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Yes, we're stating the obvious, but there's something about summer — and we're not just talking that new Rihanna jam — that makes us want to party. Sure, throwback-themed keggers on the roof are an obvious win (sorry neighbors), but they undeniably lack a certain amount of…shall we say refinement. So, instead of letting you go totally frat boy at your sunny-time fetes, we've asked interior designer and art adviser Maria Brito (who has helped the likes of P. Diddy keep it chic and classy in his pad) to recommend some at-home entertaining goods that scream "homemade sangria" instead of "keg stand." True, we may not all have an outdoor space to decorate to the nines, but we've all got room for a totally cute cocktail shaker and some hand-blown decanters and cups (are you noticing a theme?). We think picking up just one of these awesome home additions is reason enough to celebrate… just make sure to invite us when you do.
Sandy Liang is our kind of people — and you can see it all over her clothing. It's quirky, it's easy, but it's jam-packed with style. Who else could dream up, and pull off, a fuzzy clutch with an ice-cream cone on it? Or, super-wide leg pants that still flatter? Or, cotton-candy colored coats that manage to look tough? read