Summer Entertaining Essentials
Whether you’re throwing a backyard cookout or a spiffy ladies’ luncheon, up the style quotient with these party essentials, all from companies in our region.
Infuse a smoky flavor into meats, fish, and veggies with these cedar planks and wrapping papers, developed by Athens, Georgia, cookbook author Gena Knox.
Buy It: $7.99 (eight 6-inch papers), $7.99 (two 15-inch planks); fireandflavor.com
Greet your guests in a sassy apron made in Dallas, Texas. The practical terry cloth skirt is great for wiping wet hands, and the pretty ruffle gives the apron a fashionable edge. jenrosiedesigns.com; $36 each
Set the table with colorful linen napkins, made by Louisville-based Daisy Hill. The prim picot edging lends a touch of elegance. available through Table Matters, Birmingham, Alabama, 205/879-0125; $75 each