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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.

Summer Cocktail Series: Summer Blues

Summer Cocktail Series – Week 6

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.

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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.

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Straight out of the gates we love this Baccarat Sapphire Mosaique Tumbler. Bright blue and ready for your 4th of July party, this glass is fun for all.

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For a little more of a laid back approach, but still with a great style, we suggest NasonMoretti’s Gigolo Blu Avio Tumbler.

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Finally, this Orrefors Intermezzo Blue Tumbler fits the bill for this cocktail, with a blue bubble accent featured in the base of the glass. A fun way to accent this blueberry drink!

For full instructions on this simple cocktail, head over to FoodAndWine.com. There’s also a few other Independence day indulgences you’re sure to love!

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

Summer Cocktail Series: Pom-Berry Bellini

Summer Cocktail Series: Week 5

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.

Pom-Berry Bellini: Summer Cocktail
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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.

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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!

Summer Cocktail: Pom-Berry Bellini

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

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Instagram Proposals: June 2015

Nothing makes us happier than seeing a happy couple! That’s why we’re so thrilled when couples share their engagements on Instagram. It’s the perfect place to show the world your love, and the ring!

(PS: If you think your amazing proposal and story belongs in the next edition of this blog, be sure to tag your photo with #MichaelCFina and tag us in the photo @MichaelCFina!)

1. lisaaa___xox‘s fiancé went the romantic candlelit route, and really spelled it out for her!

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2. We’re in love with this hand lettered addition by natasja_cee! A great big story in a tiny Instagram frame.

3. A little bias went into this pick, Space Mountain is my favorite mountain! A little Disney magic is a fun way to show off the ring, good job kdose88.

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4. viv_ianp got a romantic getaway AND a ring! Talk about lucky.

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5. eric_bienvenidos knows that Paris is always a good bet. Can’t go wrong with the Eiffel Tower!

6. Looking out over the water is a beautiful setting for an engagement. We’re sure odeyods agrees!

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7. Some guys go above and beyond, emphasis on above! A romantic ride in the clouds can really set the scene for a perfect engagement, as annaphamxo can attest to.

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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!

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Summer Cocktail Series: Cucumber Fizz

Summer Cocktail Series: Week 4

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.

Summer Cocktail - Cucumber Ginger Fizz
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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.

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The Corinne-American Bar Barrel Tumbler by William Yeoward is classically styled, curves in all the right places and structured lines creating a beautiful silhouette.

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With a name like this, why would you go with anything else? The Perfection Tumbler by Baccarat is just that, perfect. Simple and sweet is often the best fit for any situation.

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Looking for something as new and refreshing as your new summer cocktail? Look no further. The Geo Tumbler by Simon Pearce stands out, a stylish update for any table.

Visit MarthaStewart.com for the full recipe here.
Browse Michael C. Fina’s entire glassware collection here.

Architectural Digest’s Summer Tablescapes

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.

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“The Rug Merchant’s Banquet”

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.

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“Sundowners on the Serengeti Plains”

Read Architectural Digest’s full article on the event here.
Shop the collection of tableware featured in this post here.