesture but one that will not soon be

Our classic Piper features a removable bow that comes in 11 colors of your choice. Dress her up or down just as you would yourself!

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Cocktails with a fellow Manhattanite designer, a rooftop in Chelsea, and flags flying highball style!

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Take it outside! Start with pre-dinner cocktails on a rooftop or any outdoor space. The change of venue from cocktail hour to dinner table will add the type of delightful ceremony that contributes to the making of a memorable event.

DIY drink tags by Suite Paperie

Fresh blooms are the type of decor that you don’t have to take down when the party is over. Photography and styling by Camila of Effortless Style.

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Free up precious counter and tabletop space by keeping the decor minimal or go big, but scatter or hang when you can.

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Opt for vertical serving dishes! Food on display can be artful and a platter that takes up less area is perfect for avoiding a cluttered table.

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For a social big or small, take the time to procure a household guest book. Your visiFill your sink with ice, display a DIY tors will feel as if they are signing in to quite drink menu in an on-hand picture frame, the event, and you’ll have a lovely memento and you’ll have an instant beverage station. for years to come.

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Don’t like going sans sink? Display your beverages on a side table or invest in a bar cart that can serve as a buffet for not only booze but also food and snacks. Find one on casters with stem ware and wine racks and you can serve a post-party storage need as well.�

The Draper Accent Table in bronzed croc.

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Often times dishes pile up from course to course and can be quite an eyesore for a small kitchen. Whip up finger foods for appetizers or desserts and eliminate the need for additional china and utensils.

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Label your cupboards. Limited countertop space doesn’t lend to displaying all your glassware and dining necessities so make it convenient if guests have to help themselves to a teacup or extra silverware. You’ll make your job easier as the hostess and the scandalous table topic will go on uninterrupted!

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Invest in multi-purpose furniture; think folding, mobile, and easy to store!

See our blog, THE SOCIAL DIARY , for

the original recipes by our contributor, Amy Mikkelsen

Smoked Salmon with Horseradish and Dill Aioli

After the guests have gone just fold down The Dinner Party Table and style as an entryway table. It folds down to 7 inches!

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Skip the beer, wine, and assorted spirits and serve up a signature cocktail. You’ll need less glassware and less space!

See our blog, THE SOCIAL DIARY, for the original recipe by our contributor, Amy Mikkelsen

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A small space can be cozy and intimate, but it can also get warm fast. Turn down the thermostat just a few degrees lower than normal to accommodate for all the hot bodies!

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The Hostess Server in pink.

It can feel silly to dress up when entertaining in a small space that has doubled as everything from a living room to a bedroom, but take the time to dress yourself as you would your party. The hostess sets the tone for the entire evening so answer the door as sparkly as you expect your evening to be and your guests are sure to follow suit.

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THE KEY TO A SENSATIONAL SOCIAL A hostess at ease is a sparkly Society Social hostess indeed! Answer the door a fluster and your mood will surely dampen your merry-making revelries. We asked our favorite bloggers how to entertain with the sophisticated swagger that will take you and your guests to the tops of tables and to the bottom of your highballs!

VICTORIA H.

CAMILA PAVONE

“My top tip for a sensational “My number one tip for ensocial is to be original and tertaining is fresh blooms! I organic in your planning. No try not to worry too much one likes a social where evabout the perfect table seterything is stiff and perfectly ting, but I do love placing set into place. Have some some fresh flowers on my fun with the decor, add in dining room table for meal bright colors and special time and in my entry way to detailed touches but most of welcome guests. I always all make it about the people run to my local Fairway and you have invited!” pick up a colorful mix and then go to town at home asubtlerevelry.com with some floral foam. The floral foam really helps your finished product look like something a floral designer came up.” blog.effortless-style.com

CAMILLE STYLES

CASSANDRA LAVALLE

“When I'm hosting a cocktail or dinner party, I always “Entertaining at home is all turn up the music just a little about making your guests too loud. It instantly changes comfortable! Let them keep the energy in the room and their shoes on, or take 'em of. makes it feel like a real party. Give them plenty of places If I'm lucky, it might even to sit, eat and set their drink. inspire a little after-dinner Put together a great playlist dance party!” that doesn't overpower conversation, but sets the tone camillestyles.com for the party, and ALWAYS do something to transform the house into a festive space even if it's as simple as using fun dishes and lighting tons of candles!” cocokelley.com

ERIKA JOHNSON “Always keep a stack of fabulous letterpress thank you notes on hand.  You never know who might pop by with a bottle of bubbly!” radiantrepublic.com

GRACE ATWOOD “Know that rule about taking one piece of jewelry off before you walk out the door?  When I'm entertaining, I do the exact opposite, adding on at least one more piece of jewelry than I think is necessary.  As the hostess, you have to sparkle!” stripesandsequins.com

VICTORIA MCGINLEY “Don't be afraid to purchase pretty dishes, bowls, vases, and glassware from antique stores, garage sales, you name it. I used to think to myself, "When am I ever going to use this?" but have found over the years that transferring store bought goodies—dips like hummus or pesto, olives, breadsticks, you name it—into a more interesting looking vessel instantly elevates the feel of the food table. It doesn't matter how much time you spent actually making a food item...Guests eat with their eyes first!” vmacandcheese.com

A PIECE OF TOAST

LILI T.

