I'm coming dangerously close to sharing too many images from Karen Carroll's Entertaining with Southern Style. But it's gorgeous and filled with great ideas. Be sure to see Marcia Sherrill's profile of Carroll in this week's Introspective. As many of you know, Carroll is Editor-in-Chief of Southern Accents and she also edits Entree (the magazine for Neiman Marcus and BG customers).
I think you will enjoy learning more about her thoughts on the eccentric, beautiful region that is the South, as well as her views on publishing.
Directly above, an ingenious alternative to the unsightly ice cooler -- a dripstone in a creek provides natural refrigeration. Not something most of us have at hand at every outdoor party, but definitely worth a try if the situation arises!
All images from Entertaining with Southern Style (Bullfinch, 2000)