Athena Calderone Swears by These 5 Rules When Entertaining

Gabrielle Savoie

Around the MyDomaine offices, one thing is undeniable: Athena Calderone is the holy grail of #entertaininggoals. The interior designer, mother, and creator of EyeSwoon—a lifestyle and food blog—has paved the way for elegant, enviable bohemian-chic dinner parties. Scroll through her blog and you will find yourself literally swooning over a way of living that celebrates the simple things in life and the art of living well, from seemingly simple beach paellas to curating the perfect kitchen essentials.

So when Calderone invited us to a dinner party she was hosting with fashion stylist Kate Foley for Vestiaire Collective at her Hamptons house, we immediately threw caution to the wind, jumped in our best linen outfits, and hopped in an eastbound car. Destination? Amagansett, New York. And, boy, are we glad we did. Under twinkling string lights, intoxicated by the sweet smell of a 30-foot-long lavender centerpiece and the camaraderie of 30 beautiful, passionate human beings sitting around one dream-worthy tablescape—this night will go down as one of our most magical summer memories. Step inside this midsummer night's dream and learn a few tricks from the modern hostess with the mostess.

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