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
Haviland’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.
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.
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.
Last week we had you covered for the 4th of July with red, but this week we’ve gone blue. Specifically, blueberries! So grab some fresh fruit and get to mixing up a delicious drink for the 4th, your guests are sure to love it. Alternatively, you could impress fellow partygoers with this simple recipe at a friend’s place, it’s just that easy.
You won’t actually have the blues when you’re refreshing with this sweet drink (with just a touch of bite, thanks to the freshly squeezed lemon juice.) Fresh blueberries, white rum, a bit of lemon juice and simple syrup will have you sipping and saying “Ahhhh” in no time at all.
America’s birthday celebration is almost upon us, so this week we’ve got something a little more patriotic in mind for a cocktail recipe. Represent the red, white, and blue with this festive Pom-Berry Bellini. Become a true bar master when you whip up this impressive recipe for your guests this 4th of July.
Make it a real party with Baccarat stemware! Of course, everyday is a Baccarat Day, but these Mille Nuits flutes truly make it a celebration. The perfect red, white, and blue additions to your festivities, these elegant and detailed champagne flutes fit the bill.
A little bit of work for a huge reward in a fun and elegant cocktail, find the full recipe on HGTV.com. Make sure to tag us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you try this recipe and share it with your friends. We love to see our readers trying out these fun recipes!
8. And finally, engagements aren’t always about grand gestures and big surprises, sometimes simply genuine is the route to choose. Instagram user jen_jenmarie_busterthehusky‘s fiancé turned a camping trip and hike into the most memorable moment! Try to tell us the top of a mountain isn’t romantic, we dare you!
We love our sweets, who doesn’t? Of course, we shouldn’t over do the sweets this summer and that’s why we’ve chosen this next summer cocktail this week. Cucumber-Ginger Fizzes, by way of MarthaStewart.com. This light and bubbly drink is the perfect mix of fresh and fun, not to mention a great way to surprise guests who are expecting something a little bit more traditional.
Since you’re refreshing your style concerning your bar skills, why not refresh your glassware as well? We’ve picked out a few tumblers that are new and fresh, great for a summer style pick me up.
Last Tuesday, Michael C. Fina hosted a celebration of summer featuring elegant tablescapes created by Architectural Digest’s special events editor Bronson van Wyck and longtime friend and interior designer Celerie Kemble.
Bronson van Wyck and Celerie Kemble created a fantastic set of tables using Michael C. Fina’s extensive collection of tableware, combining styles to create scenes from far off places, such as “Sundowners on the Serengeti Plains” and “The Rug Merchant’s Banquet.” The tables pulled from van Wyck and Kemble’s world travels, from Cape Town, Africa to Morocco, and even van Wyck’s childhood, growing up in Arkansas.