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CONTENTS IN EVERY ISSUE
LETTER FROM ROXY 04 TEAM & THANKS 06
THE ENTERTAINER’S GUIDEBOOK (S)
THE COLOR CUE
SOUTHERN SOCIETY SOCIAL HOSTESS
SOFA STYLE FILE
MEET THE REAL SOCIETY SOCIALS
THE COCKTAIL CART CURATOR
THE GENTLEMEN’S BAR CART
RAZZLE DAZZLE DINNER PARTY
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Hello, DEAR FRIENDS! Welcome to the fourth issue of the Manifesto Magalog! This edition marks Society Social’s 2 ND BIRTHDAY (in August to be exact!) and I couldn’t be more giddy and grateful to have the opportunity to bring you another round of my original designs, fresh decorating inspiration, and easy entertaining advice. We believe in all three for a happy home, after all! For those of you new to the show, this MANIFESTO MAGALOG went live for the first time in conjunction with the launch of Society Social, and again each time we have new products to show off, in hopes that you truly get to know Society Social for all that we stand for, a visual manifesto of sorts. I hope you step away inspired, knowing a little bit more about us—a unique, privately designed home furnishings line and the small team you’ll hopefully know by face, name, and (colorful!) spirit. In this industry and fast growing e-commerce marketplace where you’re bound to find a lot of the same, I continuously strive to excite and delight you with fresh, new ideas. With that said, in this issue you’ll find FEET (yes, golden feet!), our signature fretwork freshened up, and flashes of fashion you might find in our stylish Social’s closet. You’ll also see we’ve expanded the color line and custom upholstery offerings to include in totality hundreds and hundreds of options that you won’t find anywhere else, options turned custom designs that are carefully made-to-order just for you. As always with a full heart, thank you so so much for making all of this possible— I hope to bring you much more (the next round of designs are close behind!) the next time we meet! HAPPY DECORATING! Warmly,
Roxy @societysocial #manifestomagalog
THE TEAM ROXY TE OWENS
We are so grateful and honored to work with these amazing brands and fellow small businesses. Keep a look out for their lovely designs and products throughout the Manifesto Magalog and visit their shops for much more!
OUR CONTRIBUTORS MILLIE HOLLOMAN
Photographer/Owner, Pressed Cotton
SHOP OUR PARTNERS ARIANNA BELLE
Page 24, 33, 34, 37, Back Cover
by Elizabeth Mollen Page:26, 27
Page: Cover, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 21
PARKER & RAIN
POPLIN & QUEEN
Page: 9, 11, 12, 18, 21, 24, 26
Page: 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 27
Page: 64, 65
Page: 17, 18, 19
T H E WA S H I TA P E G A L L E RY WA L L
DECORATE WASHI TAPE TIPS For the commitment phobes and renters, a washi tape gallery wall is a great trick. You can rearrange your prints with abandon, and without destroying your walls! If your art is very colorful, try using just one shade of washi tape to unify everything. To make frame shapes, roughly measure out the lengths of tape for each beveled or inverted corner; but remember, part of the charm of the look is in its imperfection!
CELINE NAILHEAD PARSONS TABLE 13
SHOP THE LOOK
TA P E I T O R L E AV E I T !
FLORAL BRASS CRANES
METALLIC NUDE BY TEIL DUNCAN
“EXCUSE TO DRESS UP” BY INSLEE HAYNES PASTEL MINI DOT
POLKA DOT 15
refreshing serene calming soothing
How your favorite hue colors your home
lively bold exciting inviting passionate powerful
joyful radiant energetic playful
For an extra bold punch, layer and hues. Shades of pink ly coral make for a live ayâ€” and inviting entryw h complete the look wit cocktails!
A palette of green and blue make for a serene sofa scene.
The Savannah rattan chair in a cool ight blue, paired with br te backhues on a clean whi hing sight drop, creates a refres etty for the eyes, and a pr place to kick off your shoes too. 21
Choose from 13 high gloss finishes
Melrose Cocktail Table
Gold Foot Table No. 1
Laurel Cocktail Table Madison Mixer Bar Cart @societysocial #manifestomagalog
Laurel Console Table
Weâ€™ll Need more options? stom help you mix up a cu ok color cocktail for a lo all your own.
Melrose Console Table 23
What does your sofa say about you?
