Favorite New Essentials for Summer Entertaining

My husband and I went to a wine tasting last night--one of our outings to learn our new town.  I discovered a few great things during that date night...

1. When you live in a small-ish town everyone at one event (wine tasting) will ultimately show up at the next event (dinner).
2.  Every town has great shopping gems.
3.  I've been missing out on some great summer entertaining essentials.

I may have window shopped more than I tasted wines. Here are some of my new favorite entertaining goods.

Govino Shatterproof and Plastic Stemless Wine Glasses
These glasses look like real glass and feel great, not like cheap plastic cups. And they have a groove for your finger to comfortably rest in.  I've searched for decent plastic ware when entertaining outside and this is finally it.  Govino Wine Glass Flexible Recyclable Shatterproof (Set of 4)

Le Cadeaux Melamine Dinnerware
Much lighter than my usual stoneware and china, these plates are perfect for summer entertaining. Bright colors. Unbreakable. Perfect for carrying a plate from the kitchen to the patio.  4 Salad Plates Le Cadeaux Melamine Breakproof Verdura Pattern

Michael Chiarello's Casual Cooking
This book is gorgeous. Recipes that scream yummy and beautiful photos.  Even if you don't cook just put this book out to make it look like you do, and enjoy pictures.  Michael Chiarello's Casual Cooking


Lindsey Jones said...

Will and I saw those glasses everywhere this past week in Sonoma! I love them! And they are so inexpensive, too :)