"Making people feel comfort- “"I love a DIY or build-yourable with an environment own food or drink bar. that's coordinated (for the Everyone gets involved and hostess' sake) but not stuffy engaged while choosing (for guests). We've all been exactly they want! It’s such a at a party where the atmofun way for guests to gather sphere feels up tight or too and try various flavors, topformal and its no fun when pings, and drinks! you feel like you can't be swanky-chic-fete.blogspot. yourself at a soirée!  We com keep drinks and food casual but delicious - imported beer, sangria, addictive dips, and filling sliders - and make sure to have a wicked good playlist going.  Guests sit can kick back and we always make sure to be having as much fun as everyone else!" apieceoftoastblog.com

COLLEEN N.

SARAH TOLZMANN

If you’re hosting a dressedup cocktail party, forget the evite. Mail simple but chic invitations instead. Paper invitations lend formality, giving the hint your fete is a pearls and heels occasion!

“My friends and I always play games at our cocktail parties. Pictionary and Scategories can get pretty entertaining as the cocktails keep clinking!” notetoself.typepad.com

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LINDSAY DRESS “To be a gracious host, a well stocked bar is non-negotiable. Nothing puts guests at ease like their favorite mixed libation.”  sadieandstella.blogspot.com

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OUR SIGNATURE FAUX BAMBOO!

+ BAR CARTS TOO!

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HOLD ON TO YOUR HIGHBALLS, THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING! Our new bar carts and goodies galore will be making their debut in the Magalog II Part II this coming July!

THE MRS. LILIEN SIGNATURE!

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DECORATING TIPS FOR EVERY HOME

Fresh flowers. An obvious that is often overlooked. Think of them as the delightful cherry on top or a spirited squeeze of lime, not entirely necessary, but why not?! 4These peonies are from our mom’s garden and they always add an instant boost of positive energy to any room.

Pillows are a fantastic way (and non-committal for those who love quick change!) to zhush up a space. Introduce a new pattern, color, or texture to achieve an instant makeover without breaking the bank. 4Wallpaper by Kimberly Lewis Home

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ONE DUCHESS,

OUR NEW PILLOWS, AND 17 EFFORTLESS

MAKEOVERS!

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Natural elements add balance. They help ground bright colors or tone down an overly polished look.

“THE BAR CART IS BACK AND RATTAN IS NEXT ON OUR LIST!” Reinvented rattan as seen in Lonny March/April 2012 and House Beautiful March 2012.

4Interior design by Anna Burke. House Beautiful March 2012. 4Interior design by Meg Braff.

BRING THE OUTDOORS IN WITH A VARIETY OF FLORA AND FAUNA! A TOUCH OF FUR PLAYS UP THE EXOTIC NATURE OF OUR SASSY LOLITA RATTAN CHAIR, A VINTAGE REPRODUCTION.

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White and black never tire. They serve as a neutral backdrop that allows you to change your color palette with the ease of fresh objets d’art and accoutrements. Our styling team, Styled Creative, took the same space, our Quinn sofa, our Draper bunching cocktails tables, and went to work to create two different looks. Beka and Kim are here to tell you how:

LOOK 1:

MUTED & SOFT!

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1. PICK PILLOWS THAT WORK TOGETHER. DON’T BE SCARED TO MIX AND MATCH PATTERNS! 2. ADD FUN ARTWORK THAT DRAWS BACK TO YOUR PILLOWS OR VICE VERSA. 3. BOOKS SPINES ARE A GREAT WAY TO ADD COLOR WHILE TURNING THE BOOKS AROUND TO SHOW THE PAGES CREATES A SOFT, MUTED PALETTE.

LOOK 2:

PLAYFUL & BRIGHT!

4. DON’T FORGET YOUR FRESH FLOWER COMPONENT. IT CAN BE A GREAT WAY TO ADD A POP OF COLOR. ANYWAY, WHO DOESN’T LOVE FRESH FLOWERS! 5. FOR BRIGHT COLORS SOMETIMES IT’S GOOD TO ADD RESTRAINT BY USING SOME WHITE DECOR ELEMENTS ALONG WITH THE BRIGHT ONES.

