Inside Meritt Elliott’s Beautiful Midsummer Party

There’s nothing like throwing a midsummer cocktail party in your backyard, but the alfresco fête stylist and designer Meritt Elliott (of denim label Current/Elliott and recently launched clothing line The Great) and her husband, John Rankin, a hospitality-industry veteran, threw at their West Hollywood home last month was truly something special. To celebrate the launch of Rankin’s new L.A. business, Boomtown Brewery, the couple invited their nearest and dearest, “but most importantly, our friends who appreciate indulging in fun food and drink,” Rankin tells us, for an evening of beer pairings and eclectic food in a stylish, welcoming setting.