Outdoor Entertaining with Horchow

Entertaining with Horchow | Sacramento StreetThe past week has been warm – I’m talking sandal and tank top weather! It has been pure bliss! And what better way to start off the weekend than a little outdoor gathering with friends. Living in the city I crave outdoor space and it’s rare to have. Thankfully, a dear friend has a beautiful home overlooking the city and Golden Gate Bridge. She welcomed us into her home. After a long week of work, I love getting together with girlfriends for a little wine and cheese – who doesn’t?

Entertaining with Horchow | Sacramento StreetWhen brainstorming setting the mood for this gathering, I wanted to go outside my usual neutral color palate. I decided that since it’s the beginning of our summer here in the Bay Area I’d go big – I’m talking pops of teal and orange. Luckily Horchow was here to help with the tabletop – from the beautiful glassware (that inspired the pop of teal), to the crisp white bistro plates – everything on their site is perfect for entertaining outdoors.

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Now, when thinking about what to serve I always start my evenings off with a stunning cheese board filled with delicious bites everyone will enjoy. I personally think they are the best thing to make when having friends over. It’s quick and easy. In order to create what I call the perfect cheese board you need just a few key things in your fridge and pantry. Sometimes, I feel like some people are intimidated by a cheese board, but they shouldn’t be – that’s why I’m sharing go-to tips on creating the perfect one.

• Be sure to include a mix of fresh, aged, soft and hard cheeses. Personal favorites are goat cheese, Manchego and Brie.

• Try adding fruit like pears, grapes, apples or figs. Each compliment a different cheese.

• Add nuts from your pantry – almonds, walnuts or spiced pecans.

• If they have them in your cheese department – a mix of olives is always a favorite among guests.

• And soft baguette and a crackers to spread these delicious cheese on are a must.

Entertaining with Horchow | Sacramento StreetEntertaining with Horchow | Sacramento StreetStyle it all on a long cutting board or tray (like this weathered wood tray from Horchow) and you’ll have guests smitten by this beautiful presentation. The best part? It only takes a few minutes to put together before they arrive!

Entertaining with Horchow | Sacramento Street

Entertaining with Horchow | Sacramento StreetI hope all of you can enjoy the last taste of warm weather before fall arrives and the sun starts setting earlier. We have to the cherish these moments before it’s too late. Now start planning your next outdoor gathering and don’t forget to pop over to Horchow to see how they can help make it extra chic!

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Photos by Caitlin Flemming


  1. Julie

    Beautiful setting for an intimate get-together!!! I love the blue glassware!

  2. Waiting on Martha (

    Absolutely gorge! I love love love this time of year, and outdoor gatherings seem almost more magical these days. Glad you have had lovely weather in SF lately. Horchow completely delivers here. Thanks for sharing! Big hugs xo

  3. Akshara Vivekanantha

    Lovely set-up! Orange and teal are two of my favorite colors, but I’m always afraid to pair them together for the fear of them looking tacky. You have slashed that myth, and have made your entertaining color scheme such a beauty. Thank you for the inspiration!

    Simply Akshara

  4. Classiq

    The setting looks so pretty and fresh. And, yes, the cheese board sounds just about perfect.

  5. Krystina

    Can you give some more detail on the floral centerpiece. It is beautiful.

  6. Kirsten

    The table setting looks amazing-love the glassware!

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