What do you love about a summer garden party?
Summer garden parties just always feel so magical to me. Between the warm night air, twinkly lights, delicious nibbles, and fabulous friends, what’s not to like?
Where would your dream garden party take place?
In a perfect world, it would take place at a lovely old manor house in the Cotswolds, where there’s also a gorgeous swimming pool for a post-party swim!
What tops your list of garden-party essentials?
Flattering, romantic lighting is key, so I have lots of pretty lights hanging from the wisteria tree in my backyard. I also love the festive nature of rosé wine and champagne, which is why I have a galvanized tin tub that I fill with ice and my favorite bottles.
What would be the perfect drink to serve?
Rosé champagne in vintage coupes!
What’s on the menu at this fabulous party?
I like the juxtaposition of casual food with more formal touches, like potato chips served with champagne to start. I’ve been making loads of roasted corn salads as of late, which everyone always loves. As for dessert, I think there’s something so charming about individual ramekins of cobbler, so I’d make my go-to recipe: blueberry and nectarine cobbler with a pecan-and-sea-salt biscuit topping.