Minimal fuss and low pressure seem to be inherent in summer entertaining. The carefree months create a relaxed atmosphere where fresh foods take center stage. Guests comfort is a high priority; leading to less formal expectations for attire. I wouldn't dream of wearing jeans to a dinner party during the fall or winter. Conversely, during the summer months, you're free to wear everything from a maxi dress and flip flops to white jeans and a chambray oxford shirt.
I loved putting together the above tablescape. The carefree spirit of summer inspired me to play with different patterns and colors. I love the natural element of the chargers. I would bring in lavish amounts of candles as well as vases filled with crisp white peonies.
Would you attend this soiree? The menu would include flank steak, corn on the cob, and a fresh tomato and mozzarella salad. Dessert would be wild berries topped with whip cream!
Ahh, how I love to daydream ;)