Sure, you can’t throw a pink macaroon or beribboned bouquet of lilacs these days without bumping into a slick, TV-ready entertaining expert, but we’re the sorts who believe that being the consummate host or hostess isn’t about being interested in glossy details as much as in being authentic and making your guests feel comfortable and appreciated. That’s why we turn to the practical yet polished Julie Blanner whenever we’re looking for tips on how to turn our dinner parties, summer soirees, and other special events up a few notches—without looking like we labored over them for months.
This being the season for outdoor entertaining, Julie was at the top of our list for a bit of porch prettifying. And the timing was perfect, since she was right in the middle of redoing her own little slice of al fresco heaven. Hop over to her blog to get all the details on how she put together this soft, serene look in shades of platinum and washed denim, then come back here and enter to win an indoor/outdoor pillow from Fresh American.
Love Julie’s porch look? Get it here:
Create your own porch perfection! Annie is giving one lucky reader a Flora Crewel indoor/outdoor pillow from Fresh American—valued at $88—in the color of their choice! Check out the Rafflecopter entry form below for 4 easy ways to enter! Contest ends on Sunday, July 19 at 11:59 p.m. EST. View the full details.
Congratulations to our winner, Erika from South Carolina!