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Give us a hotdog, a slice of watermelon, and an epic fireworks show — that's a successful Fourth of July in our book. But, as much as we dig casual, we also love the chance to pull out the linens, line up the silverware, and experiment with our stem-arranging skills. It's America's big day, after all.
Ahead, we found 10 tablescapes to inspire the festive (not stuffy) dinner party. It's about the unexpected details, like succulents mixed with blooms, gold silverware (is it still called "silverware?"), and surprising place mat choices. Whether you're setting a buffet or serving a four-course meal this weekend, your table's going to be seeing some action. Make sure it's up to the task.
One of our favorite childhood indulgences was the promise of a sticky Rice Krispies treat post dinner — it was the incentive to gobble up our greens. Fast-forward to present time, and not much has changed. But, instead of shoveling the marshmallow snacks into our mouths like the 4-foot fiends we once were, we're ogling read
We know you guys are a smart bunch (and good-looking, too). So, we’ll spare you the long lecture on sun protection. After all, we know that you know that wearing sunscreen every day is the easiest and best way to prevent everything from photoaging to melanoma. And, because you're so sun-savvy, you undoubtedly load up on read