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2015 Summer Tableware – Top Picks

For our final round up of summer tableware, we’re sticking to a classic style. If you missed our first two posts, don’t worry! Take a look here and here.

We love stylish new patterns to spice things up, but there’s something to be said for a classic table setting. Today we’ve selected three beautiful tableware patterns just perfect for summer.

Coralina by Vista Alegre

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First up, Coralina by Vista Alegre. Based upon the designs of an Oscar De La Renta dress from September 2006, this pattern brings haute couture to the table in a refined style perfect for any situation. Floral style with graphic accents, all in eye-catching red, this design is great for a laid back summer dinner party.

View the collection here.

Tulipes Noir by Gien

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Tulipes Noir by Gien is an amazing balance between natural design and modern style. The sketch-like floral designs are just enough to create a simple but interesting canvas. Pair this pattern with some bold and colorful table accents for a full contrast effect.

View the collection here.

Belle Epoque by Haviland

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If you want to feel like you’re in Paris at the height of the Art Nouveau movement, consider Belle Epoque by Haviland. The structured design elements pull from the architecture of Parisian underground stations, created by Hector Guimard. When paired with simple but structured glassware, it creates a perfect sense of seasoned style.

View the collection here.

Make sure to tell us your favorite collection in the comments. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Use #MichaelCFina to share your tablescapes with us, we love to see our client’s unique styles come to life!

Summer Cocktail Series – Zen Green Tea Sangria

Summer Cocktail Series – Week 9

July is almost at an end (can you believe it?) and we’re trying to slow down the summer as much as we can with a sweet and unique sangria. The best way to make things interesting is to do the unexpected, and that’s exactly what Kerry Simon did with this Zen Green Tea Sangria.

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This Asian-style sangria is sure to refresh your palate and surprise you in a fun way. Of course, if green tea vodka isn’t really your cup of tea, you can switch it out for a plain or citrus flavored vodka. All’s well that ends well, right?

We’re pairing this drink up with one of our favorite collections, Corinne – American Bar by William Yeoward. A classic look that everyone can agree on.

Sangria - Summer Cocktails - Michael C. FinaFirst up, serving. William Yeoward’s Corinne Jug is sturdy but stylish, perfect for this lighthearted cocktail chock full of fruit.

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The Corinne Tumbler stands out in this collection, featuring a rounded base, but keeping with the overall style of the glassware collection.

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For a bit of flair, turn to the Corinne Tall Cocktail Tumbler. The tall, thin glass gives your drink a touch of heightened style. Plus, you can always pair the two tumblers. Their opposing shapes contrast while the linear styling of the collection pulls it all together.

For the full details on this fun sangria head over to Delish.com, try your hand at this recipe, and make sure you send us your delicious results on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (just use #MichaelCFina in your posts!)

Summer Cocktail Series: Limoncello

Summer Cocktail Series – Week 8

Sometimes Lemonade just isn’t enough. Luckily, Food Network got Giada De Laurentiis to tell them the recipe for her favorite Limoncello. Trust us, you’re gonna want to try this one!

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While this particular recipe takes a bit longer to prepare, it’s well worth it! A sweet and cool treat for a summer afternoon, have it prepped and in the freezer for a pinch.

When you’re ready to serve it to your guest, make sure you’ve got the proper glassware to show off its sunny disposition.

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William Yeoward’s Geneviere Decanter is perfect for this bright concoction, a bow can really bring out its sweet side and set a fun mood.

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Modern and sleek, the Angle Decanter by Rosenthal is a simple way to put your work on display for everyone to admire.

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We couldn’t stick to the classics, a fun drink can be paired with fun glassware without overwhelming anyone. Iittala’s Esssence Decanter‘s curves are modern and smooth, simple but eye-catching. Perfect for bright sunny days and bright sunny drinks.

For the full details on this cool cocktail head over to FoodNetwork.com and make sure you send us your delicious results on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (just use #MichaelCFina in your posts!)

Summer Cocktail: Limoncello

Of course, you can always browse our full stemware collection at MichaelCFina.com.

2015 Summer Tableware – Top Picks

If our previous picks weren’t really your style, don’t worry, we’re back for more. Blues can’t get you down when they’re meant for summer. Whether they remind you of skies (day or night!), seas, or even summer flowers,  we’ve coordinated a perfect assortment of blues that will make you grin.

Seychelles Sea Blue by Phillippe Deshoulieres

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Phillippe Deshoulieres’ Seychelles collection is tranquil and cool, transporting you poolside where ever you may be. Its shagreen inspired pattern is as elegant and indulgent as the tropical islands it is named for.

View the collection here.

Blue Fluted by Royal Copenhagen

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Royal Copenhagen’s Blue Fluted reminds us of a clear sky at night. Summer is perfect for parties at all times of day and when your table mimics the blue of the night sky as you sit underneath it enjoying a meal with family and friends, well it just doesn’t get much more lovely than that.

View the collection here.

Jardin De Louise by Robert Haviland

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Robert Haviland’s Jardin De Louise is a wonderful stroll through a garden on a summer day, blue and green playfully linked with a hint of golden sun to brighten up your table.

View the collection here.

If you missed it, take a look at our last installment of our favorite Summer Tableware collections.

Summer Cocktail Series: Passion Fruit Hurricane

Summer Cocktail Series – Week 7

It wouldn’t be summer without a hurricane, right?  Food Network shared this simple and sweet recipe for a brilliant Passion Fruit Hurricane, but don’t worry, it’s still got plenty of kick!

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Here’s a few of our picks to get your party started in style this weekend.

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Juliska’s Colette Delft Blue Goblet is whimsical and fun, a bright color to pique some interest in your party.

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The Lenox Tuscany Classic Collection is the perfect everyday set, yet versatile enough to show off when company comes around (and these drinks are flying faster than you can whip them up!)

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Where should you look for style that’s a little bit out of this world? Schott Zwiesel presents the Tritan Collection. Modern with the just the right touch of classic curves make it an obvious choice.

For the full details on this cool cocktail head over to FoodNetwork.com and make sure you send us your delicious results on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (just use #MichaelCFina in your posts!)

Summer Cocktail: Passion Fruit Hurricane

Of course, you can always browse our full stemware collection at MichaelCFina.com.

2015 Summer Tableware – Top Picks

Summer is the perfect time to change up your style, especially when it comes to tableware. Michael C. Fina has the most comprehensive collection of fine tableware on the East Coast and we’ve curated a selection of the most stylish summer looks for any taste.

Hollywood by Haviland

summer tableware - michael c. finaHaviland’s Hollywood is for the style savvy. Designed by multi-award-winning interior designer Maryn Lawrence Bullard, the collection is an elegant combination of inspiration from the geometric shapes of the 1960s and 70s and  the tribal patterns of African and Samoan tribes.

View the collection here.

Emerald by Vista Alegre

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Vista Alegre took Art Deco and turned it on it’s head with the rich combination of the dark green hue and it’s golden counterpart in their Emerald collection. The opulence of this collection is apparent but not to excess, elegantly stated in shapes true to the era.

View the collection here.

Voyage en Ikat by Hermès

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Designed by Damian O’Sullivan and Benoît-Pierre Emery, the iconic Voyage en Ikat collection by Hermès is vibrant and exciting, inspired by the exceptional weaving and dyeing technique originating in Asia. 24-carat matte gold accents bring the bold color graphics to the next level, creating a truly unique design.

View the collection here.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Next week we’ll introduce three more collections  in our Summer Tableware feature series.