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25 Summer Hosting Hacks From Our Favorite Designers

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Designed by Briana Gagnier; Courtesy of Francois Halard.
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Connect Over Cocktails
“Entertaining is all about creating opportunities for people to engage," shares interior designer Celerie Kemble. "I love to have guests create their own cocktails. Let them select their own liquor and garnishes so their beverages are completely personalized!"

"Having a bar cart station is key, which is in part why I designed one for Arteriors. I like to stock the it with two drink options for guests," she says. "Lately, I’ve been offering a Manhattan with either tequila or whiskey. Stock the top tray with a cutting board, knife, and some citruses. The last touch is a julienne peeler for creating the perfect garnish. Let your friends get messy — that’s half the fun!”