6 Essentials You Need to Brunch Well, According to Our Instagram Followers

You may have picked up on this already, but in recent weeks, we conducted a social experiment, if you will, to find out which outdoor summer party reigns supreme in the eyes of our readers: brunch or barbecue? Here’s how we did it: We wanted to tap into your entertaining expertise, so we took to our IG feed and polled all of you to discover your preferred tablescape style, recipe, and plating essentials. And with summer winding down, we have one thing on our minds: hosting (and being hosted at) as many outdoor parties as possible. Now that we know where you stand (brunch won by a landslide, by the way), let’s savor the last days of perfect weather, good company, and delicious spreads with the winning tablescape that Macy's Martha Stewart Home Collection and Hotel Collection helped bring to life.