Fresh Air Affairs: Entertaining with Style in the Great Outdoors
In her follow-up to Pret-a-Party, Lela takes the party outdoors, sharing tips and inspiration on hosting more than a dozen fun and festive gatherings.
In her second entertaining book, she is back with advice on giving stylish parties outside, filled with ideas for beautiful table settings, flower arrangements, and specialty cocktails and canapés.
The parties featured are inspired by places that matter to Lela—her childhood home in Texas, New York City, and Jackson Hole—but their concepts easily travel, from a sundowner cocktail hour to a party celebrating local cheeses. There are stylish bird-watching excursions and a wildflower-gathering expedition under the big sky of Texas. The glory of the Tetons serves as a backdrop for a glamorous bonfire, and there is a beautifully choreographed dinner with a lunar theme on a Manhattan terrace. From always choosing a specialty cocktail to picking a dress to match, this book shows the importance of celebrating life’s everyday moments with the people who matter most.