4th of July Celebration

I can't believe it's already time to bring out the red, white, and blue! If you are entertaining for the 4th, I'm here to give you some tips on dressing your table and yourself for the 4th of July so that you are the chicest hostess of them all. 

For the style of the day, mix it up by wearing one of the 3 colors as your main accent and accessorizing with the rest or mix all of the colors in separates but in a more interesting and sophisticated way. 

1. Try a white dress with red jewelry and blue shoes

3. OR try a red skirtnavy top and white hat

As for dressing your table stylishly, I love doing a more sophisticated atypical red, white and blue theme. Your guests will appreciate how different it is and the time and care you took to make it a special day.   For the perfect throw on your table check out this beautiful Handloomed throw in red and off-white found on lesindiennesshop.com.  For napkins, check out the baby-blue diamond napkins from Heathertaylorhome.com.

For the cooking part of the day, I enlisted the help of my new friend, Elana Horwich, of Meal and a Spiel, here in LA. She offered up some yummy recipes and a few helpful tips and some stylish tools to make your BBQ functional yet super classy. *P.S. I'm obsessed with the Mason Jar Dispenser :) I want one immediately. 

Elana's Tips for the perfect BBQ:

1. LOTS of ice

2. Good looking plastic cups because things tend to break at BBQ's like Go Vino cups

3. Offer health conscious menu options.  No one needs a cheeseburger and sugar-laden baked beans so balance out the BBQ meat with fresh healthy and tasty salads or grilled vegetables in olive oil.

4. Go green and make your life easier with bamboo disposable plates like these from leafware

5. Put a little personality into your BBQ with a few small flower arrangements in mason jars.

6. Try one of these fool-proof recipes to really make your BBQ the best it can be!

Summer Fruit White Wine Sangria

Elana’s Secret Marinade Chicken Skewers

Guiltless Cobbler

Elana and her cooking classes are fabulous.  For LA folks, mention The Well Coiffed Closet for a 15% discount at Meal and a Spiel