Summer gatherings look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t host the chicest socially-distant backyard soirée. Elevate your look and accessorize your space with some of our favorite treasures. Here are our tips on how to embrace the restrictions on large gatherings and craft an elegant and intimate affair, even if your guests have to sit six feet away.
When hosting an intimate gathering you can afford to splurge a little on the decor because you aren’t feeding the masses. Create a custom outdoor chandelier with our colorful porcelain chimes from Portland maker Pigeon Toe Ceramics. If you’re a neutrals kind of babe, handmade bells from ceramicist M.Quan offer a bold but monochromatic statement.
We know you’ve been playing interior designer after five months indoors (we have too). When serving your guests a festive cocktail, protect your freshly styled patio set from water rings with ethical American-made wool felt coasters in a rainbow of colors from Graf Lantz.
Scent is your most powerful tool for crafting the perfect atmosphere; set the mood with a candle from Cedar Street Candle Company and support a Tacoma-based small business all at once! Our selection of petite 3.5 oz candles make perfect gifts for your guests to take home and indulge in summer nostalgia.
No gathering is complete without a well-accessorized host. Make a statement with neon acetate hoops from Machete. These earrings are made from recyclable and plant-derived materials, so they are good for the planet too! No plastics in sight. A gold pendant necklace with a playful motif from Ariel Gordon makes the sweetest finishing touch to any garden party ensemble.