An Experts' Guide to Summer Entertaining

We’re in the midst of peak outdoor entertaining season, and while this annual rite can be as easy as firing up the grill and slicing up a watermelon, whether you choose to go strictly casual or embrace a bit more formality, it’s always fun to add a touch of elegance to an outdoor gathering. Recently, we checked in with five experts across the country for their advice on how to elevate your next summer soiree. From creating simple yet beautiful floral arrangements to composing enticing charcuterie boards to a menu that’s a celebration of the season, these recommendations will have you entertaining in style.