Outdoor entertainment


Though this summer’s outdoor entertainment might look a little different, I feel like there is no more important time to make your guests and family feel special than now. After being in quarantine for so long, little thoughtful details and fun place settings go a long way. Even for a party of 2!

I am so excited to announce my long term partnership with Juliska. Juliska was founded under the inspiration to love and live well. With so much going on in the world, I love the foundation of their brand and it really shines through with every single piece. Honestly, each piece feels like its part of a small batch custom collection you might find at a unique European market.

I will be highlighting different table scapes, but since we are kicking off summer, I thought we would start with an outdoor dining lobster bake. For everything fish, my go-to always is Fjord, a fabulous fish monger right in the heart of New Canaan. However, they have several locations all over Connecticut. To say they are the best is an understatement. For parties, they even can prepare all the food at table side, instant entertainment!

Everything you see on the table, except the napkins and lobster crackers , is all Juliska, from the vases, to the placemats, and everything in-between. As a mom of young kids, one thing that was top priority was having dishes that would not break (for outdoor entertainment). All of the glasses, individual plates, and even some of the serving trays are all Melamine. I’ve tried so many melamine pieces and Juliska is hands down, the best. We use ours all the time, even when not outdoors. The Juliska melamine is dishwasher, (top shelf recommended), microwave, and freezer safe, and BPA free.

click, HERE for the juliska @juliska website.

click, HERE for Fjord @fjordfishmarket website.

click, HERE for Monogram Mary @monogrammary

photography: Julia Dags


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Each dish is so special! I hope to hand all of the Juliska pieces down to the boys

Each dish is so special! I hope to hand all of the Juliska pieces down to the boys


The fish and lobster serving dishes are two of my favorite outdoor pieces.

The fish and lobster serving dishes are two of my favorite outdoor pieces.


I never knew how to properly eat a lobster. So much easier this way! I also had all the appropriate lobster tools, which was a super help!

I never knew how to properly eat a lobster. So much easier this way! I also had all the appropriate lobster tools, which was a super help!


I had trouble finding a tablecloth big enough for our table so I went to a local Fabric store (Good Goods in Darien) and grabbed this fabric. I will have the edges sown at an upholster but it did the job!

I had trouble finding a tablecloth big enough for our table so I went to a local Fabric store (Good Goods in Darien) and grabbed this fabric. I will have the edges sown at an upholster but it did the job!


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The Monogram Mary Lobster kit turns napkins into lobster bibs!

The Monogram Mary Lobster kit turns napkins into lobster bibs!


You would never guess it by looking at the individual plates but they are all Melamine.

You would never guess it by looking at the individual plates but they are all Melamine.


The plates up close with a fine china look.

The plates up close with a fine china look.


Everything Juliska! Napkins, Napkin Rings, Vase, and Dessert Plates.

Everything Juliska! Napkins, Napkin Rings, Vase, and Dessert Plates.


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Now for the food! Fjord is the best when it comes to anything seafood. They make it super simple and all of their food is just as beautiful as it is delicious.


These adorable sweaters are from @monogrammary

These adorable sweaters are from @monogrammary


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Juliska Berry & Thread Melamine plates HERE + HERE

Juliska placemats HERE

Juliska white napkins HERE

Juliska Napkin rings HERE

Juliska Vase HERE

Juliska fish plate HERE

Juliska fish serving platter HERE

Juliska lobster serving bowl HERE

Juliska blue & white Country Estate Delft Blue Bowl HERE

Juliska blue & white Country Estate Delft Blue cake platter HERE

The Juliska trays pictured about are HERE , HERE , and HERE

The flatware ware our everyday Juliska set HERE but I have my eye on this bamboo set HERE

Acrylic beverage glasses HERE, HERE, and HERE

Acrylic pitcher HERE

similar cake stand HERE

Outdoor dining with Juliska

June 15, 2020

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