Sweet Summer Soiree: The gentle graze of warmth on your face, laughter being carried by the wind echoing in your ear and the slow-paced schedule to renew, reconnect and reflect become the invitation to embrace and cultivate all that has been planted in prior seasons by being in the moment.
This summer feels different. Because this summer is the first following a year marked by distance and uncertainty, if you’re like us, you’re looking forward to a season to reconnect with your loved ones while renewing a self-love deep within, and we’re learning that all it takes is an act of letting go.
A Fresh Start
If you’re like the women in our community who desire get back to the roots of family, community and storytelling, you love the beginning of each new season because of the opportunity to embark on a fresh new start, even if it’s not January 1st, so that you can achieve and rediscover what sets your heart of fire. The good news is you are not tied to the goals you set at the beginning of the year, and this summer is the perfect opportunity to let go of what is holding you back from what it is you desire and lean into what it means to pursue a purposeful well-lived life. By letting go you’ll be creating more space for renewed relationships and self-love to build a life of legacy.
This summer, we’re on a mission to peel back the layers of our authentic selves, so that we’re able to be present, stop striving for perfection, and soak up the meaningful moments with our friends and family, and we encourage you to do the same.
Embrace Hosting This Summer With This Crucial Mindset Shift
Ask yourself: what is your authentic self and how do you bring that to the table when hosting in your home? And although you, the hostess, might show up for your loved ones, do you show up for you? Here’s an even better question: How do we show up for ourselves as the hostess? We believe showing up for ourselves means caring about what truly matters, and letting go of the myth of perfection as we open our doors. Let go of the idea of a perfectly clean house; instead, clean only what matters. Let go of the idea of the perfect menu; instead, find recipes that are simple, delicious, and halfway homemade, to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with loved ones. And, finally, let go of the belief that setting a tablescape is difficult; instead, simplify setting the table with our complete Summer Soiree Collection and recreate this simple design below. We promise when we say every hostess can create their own Summer Soiree this season without any questions of where to start.
Your Complete Summer Soiree Menu
Check one thing off your to-do list right now! Here’s a complete summertime menu, including an appetizer, entree, dessert, and refreshing beverage. Like we said earlier, focus on what matters (and let us help you with the rest!). We made sure each recipe embraced the essence of the season while also being so, so simple.
Prepare these easy and delicious recipes and focus on what matters most this season.
- Mediterranean Cucumber Bites
- New England Tortellini Summer Salad
- Halfway Homemade Berry Shortcake
- Old-Fashioned Pink Lemonade
Want to recreate this tablescape with ease? Shop our carefully curated Summer Soiree Collection at the bottom of this post.