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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.
Mirrors. They're like frenemies: impossible to avoid in life and sometimes just so spiteful. They can twist and stretch you in all the wrong spots. How do you really know if a mirror is a good one? This was actually a question one of our editors raised during a meeting. So, we asked interior designer and read
While Leonard Nimoy is best known for playing the original Spock on Star Trek and later establishing The
Nimoy Foundation, the recently deceased 83-year-old was also a gifted photographer.
has been exhibited around the world, and in 1997, he released a provocative
photography book called The Full Body read