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WE LOVE THE BLUSH TONES AND PEACHY HUES OF THIS PRINT DUBBED “FLAMINGO MINGLE” BY COZAMIA.

Having trouble deciding on a color palette for which you’re head over heels? Pull the trigger on a piece of art that you’re crazy about and pull from the colors!

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Color coordinate. Mundane items like books or even bottles of booze can turn into an art display when chosen with intent.

Don’t be afraid to add a touch of whimsy in an unexpected place. Choose meaningful items that will be sure to add a smile to your day and you’ll also have a charming anecdote to recite to amused guests upon their discovery!

4It was day two of our shoot with Styled Creative and out of sheer exhaustion and induced ridiculous, we decided to name him ‘Leroy.’ Immediate laughter ensued!

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Mix it up with a vintage item or two. A found item can give a room roots and add excitement to a design scheme especially in a high contrast juxtaposition. Mix textures! One too many slick surfaces can make a room feel cold. Adding tactile elements with contrasting flair gives depth and interest.

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4A mid-century modern Society Social Vintage chair plays off the novelty of our faux python Draper.

Get creative with storage. Don’t shove all your pretty baubles in a drawer even if you can.

4Just add a tray to create a flat surface for books, beverages, and more!

4We stand by our belief that it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring!

Don’t let the name of a piece of furniture, or the lack thereof, keep you from thinking outside of the box. A desk can be a bedside table, a bar cart an accent table, and a burlap pouf an end table.

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MEET THE REAL SOCIETY SOCIALS A guide to decorating by the Socials themselves

Treat animal print as a neutral, it goes with almost everything.

Use command strips to hang pictures on wallpaper— you don't want to damage it with nails.

If you’re on a budget and can’t afford art or wallpaper for a large blank wall, try using a tapestry.  You can find them pretty cheap and they make a big impact.

OPPOSITE PAGE + THIS PAGE Tiffany Richey Design mashbytiffany.com Paradise, TX 2 Sisters Photography

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"Decorating is like styling an outfit, if you wouldn't wear it in one ensemble it likely won’t work in a room." Heidi’s Double Bar Cart, MA

“Due to the layout of my one bedroom charmer on the corner of Richmond, Virginia’s historic Monument avenue, my Sedgewick serves as both an entry table of sorts and a cocktail cart o fun. Because of this dual purpose, to me it was important that it encompassed my personal design aesthetic, but also included a certain vintage quirk factor.  I wanted to give a nod to the bar cart’s roots - including a 1950’s brass fly ashtray from my go-to antique hideaway, a warhol-esque painting of our family dog Penny Lane done by my favorite artist (Mom), and my grandfather’s cocktail shaker and jigger with which he made his signature martinis every single night.  It’s by far my favorite piece because it serves a functional entertaining purpose while also telling the unique story of each and keepsake it features.” Bridgette’s Sedgewick Bar Cart Blogger, Gilded Fiddle, Richmond, VA

“My #1 tip for decorating: Don’t do it drunk. Or do it drunk. What do I care? And use a heavy hand with the color pink. Shelby would want you to.” Alexandra’s Duchesses, Blogger at Frenemom & fabulous Mommy, LA

“When your “child” turns to “tween”, create a room that will be the perfect place to hang out with friends, spend time studying, and get plenty of much-needed sleep. Before long, your  inbetween “tween” will be a “grown-up” teen, so be sure to design a nice mix of playful details, pops of favorite (but mature) colors, and age-appropriate “cool” décor (no more baby stuff!).” Leesa’s Fifi Owner, Send in the Clowns, CA

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“Only buy items you ABSOLUTELY love... if you buy something just to fill a space, you'll regret it [and replace it] later.”

THIS PAGE Brooke’s Marilyn Sofa, Sedgewick, and Society Social watercolor pillows brookeblogan.com NC

PYT HO N PRE T T Y!

A SPIRIT ED POP OF COLOR!

Tricia’s Hostess Tribeca, New York, NY

Elizabeth’s Draper Owner, Pretty Smitten, CA

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Barbara’s Darlingtons and Sedgewick Bar Cart, NC Credit: Karen Leonard Muse, Designer, Boston, MA

Melissa’s Sedgewick Bar Cart Owner, The Well Appointed House Greenwich, CT

Kristin’s Fifi Folding Chairs A bridal shower in NC!

“If you collect and buy what you love it all works in the end!”