1950s model Sunny Harnett SHE COLLECTS…
Brass animals for her vintage menagerie IN HER PURSE
Yves Saint Laurent Lip Rouge and Kate Spade-clad IPhone ESSIE GO-TO
Fifth Ave “A drop dead gorgeous, stylish and creamy red orange” DREAMS OF LIVING IN
St. Tropez FAVORITE FIND
Vintage Emilio Pucci Scarf Hayden Sofa
Vogue Australia Fashion Editor Christine Centenera SHE COLLECTS…
Coffee table books and chic coasters IN HER PURSE
Dita Eyewear “Magnifique” sunnies ESSIE GO-TO
Smokin’ Hot “A stone-cold fox gray that burns hotter than any flame” DREAMS OF LIVING IN
London FAVORITE FIND
Anything lucite paired with racy rattan!
Scallop Back Sophie Sofa Alex Rattan Chair @societysocial #manifestomagalog
Gold Foot Table No. 2 Port Providence Cocktail Table
Lilly Pulitzer SHE COLLECTS…
Pineapple paraphernalia IN HER PURSE
A monogrammed compact and an extra bow for Ella! ESSIE GO-TO
The Girls Are Out “Fuschia Peony Sparkle” DREAMS OF LIVING IN
Palm Beach FAVORITE FIND
A faux bamboo bar cart, of course
We whipped up seven pillow pick-me-ups for our Downtown Elise sofa. Whatâ€™ll it be for you? @societysocial #manifestomagalog
2 parts Spatter 1 part Peacocks and Petals Rest pillows against sofa cushions for a formal look.
2 parts Beverly Palm 2 parts Turkish Toile Chartreuse 2 parts Spatter Arrange symmetrically. For a refreshing twist, mix the order of patterns.
2 parts Chevron Blue 1 part Ikat Blue & Turquoise 1 part Cambourne Blue Unify three different patterns with a monochromatic palette.
2 parts Confetti 1 part Adras Ikat Jewel Mix small- and large-scale patterns for instant panache.
2 parts Beverly Palm 2 parts Turkish Toile Chartreuse 1 part Ming Trellis Green 1 part Golden Cheetah Print A shot of animal print is always in fashion.
2 parts Chevron Blue 2 parts Chevron Orange 1 part Blue Cheetah Shake it up with a pattern in multiple colors.
2 parts Chevron Blue 2 parts Turkish Toile Green 1 part Watermelon Trellis Print An unexpected color adds zest to a traditional palette.
Lindsay Makes it a Double, Darling NAME: Lindsay Toler LABEL: XO Lindsay LOCATION: Wilmington, NC The Sedgewick
Shop the print and matches!
SHE DRINKS: Stoli soda with a splash of cranberry and limeÂ
Jaceyâ€™s Retrofitted Booze Cart NAME: Jacey Duprie LABEL: Damsel in Dior LOCATION: Hollywood, CA The Sedgewick
SHE DRINKS: The Eastern Standard
Colleenâ€™s Multi-Purpose Celine Table NAME: Colleen Nathanson LABEL: There Comes A Yes LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY The Celine Nailhead Table
SHE DRINKS: The French 75 My workspace is just a wall in my bedroom, so I needed a shallow table that could fit in my narrow space. The Celine table works perfectly, giving me enough room for my computer and even a Wacom tablet! But small space living is all about versatile pieces, and my Celine does double duty as a drink station when I entertain larger groups. Just clear away the computer and desk accessories, and a mini bar awaits!
COLLEENâ€™S DECORATING TIPS No room or budget for a large floral arrangement? A trio of pretty blooms make a statement in a teensy vase! Goblets and glasses are great as impromptu (and small) vases too! Last minute birthday party and no decorations? Group inexpensive party favors for maximum impact, like colorful swizzle sticks in a champagne flute and streamers swirled in a fishbowl. Decorations, especially in a small space, don't have to be room-encompassing!
