There’s nothing better than gathering some of your girls together to spend a gorgeous summer afternoon hanging out, relaxing and catching up, am I right or am I right? All you need are a few yummy bites and the perfect Pinot Grigio to wile away the hours.
I recently partnered with Ecco Domani to carve out some much needed mama-time. Making time for yourself can often feel hard. But it’s amazing how much better you show up in the other parts of your life when you create space for yourself. A little summer wine party is good for the soul.
Celebrating the new limited edition Ecco Domani label designed by Christian Siriano felt like the perfect reason to indulge. Christian’s New York Fashion Week shows always blew me away. This summer Christian has created a special label for Ecco Domani inspired by vintage 1960’s Palm Springs. Think acid washed pinks and the vibrant green of palm trees. The limited edition label’s design, combined with Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio’s flavor profile, evoke a light, whimsical feeling of being transported to a summertime paradise.
But you don’t have to jet set to Palm Springs to create your own little bit of summer paradise. You don’t even need a pool (though that’d certainly be nice!). I had the soaked hues and bright whites of Palm Springs in mind for my luxurious hang session.
To keep things stress free, I kept the setting simple. I created a buffet of light bites to let guests nosh at their leisure. The smooth, bright quality to Ecco Domani’s Pinot Grigio makes it the perfect complement to just about anything. To offer my guests a bit of variety, I put together crudité platters filled with fresh veggies and dips, nibbles of prosciutto, mozzarella & cantaloupe as well as a classic cheese plate – all served on glossy white ceramic platters. Gold flatware and classic stemmed wine glasses elevates everything just that little notch that you want.
My favorite moment – a copper ice bucket (actually repurposing a planter, but I’m obsessed).
There’s no need to wait until you have the time (or energy!) to throw a lavish dinner party. Go ahead, gather friends and enjoy the season. Be an opportunist. Pick the next warm afternoon, send out a text to 10 friends and whoever can show up, shows. You can pull together a lovely afternoon and get some much needed girl-time in the blink of an eye.
For how I’m styling my summer outdoor table, CLICK HERE.
For more summer style ideas, CLICK HERE
original photography by andrea posadas
This post is in partnership with Ecco Domani. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting collaborations that I’m excited about and that have kept apartment 34’s doors open