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Stylish Entertaining this Summer

January 4, 2012

Over the festive season, I saw a new magazine in the shelves at Woolworths titled, ‘Entertain‘. I’m always looking for inspiration, so I grabbed a copy.  It’s full of creative table settings and menus for all occasions; from outdoor picnics, to Italian and Asian-themed dinners. Here are a few sneaky peaks from the magazine.

Image above: Asian-themed table setting

Image above: Tuscan-themed table setting

Image above:  ‘Entertain’ [cover].  The magazine is available at your local Woolworths for $9.95.

I’m inspired and will certainly be adding a little creative styling to my table settings this summer.  You can too…

  • Pick two or three colours and feature these throughout your table setting.
  • Use table runners along bare wooden tabletops and accentuate with complementary napkins.
  • Pick fresh floral, fruit or herbs and arrange them into table centrepiece.  A centrepiece can really “lift” the table (see first image above).
  • Use bright and colourful table linen or placemats.
  • Stripes are also perfect for summer entertaining and can be used on a  formal or informal table setting.
  • Dine outside – on your patio, balcony or in the backyard.

Happy styling,

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