Chelseaâ€™s Laid Back, California Cool Cocktail Cart NAME: Chelsea Costa LABEL: Lovely Indeed LOCATION: Studio City, CA The Madison Mixer
SHE DRINKS: Margaritas
Alex and Liz stock the bar cart…at the office! NAME: Alexandra Kaehler and Liz Schneider
LABEL: Things That Sparkle, Sequins & Stripes LOCATION: Chicago, IL
Introducing our newest store, coming soon! Trellis Home LOCATION: Old Lyme, CT The Quinn sofa and Hayworth Bar Cart
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Elizabeth Watsky
Aaron’s Not Your Grandma’s, Palm Beach Chic Bar NAME: Aaron Hartselle LABEL: Aaron Hartselle Creative LOCATION: Venice Beach, CA The Draper
HE DRINKS: The Cadillac Margarita
Mrs. Lilien’s Partner in Crime NAME: Mrs.Lilien LABEL: Mrs.Lilien LOCATION: Coronado Beach, CA PHOTOGRAPHY: Joielala / Concept & Styling: Mrs. Lilien & Sitting in a Tree / Flowers: Root 75 / Tabletop wares: The Hostess Haven The Mrs.Lilien Bar Cart
SHE DRINKS: Everything!
@elizaashe | The Madison Mixer Bar Cart
@calliecasta | The Loren Console
@kateallen | The Mrs.Lilien
#SOCIETYSOCIAL HAVE YOU JOINED THE SOCIAL? TAG US ON INSTAGRAM WITH #SOCIETYSOCIAL. WE’D LOVE TO FOLLOW ALONG IN YOUR DECORATING AND ENTERTAINING ENDEAVORS!
@rachcarman | The Sedgewick Bar Cart
@mrslilien | The Quinn Sofa
@mackenziehoran The Draper Table
@kristamax | The Devlin
@devonrachel | Get It Girl
@southcarolizzy | The Quinn Sofa
@bagather | Custom Swizzle Sticks
@stonetextile | The Duchess
@bonifous | Hustle pillow
@poplinandqueen | The Pipers
@societysocial | The Duchess
@everswoon | The Parker Prince Headboard
@lorenhope The Quinn Sofa
@sohaute | The Hayworth Bar Cart
@stroke_of_luxe | The Sedgewick Bar Cart
@gbgp | Pillows
@rachcarman | The Sedgewick Bar Cart
@mackenziehoran The Draper Table
@venzedits | Custom Swizzle Sticks, Cocktail Napkins, and Matchbooks
@baileyquin | The Madison Mixer Bar Cart
THE ENTERTAINERâ€™S GUIDEBOOK(S) We asked an executive chef, an event planner master, a purveyor of cocktail concocting equipment, and a handpicked few of our favorite tastemakers to share their favorite book to consult when planning for a perfect party. Youâ€™ll want to add them all to your entertaining arsenal.
Owner of boutique event planning and styling company, Ever Swoon. New York, NY
Owner/Designer, Rebecca Atwood Designs, Brooklyn, NY
Style Expert/Blogger at Style and Pepper Hoboken, NJ
Designer/Owner, W&P Design, The Mason Shaker Brooklyn, NY
The Book: “I Like You” by Amy Sedaris and “Plenty” by Yotam Ottolenghi
The Book: “The PDT Cocktail Cookbook” by Jim Meehan and Chris Gall
The Book: “Hip Sips” by Lucy Brennan
The Book: “Joy of Cooking” – and the Atwood Family Recipe book that my little sister collected.
The Book: “The Good Housekeeping Cookbook” serves up
Executive Chef, Hudson Clearwater, New York, NY
recipes for every conceivable time-honored dish plus a few; a classic that every lady (or man!) of the house should have.
The Book: “Letters to a Young Chef ” by Daniel Boulud
Editorial Director at Glitter Guide, Consultant, Owner of Cin Cin Vintage
Owner/ Founder, Clara Persis Creative Brooklyn, NY
The Book: This one is forever changing. But as of late, my absolute favorite book for food and entertaining is “The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook” by Deb Perelman. This is such a beautifully produced book. It’s bursting with recipes you’ll actually make, which I really love. All the recipes also come with notes and tips on what can and can’t be made ahead, perfect for entertaining!
The Book: I’m a huge fan of Nigella Lawson and love her “FEAST” cookbook which is full of dishes ideal for entertaining.
ADRIENNE YANCEY Designer + foodie The Book: “The Sprouted Kitchen Cookbook”by Sara & Hugh Forte
SOUTHERN SOCIETY SOCIAL HOSTESS This time of year is overflowing with social events! Between weddings, showers, and summertime parties I think even my calendar is ready for a vacation. As the perpetual hostess, it’s nice to have a few go-to appetizers and cocktails that will keep the party hopping. These crispy polenta bites are so pretty and their delicate assembly add a certain amount of glamour to any party. I topped mine with cool cucumber and crunchy radish but any veggie will do. In the cocktails department, my cheeky peach lemonade is pretty enough to serve guilt-free at brunch but strong enough to kick it up a notch at cocktail hour. Now grab your favorite wedge sandals and a straw brim hat and let›s throw a summer soiree!
