Thinking about the summer months ahead, brings to mind beach houses and pools, which means entertaining with friends and family. We tapped the ultimate hostess, Aerin Lauder, to give us a few tips on what she knows best, living and celebrating in style. Lauder’s lifestyle brand, AERIN, encompasses beauty and all things home and décor, tied together with her great taste. Needless to say, we are following Lauder’s cue this June.

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AERIN for Lenox
Cutting Board with Server
One of my favorite party snacks is a grilled homemade pizza. They are small enough that you can make a few to match everyone’s tastes and you can get the kids involved to pick out their favorite toppings. The Mountain Peak Rectangular Board & Server is a perfect way to serve these and makes for minimal clean up.
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AERIN
Round Match Striker
Candles are one of the easiest ways to create a mood in a room. Our Sphere Match Striker will help you get them all lit before your guests arrive.
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Chinoiserie
Outdoor Bar Cart
Especially when entertaining outdoors, a stylish bar cart adds convenience so that you are not running back and forth to the kitchen. This one in particular is clean and bright in white and will fit seamlessly with all of the colors already being used in your outdoor décor.
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AERIN
Shagreen Trays
Our Shagreen Tray in cream is not only a place to display snacks when you have guests over, but doubles as an essential movable bar for when there is a change of scenery
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SFERRA
Hemstitched Table Linens
Linen napkins add a touch of sophistication and a pop of color to any table.
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AERIN
Beauty At Home
It is no secret that I love flowers. We grow hydrangea plants at my home in the Hamptons and putting out a pot of them instantly brightens up any room. Photo from Beauty at Home: Aerin Lauder. Available in stores.
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AERIN
Green Geo Bowls
The AERIN Geo Bowls are fit perfectly together for guacamole and chips, using two sections for the guacamole of course.
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AERIN
Mirasol Printed Fabric
An easy way to spruce up any table is to add a beautiful piece of fabric styled as a table cloth or napkins. The AERIN for Lee Jofa Marisol fabric has a classic chevron design that will mix nicely with your other dining room decor.
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Lobster Anywhere
Fresh Lobster
Lobster is such a summer treat. It is best when you can get it fresh from your local seafood store.
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Chatelaine
Rose Sangria
I love Sangria because you can make a big pitcher before your guests arrive and then be able to sit and enjoy a drink with them. It’s also fun to experiment with different fruits and wines. The one below is actually a Rosé Sangria.

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Tara

6/2/2014

Sangria's always a must!