Kelli Delaney

NEW KDHamptons Entertaining Diary: "Summer Lunchin" at Maple Shade

Al fresco lunches are my favorite way to entertain at home during the summer.  Serving a refreshing signature drink with a fabulous fruit & cheese platter in my gardens followed by a farm to table poolside lunch is typically my go-to hostess plan. Because of covid-19 I typically keep the number of guests to 2-4 close friends outside in the fresh air.  Our gardens exploded with a sea of hydrangea this season which makes it so fun and easy to make lots of bountiful arrangements.  A mix of blue and white is the color combo you will usually find as the backdrop to my table top designs.

Pillow talk! My new set of Schumacher 1889 pillows have added a bold design dose to my outdoor spaces. Peacock Printed & Embroidered Pillow Cover, Printed Trellis Pillow Cover, and Samarkand Ikat Pillow Cover. To view the full collection visit HERE.

Setting a Terrific Table Matters: This charming new melamine Trellis & Topiary service for four by  has been on repeat all summer long.

Provence White 20pc Flatware Set by Q Home.

Eggcelent!  I’m in love with this vintage tiered china server I discovered from @highlandsteacupco. They have myriad patterns of china to choose from…

Delivered On a Platter:  I love to cook, but sometimes it’s also fun to just kick back and relax with friends and serve farm fresh prepared Hamptons eats from Owners Lexi and Louisa do such an incredible job creating  mouthwatering menus with the freshest ingredients all perfectly plated.

Hamptons Aristocrat offers a delicious mix of summer salads and sides including these: Braised @balsamfarms Radish + Sweet Pea Ricotta + Arugula, Burratta & Squash, and “Dirty Corn” on the cob.

The Bali Hai signature cocktail recipe:  

2oz Cutwater Baku Hai Tiki Gold Rum
.75oz fresh lime juice
.5oz ginger syrup
2oz fresh orange juice
Angostura Bitters
*Shake all ingredients in cocktail shaker. Strain over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a lime wheel. Finish with 6 dashes of bitters.

My favorite bulbs of summer are all from Van Bloem : The Purple Mix Dahlias, mixed Pink Diamond Calla Lilies, and Asiatic Double Lilies were all planted in early May and have been in bloom all summer long! Family owned and operated, Van Bloem is the leading wholesaler in the USA for the best flower bulbs and bare root perennials for the home gardener and professional grower.