AUTHOR OF POPULAR BLOG
Your Southern Peach and our very own entertaining guru, Amy Mikkelsen, shares a favorite bite and bev perfect for any summer social PHOTOGRAPHY by Robert
Peterson/Rustic White Photography
CRISPY POLENTA BITES Serves 16
// INGREDIENTS // One 16-ounce log of prepared polenta, at room temperature 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs 2 tablespoons olive oil Kosher salt Ground black pepper 1/4 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced and quartered 3 radishes, very thinly sliced 2 tbsp. feta cheese crumbles
// INSTRUCTIONS // Trim the polenta’s rounded edges to create a rectangle; halve lengthwise. Spread the panko on a plate. Press both sides of the polenta in the panko to coat. In a nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Cook the polenta until crispy, 2 to 3 minutes per side; add 1 tablespoon of the oil after flipping Cut the polenta into 16 pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Top with the radishes, cucumber and feta.
CHEEKY PEACH LEMONADE Serves 4 - 6
// INGREDIENTS // 1 cup peach flavored vodka 4 cups water 1 cup sugar 2 cups fresh peaches, washed and chopped 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
// INSTRUCTIONS // In a large pot, combine water, sugar and peaches and bring to a boil over medium meat. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Then, allow the mixture to cool completely. While it cools, squeeze lemon juice and strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove seeds and pulp. Once the peach mixture is cool, blend it until smooth and pour through a fine mesh strainer. Then add lemon juice to peach mixture and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Before guests arrive add peach flavored vodka and serve over ice.
COCK CUSTOM LINEN NAPKINS
RABLABS BOTTLE STOPPERS
JULIE VOS NECKLACE
With Love from Kat
We invited, Kat Tanita, a chic city blogger to style a glamorous retro cocktail hour. Caftans and mojitos for all!
JULIE VOS BRACELET
DOLCE VITA SANDAL
D a ppe r Strike with style.
Distinguished necessities for the discerning gentleman, featuring selections from Pressed Cotton, a new destination for gifts & decor
Cigar Matches - Pressed Cotton
Popping bottles never looked so fearsome. Alligator Bottle Opener - Bhldn
For the occasional cigar at poker night. Gold Crystal Ashtray - Zara Home
Essential for whiskey lovers, chilled stones keep drinks cool, not watered down.
Lend a cold one an extra dose of cool with leather coozies.
Whisky Stones - Pressed Cotton
Golden Buckeye Leather Coozie - Stagdashery
Channel your inner mixologist with this book of 150 cocktail recipes. The Gentlemanâ€™s Guide to Cocktails - Amazon
Perfect for fixing an old fashioned or storing a bucket of ping pong balls. The Sedgewick - Society Social
Give plain shelves a fabby upgrade with patterned paper. Gold Chevron Table Runner - Pressed Cotton @societysocial #manifestomagalog
FEATURED: Hello Pillow | Heart It Pillow | Gold Stripe Place Cards | Cocktail Napkins and More
Event designer and stylist Aaron Hartselle creates a glittering and glamorous dinner party you’ll never want to leave. PHOTOGRAPHY: Bess Friday RENTALS: Classic Party Rentals LINENS: La Tavola FLOWERS: Church Street Flowers
AARON’S EXPERT ENTERTAINING TIPS Treat your guests to a beautiful array of flowers. They razzle, they dazzle, and they’re the perfect way to add life and color. Pillows add instant coziness. Consider throwing a pillow with graphic appeal into the mix. It’s a great way to add visual interest and whimsy. Invite your guests to stay a while!
Make your guests feel special with a personalized place card. A beautiful place card accompanied by a stunning place card holder will add playfulness and sophistication to your tablescape.
Get creative and think outside the box. Consider the mood and tone youâ€™d like to set for the event. Here I used hair accessories as cocktail picks, incorporating elements of fashion and glamour. Sometimes inspiration can be found in the strangest of places!
Recommended for the well-bred PARTY PATRON & CHAMPION SHOPPER of fine wine and spirits!