Feast for the Gods
Today we wrap up our Notes from Greece series…(must we really say goodbye?) We’ve seen snapshots from Santorini, dined on muesli made with luscious Greek yogurt, & created a color palette from the shades of the island’s sunset. Now it’s time to take all that inspiration and have a Mediterranean-style soiree! A few ideas to bring a touch of Greece to your next party…
Above: Escort card flags, sparklers, & customized matchbooks with nautical flair, from Martha Stewart.
This chic stationery set by Grapevine Paperie incorporates sailors’ knots, compasses & maps in powdery white & deep blue.
Sailboat cookies & saltwater taffy are the perfect seafaring favor, especially when wrapped in a classic canvas bag. These mini life preservers from Berkeley Designs would be so cute hung on a front door or used in a centerpiece display.
What to wear to such a salty soiree? Accessories adorned with anchors & rope, of course. (via Mimi & Meg)
A Greek-inspired meal should forego a sit-down dinner in favor of lots of little bites, bursting with flavor. Serve an antipasto spread with marinated olives & toasted almonds; dip vegetable crudites into hummus, sprinkle grilled eggplant with mint & chili. And no feast would be complete without the ultimate Greek salad that I enjoyed at just about every meal during my stay. Not sure if it’ll taste as good as it did overlooking the Med, but this classic recipe comes pretty darn close to the real thing.
*Image: Roland Bello