Julie’s Marilyn Lounge Chair and Madison Mixer NY, NY

“Books are a great way to add height, color and interest to any space.” The Draper Zoe Feldman Design, Inc.  Washington, D.C. | Private Residence

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“Don’t decorate just to decorate. Your home should reflect who you are and be a collection of things you love.” Julia’s Marilyn Lounge Chair Blogger, The Urban Slant New York, NY

F IT FOR A HOL IDAY S OC IAL!

Amber’s Hostess, Beaufort, NC

When it comes to decorating, you can never have enough books, monograms, or patience. Shannon’s Quinn Blogger, Sit. Relax. Gossip. Houston, TX

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Emily’s Tipple Trolley EM Interiors | San Francisco Decorator Showhouse lucitelavender.com

Photography by Sarah Deragon (Portrait) and Helyn Ospinna (Interior Image)

“When I decorate for people I usually tell them to use what they have, don’t just display it! I not only want the space to be beautiful but also be completely functional. The home is where we live and I don’t want things to feel too ‘showy’ that you won’t use it. For example, If you have vintage glasses that you inherited from your grandma- Use them! No use in having them sit in a cabinet getting dusty. Vintage items have a story and character, they add depth to any space.”

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“When you decorate do whatever it takes to make you look around & smile when you're in that room. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, that feeling is what makes it home.” Natasha’s Pipers and Peanut! Blogger at Little Pink Monster and fabulous Mommy, North Potomac, MD

Mallory’s daring Darlingtons, Dallas, TX

“Don’t be afraid to throw in a punch of color- whether it’s repainting a great piece you already own in a high gloss pop color, or painting your ceiling a hue you are not normally used to. I also love applying grass cloth to a ceiling-its amazing how a painted or wallpapered ceiling can transform a room!” Custom Hostess, Heather Hogan Roberts, Principal, HHR interiors | Brooklyn Private Residence ivyandvine.com. Brooklyn, NY

“When decorating I love to mix high and low end pieces. I’ve found combining vintage finds with new luxuries makes my home feel comfortable and unique.” Meredith’s Duchesses thelovelyowl.com AL

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Keely’s Custom Drapers, Blogger, Luxe and Lilies, St.Louis, MN

Mary’s Madison Mixer Santa Monica, CA firestonesisters.com

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Embrace contrast: don’t be afraid to mix colors, textures, patterns and styles. The juxtaposition creates a unique space that reflects you and is truly one of a kind. Eliza’s Double, Blogger, Pocket Full of Sequins, Charleston, SC

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Custom matte art or prints.  There are several colors and textures to choose from and they can really make your artwork stand out.

THIS PAGE Tiffany Richey Design mashbytiffany.com Paradise, TX 2 Sisters Photography

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COCKTAILS + LAWN GAMES Written by Amy Mikkelsen. Recipes and photography by Amy Mikkelsen.

Society Social calls for living sparkly and this time of year shines like no other! All I have to do is step outside and I’m surrounded with colorful blooms and warm rays of bright sunshine. It’s also a season full of surprises and what social worth her weight in sparkle doesn’t like surprises? I never know what will pop up in the garden or when I’ll be caught off guard by an unannounced rain shower that is sure to put a smile on my face. Is there any better time of year to be frolicking outdoors? Warmer weather calls for social surprises too! Invite your friends and neighbors for an impromptu day of lawn games. Prepare for your soiree by accessorizing and stocking your bar cart because a day of outdoor fun calls for sensational sippers. I’ve mixed up four dazzling elixirs that will keep your guests cool while they work the turf. Whether it’s a charming game of croquet, a dashing game of badminton, a merry game of horseshoes or a blissful game of bocce ball, your spirited day of sport is sure to be a smashing success!

BOCCE BALL

CROQUET SMASH

1 oz. watermelon vodka ½ oz. St. Germain 1 oz. pureed and strained watermelon ½ oz. tonic water

1 oz. vodka ½ oz. Amaretto 1 oz. orange juice ½ oz. soda

Fill a rocks glass with ice and add vodka and St. Germain. Top with fresh watermelon juice and tonic water. Garnish with cucumber slices and fresh basil.

Fill a rocks glass with ice and add vodka and Amaretto. Add orange juice and soda water. Garnish with fresh pineapple.

BADMINTON BLAST

HAPPY HORSESHOE 1 oz. gin ½ oz. Midori melon liqueur ½ oz. Blue Curacao 1 oz. fresh lemon juice Fill a rocks glass with ice and add gin, melon liqueur and Blue Curacao. Add lemon juice and garnish with fresh lemon slices.

1 oz. coconut rum ½ oz creme de banana 1 oz. pineapple juice Fill and rocks glass with ice and add rum and creme de banana. Add pineapple juice and garnish with fresh orange slices.

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SEE YOU IN JULY!


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