Monday, June 9, 2014

Summer Time Trends

Whether you're heading to the park, grabbing a bite at the beach or stepping out into your own backyard, keep these tips in mind to host a picnic that your family and friends will remember throughout the summer and beyond.

Textile Selection – An elegant white tablecloth, a plaid blanket or colorful slipcovers will set the tone for a gathering that's formal, casual or somewhere in between.

Fresh Menu – Make potato salad with vinaigrette instead of mayo and try salad with quinoa or other grains for tastier dishes and fewer worries about food spoiling.

Signature Drink – Instead of spending extra time and money providing many different options, choose one special cocktail or mocktail that's unique to you and the vibe of your picnic.

Mood Music – Bring portable speakers and an energetic playlist for a big party, or spin classics on a vintage record player for a more intimate, romantic outing.

Father's day is Sunday, June 15 and there are lots of ways to make him a unique gift. We like going to Pinterest to find all kinds of home made ideas. If gadgets are more his thing, try going online to for all the latest trends in technology like ipad's, Smart TV's, and Headphones. If books are more his thing click here for the New York Times Best Sellers List and choose one of his favorite authors. And of course there is always the Dad who loves sports. Golf accessories or clubs are always a great gift, maybe a baseball game is more his style. Either way its your day to make him feel special.

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