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How Do You Throw a Summer Style Party?

How Do You Throw a Summer Style Party?

It’s like a costume party, except everyone has to look chic. We threw a goop x La DoubleJ dinner under the stars in a secret garden in Pacific Palisades, and the outfits—not to mention the tablescapes by Mimi Brown Studio, the food from La Cura, and the cocktails from Agua Mágica and el VINO—were next-level.

Hosted by fashion icons Elizabeth Saltzman and JJ Martin, guests including model and actress Molly Sims, environmental advocate Kelly Meyer, and Le Catch’s Marlien Rentmeester came exclusively in either G. Label or La DoubleJ. They swirled around the garden sipping thyme palomas and espresso martinis (both made with mezcal from Agua Mágica), then moved on to a gorgeous meal (poached halibut, roasted carrot farinata, and much more) cooked by La Cura executive chef Olivia Muniak (she founded the wildly popular La Cura Supper Club, which hosts six-course family-style dinners in private homes all over LA) and set on La DoubleJ dinner plates.

Between some hilarious conversation and beautiful music, we picked up some brilliant entertaining (and outfit) tips.

1

Get some fashion on the table.

Match the tableware to your guests’ outfits for the height of chicness.

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  2. La DoubleJ Dessert Plate, Set of 6, goop, $340

    La DoubleJ
    Dessert Plate, Set of 6
    goop, $340

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  1. La DoubleJ Large Tablecloth, goop, $260

    La DoubleJ
    Large Tablecloth
    goop, $260

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  2. La DoubleJ Espresso Cup, Set of 2, goop, $185

    La DoubleJ
    Espresso Cup, Set of 2
    goop, $185

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  3. La DoubleJ Espresso Cup, Set of 2, goop, $155

    La DoubleJ
    Espresso Cup, Set of 2
    goop, $155

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2

Play prints against neutrals.

They’re like love and marriage—can’t have one without the other, no?


  1. goop x Social Studies Frayed Napkin, goop, $18

    goop x Social Studies
    Frayed Napkin
    goop, $18

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  2. La DoubleJ Dinner Plates, Set of 2, goop, $155

    La DoubleJ
    Dinner Plates,
    Set of 2

    goop, $155

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3

Vegetables are the new flowers.

Nothing says “bounty” like tumbling arrangements of gorgeous in-season vegetables from the Malibu-based OneSun Farms (they make some of the world’s most delicious portable healthy snacks, too). Set vegetables directly on the table, or pile platters high with them and encourage guests to nab some at the end of the night to take home.

Party table


  1. Modern Sprout Smart Growhouse, goop, $239

    Modern Sprout
    Smart Growhouse
    goop, $239

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  2. La DoubleJ Rectangular Serving Tray, goop, $100

    La DoubleJ
    Rectangular Serving Tray
    goop, $100

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4

Tables should be candlelit.

Event planner Mimi Brown lives by this maxim; now we do, too.


  1. goop x Social Studies Brushed Silver Taper Holder Medium 4”, goop, $24

    goop x Social Studies
    Brushed Silver Taper
    Holder Medium 4″

    goop, $24

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  2. goop x Social Studies Brushed Silver Taper Holder Short 2”, goop, $24

    goop x Social Studies
    Brushed Silver Taper
    Holder Short 2″

    goop, $24

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  3. goop x Social Studies Vintage Flatware Set, goop, $48

    goop x Social Studies
    Vintage Flatware Set, 4 pcs
    goop, $48

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5

Plants make the best party favors.

Whether it’s a little olive tree—as we did here—or some delicious herbs, it’s a gift that keeps on giving long after the party.


  1. SproutsIO, goop, $799

    SproutsIO
    SproutsIO
    goop, $799

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  2. The Floral Society Edible Flower Seed Kit, goop, $51

    The Floral Society
    edible Flower Seed Kit
    goop, $15

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  3. Hamama Microgreen Starter Kit and Bamboo Frame, goop, $79

    Hamama
    Microgreen Starter Kit
    + Bamboo Frame

    goop, $24

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6

Whoever’s serving gets a cute apron.

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  2. goop MRKT apron, goop, $65

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    goop MRKT apron
    goop, $65

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  1. La DoubleJ Apron, goop, $120

    La DoubleJ
    Apron
    goop, $120

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  2. La DoubleJ Apron, goop, $120

    La DoubleJ
    Apron
    goop, $80

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  3. La DoubleJ Apron, goop, $120

    La DoubleJ
    Apron
    goop, $120

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7

Give good goodie bags.

Guests went home with skin-boosting clean beauty essentials and an actual goodie jar (the one of our dreams).


  1. goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator, goop, $125/$112 with subscription

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    GOOPGLOW Microderm Instant
    Glow Exfoliator

    goop, $125/$112 with subscription

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  2. goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Flower Acids Resurfacing Toner, goop, $45/$40 with subscription

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    GOOPGLOW Flower Acids Resurfacing Toner
    goop, $45/$40 with subscription

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  3. goop Beauty GOOPGLOW 15% Glycolic Acid Overnight Glow Peel, goop, $125/$112 with subscription

    goop Beauty
    GOOPGLOW 15% Glycolic Acid
    Overnight Glow Peel

    goop, $125/$112 with subscription

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Hands down the sweetest place to keep treats.


  1. La DoubleJ Goodie Jar, goop, $180

    La DoubleJ
    Goodie Jar
    goop, $180

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THE DETAILS

The Cocktails

The guests drank espresso martinis and thyme palomas made with Agua Mágica mezcal, which is made with a combination of espadín and tobalá agaves from the San Juan del Río region: It’s crisp, smooth, and layered.

table decor

The Wine

If wine can be chic, the sauvignon blanc from female-founded-and-run el VINO is the chicest. (From four fashion-industry insiders and the head winemaker from Bruma, in Baja California’s wine region of Valle de Guadalupe, it’s a gorgeous, fun brand.) It’s fresh and floral and beyond delicious.

table decor

The Event Planning

Mimi Brown Studio, which does the most incredible event planning, entertaining, and even home décor, was the true magician behind the event.

Mimi Brown Studios

THE SOURCEBOOK

Gorgeous outfits: G. Label and La DoubleJ (@ladoublej)

Tablescapes: Mimi Brown Studio (@mimibrownstudio) and La DoubleJ

Catering: Olivia Muniak (@oliviamuniak)

Wine: el VINO (@shopelvino)

Mezcal: Agua Mágica (@aguamagicamezcal)

Event design and production: Mimi Brown Studio

Music: Starrock Productions (@starrockproductions) and Eli Meyer (@eli__meyer)

Photography: Stefanie Keenan (@stefaniekeenan)

Rentals: Theoni Collection (@theonicollection)

Blankets and Throws: Serena & Lily (@serenaandlily)

Produce: OneSun Farms (@onesunfarms)

Printing: Station A7 (@station_a7)

SOURCEBOOK


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