Dine under a blossoming tree with a full spread of delicious bites, with friends and family.
Cheers to gatherings with friends we haven’t seen in a while. Cool the sips and enjoy a night off! Bubbles are universally beloved as an aperitif. Serve chilled straight up in retro glasses or add a splash of your favourite fruit juice for a modern-day Bellini. With the meal, serve rosé which tends to pair well with lighter summer fare.
CB2 Eve coupe cocktail glass, $10.95 each; cb2.ca
Gabriel-Glas StandArt Universal wine glass, $34 each; gabriel-glasinternational.com
Pretty floral frocks are back. Dressed up or casually put together, it’s time to celebrate summer!
Dress (left): Reformation Bridgton in Corsica, $335
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Aleena 100 sandal, $575
Handbag: Jacquemus Le Sac Rond Leather Bag, $1,130
Earrings: Bony Levy 14K Gold Chunky Coil Tube Hoop Earrings, $500
Dress (right): Reformation Riya cutout dress in Donna, $378
Shoes: Dr. Martens smooth Leather Chelsea Boots; $170
Handbag: Bottega Veneta Mini Jodie Leather Hobo Bag, $2,250
Hat: Lack of Color Wave Bucket Hat SUNGLASSES: Miu Miu, $424
(CSL also loves Coolibar Women’s Cyd Travel Beach Hat UPF 50+, $75.00)
Wedding, graduation, picnic! Celebrate with an array of delightful sweet treats: a stacked berry shortbread; hot, fluffy and crisp zeppoli dusted with powdered sugar; an ube slice with apricot jam smothered between the layers; biscotti dipped in white chocolate topped with Sicilian pistachios and accompanied by coffee; cherry almond sponge with lashings of whipped cream.
If you’re invited to a garden party a ways away, take healthy snacks with you to avoid drops in blood sugar and the temptation to grab greasy, processed foods on the way there or back. Here are a few of CSL’s fave munchies.
Hemp Hearts Granola, 325 g; naturespath.com
Halos mandarins; halosfun.com
Wonderful Pistachios, 115g; wonderfulpistachios.com
NOW Mango Bites, Organic, 8oz; nowfoods.com
This original article first appeared in the Summer 2022 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.