THE SUMMER ENTERTAINING SEASON STARTS HERE
Get out your beach towels and sunblock, put on a big hat, put on a big spread. Get ready to entertain more at home now that summer is on its way.
Summer breakfast or brunch on the deck
Get a head start to a great summer’s day with breakfast or brunch outside, whether it is on the deck, in the garden or just on your apartment balcony. Fresh coffee and fresh air make a perfect pair. Serve the coffee in a French press or barista fresh from your Breville coffee machine.
Summer brunch doesn’t need to be formal; in fact, those last minute casual get togethers are sometimes the best. Make sure you have everything on hand for the occasion. Wooden serving boards are perfect for a fresh brunch spread. Think boards of fresh croissants and breads and a selection of jams and cheeses, boards filled with seasonal fruit or a board of bacon and waffles. Be as creative or casual as you want.
Summer days by the pool
If you have a pool, don’t keep it all to yourself. Invite friends over and make a day of it. Serve long cool glasses of fruit infused water from your Sohana diamond dispenser and lay out a stack of bright, bold beach towels for drying off after a dip. Serve a light salad – this bamboo salad bowl is perfect – and platters of fresh tapas – these Moroccan inspired plates and bowls give them an extra authentic feel.
Summer dinners with the doors open
Lazy days become linger longer nights, as the sun starts to dip the atmosphere rises. Light the fire, open a bottle of wine, enjoy good company around the braai. Make sure you have all your braai essentials ready. Set your table for a summer feast and open up the doors so that everyone can still enjoy the warm breeze while you eat. Light a few hurricane lamps and votive candles for extra atmosphere. Keep a few light throws for bare shoulders if the temperatures dip, and stay on through the night, making the most of this perfect summer’s day.