Memorial Day BBQ's and Bounquets!

Here are some of our favorite BBQ staples :)

Here are some of our favorite BBQ staples :)

There’s nothing better than lazy lunches outside in the late spring and summer.  Ripe tomatoes, watermelon, peaches, fresh herbs, cool summer salads and lots of rose make for the perfect lunch.  Set the table with fun melamine plates that insure easy clean up, add a beautiful Frederique's Choice bouquet, a pitcher of water, some ice cubes in a bowl and you’ve got the perfect tableaux. Surround yourself with family and friends, crank up Beach Bar Lounge Radio or BBQ Radio on Pandora, and enjoy the afternoon!

Toast to the good stuff, while drinking the good stuff! Rose wine suggestions, under 20$

Sierra Cantabria Rosado 2014 $12.00, Rosé from Rioja, Spain

Chateau Cavalier Cotes de Provence Rose 2014 $18.00, Rosé from Provence, France

Cantele Negroamaro Rosato 2015 $14.00, Rosé from Italy

Set your table with style! From placemats to plates, these items had us at hello!

Add a little spice to your table with these West Elm Dapper Animal Plates, $10.00

Fun mix-and-match Anthropologie Nifty Napkins for an eclectic table, $32.00

Frederique's Choice Summer Sun Bouquet, $69.00, is the perfect way to brighten your table

Enjoy the fruits of your labor with these delicious summer recipes!

Heirloom Tomato and Chicken salad

Whisk together vinegar, olive oil, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Gently toss together leftover rotisserie chicken, tomatoes, onion, basil, chives, parsley, and thyme in a large bowl. Add vinegar mixture, and gently toss until thoroughly combined. Serve immediately, or cover and let stand at room temperature for up to 1 hour. Enjoy!

Tomato, Cucumber and Sesame Salad

Arrange tomato and cucumber slices on a platter. Whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, olive oil, and sugar in a small bowl until sugar dissolves. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of dressing over tomatoes and cucumbers, and top with scallions, chili, and sesame seeds. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with remaining dressing.

Here's to hoping you have one fabulous Memorial Day Weekend!

Angela Brugioni