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Better Homes and Gardens June 2014

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between friends

Summer Fun, Made Easy True, summer arrives with an ease all its own. Open the folding chairs and add ice cubes to the drinks, and a warm starry night will take care of the rest. Still, there’s something about June that begs for a party. Friends over for a grill-out. A chill-ahead dinner on the deck. A gathering to fete the newly married or newly graduated. Outdoor entertaining is casual by definition, but getting to “easy” is another matter. That’s especially so for people who like to add fresh, creative twists to their get-togethers. And what Better Homes and Gardens® reader doesn’t? Food, style points, flowers—you’ve let us know in many ways that you love to bring special touches to a gathering. Our third annual Entertaining Issue gives you ideas and details for…

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bhg blogger award winners

DECORATING READERS’ CHOICE The Inspired Room inspiredroom.net EDITORS’ CHOICE Pencil Shavings Studio pencilshavings studio.com FASHION & BEAUTY READERS’ CHOICE The Small Things Blog thesmallthingsblog.com EDITORS’ CHOICE Seersucker + Saddles seersuckerand saddles.blogspot.com BAKING READERS’ CHOICE Joy the Baker joythebaker.com EDITORS’ CHOICE Une Gamine dans la Cuisine unegaminedansla cuisine.com DIY READERS’ CHOICE Vintage Revivals vintagerevivals.com EDITORS’ CHOICE With Heart withheart.com GARDENING READERS’ CHOICE A Nest for All Seasons anestforall seasons.com EDITORS’ CHOICE A Way to Garden awaytogarden.com EVERYDAY EATS READERS’ CHOICE Half Baked Harvest hal faked harvest.com EDITORS’ CHOICE Local Milk localmilkblog.com ENTERTAINING READERS’ CHOICE Coordinately Yours julieblanner.com EDITORS’ CHOICE The Chic thechicsite.com HEALTHY FOOD READERS’ CHOICE Sprouted Kitchen sproutedkitchen.com EDITORS’ CHOICE Oh My Veggies ohmyveggies.com Free entertaining guide Get cool ideas to host a hot summer soiree. Find everything you need, including festive decor ideas, mouthwatering menus, and more! BHG.com/SummerGuide…

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by the shore

COLOR SPLASH Statementmaking tropicals give this bouquet extra punch. MOOD LIGHTING Fill shells (or these shell-inspired bowls) with sand, and nestle candles inside. For maritime style any time, start with coastal classic blue-andwhite striped linens, then mix in hits of complementary orange. Sea Urchin Votives, $15 and $21; shopredsail.com. Ceramic clam bowl, $34; beyondjordanstudio.com. dinner in a breeze Fan out a few oversize leaf fronds for an instant table runner. Then set up this self-serve buffet with a seafoodcombo main dish alongside savory sauces, salads, and crusty bread. COOL OFF Fruit-infused tea or sangria is a palate refresher. SURF & SERVE A clamshell serving dish doubles as table decoration. Free party menu Download all the recipes to create this seaside feast. BHG.com/SeasideMenu SERVING VESSELS These i-and 5-quart shell-shape plastic servers deliver the goodies but don’t cost a lot of clams. $4.19 and…

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Travel voucher Actual or virtual, feed your wanderlust at fathomaway.com—the travel site that reads like an extended postcard from a favorite, in-the-know friend. This month, we’re digging the “Naturalist” roundup of best road trips and hotel hideaways for national parks, preserves, coastlines, and deserts. Sign us up! Search party Eat, pray … forage? In her lovely memoir, Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love, and the Perfect Meal ($25, Simon & Schuster), Ava Chin feeds the notion that you can find what you want right in your backyard, in her case literally and metaphorically. You just need to know what to look for. Take heart from her ultimate assertion that, intentionally or not, we are all cultivating a garden. Take sustenance from her yummy foraging recipes like Wild Oyster Mushroom Tart. Insta fresh Summer sun, check.…

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ready to roll

Whether you love jasmine, orchid, rose, or peony, these rollerballs are a perfect pick. “They can be a superior way to deliver scent since you have more control over application,” says Adriana Medina-Baez of Givaudan Fragrances, creator of Philosophy’s Loveswept (top right). “When you dab directly onto the skin—pulse points are ideal—pores open up and help release and diff use the fragrance.” 1. Diptyque Eau Rose Roll-On, $48; diptyqueparis.com 2. Philosophy Loveswept Rollerball, $20; philosophy.com 3. Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Rollerball, $22; sephora.com 4. Clean Warm Cotton Eau de Parfum Rollerball, $18 for Rollerball Collection Set of five fragrances; cleanperfume.com 5. Tocca Cleopatra Fragrance Rollerball, $20; tocca.com 6. Kai Perfume Oil, $48; kaifragrance.com 7. Lulah Vanilla Orchid Cologne Rollerball, $7.50; lulah.com 8. Thymes Goldleaf Eau de Parfum Rollerball, $19; thymes.com…

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bend oregon

Pints, pooches, and playtime spent outdoors make up the best of this mountain city. aka: Beer Town, U.S.A. Population: 79,109 What clouds? Bend averages 300 sunny days a year. Named for: The turn in the Deschutes River. Pet project: Nearly 50 percent of locals own a dog. SHINY, HOPPY PEOPLE Meet hops: Beer building block and natural moisturizer for irritated skin. Meet our favorite new way to use hops: LeCol’s Soap Bar blends hoppy brews from Bend’s Boneyard Beers into a line of sudsers. lecolssoapbar.com PLASTIC PASSION Eco-chic boutique Sara Bella Upcycled turns plastic bags into artsy totes as well as actual art. In-store DIY classes demo the creative process. Just bring imagination—all other materials are included. sarabella.com CURRENT AFFAIR Yes, yoga is still hot, but Bend is taking it off land and onto the Deschutes River. Standup…