Fabulous fashion, delectable food and cute waiters serving Skinnygirl Cocktails. What more could a woman want? Last month the Rosewater played host to best-selling author, reality TV star and entrepreneur, Bethenny Frankel, as she launched two new Skinnygirl Cocktail flavours and shared stylish summer entertaining tips.
So how does one throw a stylish summer party? It's as easy as great food, effortless style and a great vibe:
The Food - Chef Lauren Mozer of Elle Cuisine recommends "simple and light" and created herb-encrusted grilled chicken satays marinated in Skinnygirl White Wine. “Plating” she said, “is one of the most important parts of the meal”. Just like you style and present yourself in the best way possible, styling food accounts for 75 per cent of any food experience.
The Wardrobe - Stylist, Amy Lu, recommends three tips for summer entertaining style. First, keep it simple. The last thing you want is to be stressing about what to wear on the day of your event. Find a look that you feel great in and rock it.
Next, be prepared. Check the venue - stilettos and grass don't mix. Check the weather - do you need a pashmina or blazer?
Lastly, Have fun! Nothing ruins a good vibe more than a host who is not enjoying the party. Make your get together fun while looking fabulous your top priority. A great reminder that summer entertaining and style doesn’t have to be difficult. It can be effortless and fun with the right planning.
The Mood - Event Specialist, Marla Brown and Mixologist, Mike McLean gave expert advice on setting the stage for a summer event. Marla showed us how to style an outdoor space with flowers, foliage and unique fabrics, while Mike created the “Cherry Blossom Zen” - Skinnygirl’s new Cherry flavored Vodka infused with fresh herbs.
As our always-fashionable Bethenny said, “Entertaining for the summer doesn't need to be hard. Make some simple and affordable appetizers (like mini slider burgers, or home-made gourmet dips) and open up a bottle of Skinnygirl. Put on a great outfit, and have a blast!”
-- Bisma M. Bhatti