Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon

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Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

You may already know this from the above photo, but after seeing this spread, you’ll so want to cancel your weekend plans and recreate this late summer scene in your own backyard (oh, how we wish all backyards looked like this!) instead. Athena Calderone, designer + blogger at Eye Swoon, hosted this bohemian backyard soiree at her Amagansett home and it kinda illustrates everything we’re hanging onto about summer: expertly planned yet casual hangouts, warm summer nights with friends (poolside, of course), and a major emphasis on food. We’re just happy Winnie Au caught it all on camera for us to swoon over too!

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Chef Jeff Schwarz (see his column for T Magazine) brought Athena’s menu dreams to life with seasonal veggies, herbs, surf and turf kebabs, and some drool-worthy sweets, like Cointreau-glazed peaches and ice cream.

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Athena’s kind of a genius when it comes to outdoor spaces, don’t you think?

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Eye spy the always stylish Kelly of  The Glamourai & cutie Nate Berkus.

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Athena partnered with Cointreau on the party, and paid homage to the liqueur brand with sophisticated but rustic details like the vintage bottles that ran the length of this gooorgeous custom table.

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Outdoor entertaining ideas by Eye Swoon | Photo by Photographed by Winnie Au | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78106

Thanks Athena for sharing your beautifully styled party with us! We hope this inspires you to create one last outdoor soiree before summer officially ends. See more entertianing ideas over on Eye Swoon.

Photographer: Winnie Au / Concept, Planning, & Styling: Athena Calderone of Eye Swoon / Menu: Jeff Schwarz / Dinnerware: Canvas Home / Rugs: Athena’s own collection / Dress: Zimmermann

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Stacy {Woodsy Weddings} on Sep 5, 2014

The poolside table is beautiful with the strings of lights and pop of colors in the linens and flowers. I really, though, love her dress! The way the light comes through the back is gorgeous!

Weddingband Geelong on Sep 6, 2014

Ideas are really nice.

Charmaine (Rustic Folk Weddings) on Sep 7, 2014

The design of her backyard stunning and so welcoming!

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I love the napkins! Where could I find them? Thanks

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This was a gorgeous dinner party!! Curious..Was the table handmade or did it come from somewhere? Thanks!

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