Rachel Pally, Fashion Designer

Rachel Pally, Fashion Designer

the 10

12

things I need to host the ultimate dinner party


We can all thank RACHEL PALLY for cracking the code on how to make a jersey dress look as good on the beach as it does at the office or on the street. Not only did she unlock the secret to universally flattering fits, but she debunked the myth that easy and comfortable can never ever be chic. No wonder the designer is one of our favorite problem solvers. We asked her how she answers to the ever-pressing issue of how to entertain a hungry crowd with ease.

Here, the 12 things Rachel Pally uses to throw the ultimate dinner party.

  • 1

    Rachel Pally Caftan Dress

    I pile up the bangles and go barefoot. This dress is so classic. Perfect hostess attire!

  • 2

    Pasolivo Olive Oil

    I love this tangerine olive oil for salad dressings. And I love that it's local!

  • 3

    Guitar and Instruments

    My husband plays a resonator slide guitar and we have a basket full of African shakers and drums. Firepit fun!

  • 4

    Black Maple Hill Small Batch Bourbon

    This is my drink of choice: Sometimes neat, sometimes with a little ice. Mmmmm...

  • 5

    JCT Woodwork Bowls

    I love to use these beautiful handcrafted bowls for the huge salads I like to make.

  • 6

    Twinkly Lights

    I love to string these lights around our backyard. They make everything feel magical!

  • 7

    Heath Coupe Dishes in Linen

    My husband and I registered for these dishes when we got married. They are so gorgeous and simple and classic. They are pretty much perfect.

  • 8

    The Art of Simple Food

    I use this cookbook constantly for the recipes and for inspiration. I flip through the pages sometimes before I go to the farmer's market, just to get ideas. Alice Waters is a genius.

  • 9

    Classic Soul Records

    You can never go wrong with Bill Withers. Who doesn't like soul?

  • 10

    CobraCo Hammered Copper Fire Bowl

    I love having all of our friends gathered around the fire, drinking whiskey and playing music! It's the perfect post-dinner activity. We lay Pendleton blankets and Mexican serapes on the ground so we can just lounge.

  • 11

    White Mountain Ice Cream Maker

    There is nothing like homemade ice cream! And I love the whole process—the rock salt, the ice, the hand crank. During the summer I love to make fresh peach or strawberry ice cream for a crowd.

  • 12

    Jessica Nail Polish in Creamy Caramel

    I always like to apply a fresh coat of polish on my toes before a party because I never wear shoes when I entertain. I love this creamy neutral color.

Rachel Pally Long Caftan Dress
Pasolivo Olive Oil
Guitar and Instruments
Black Maple Hill Small Batch Bourbon
JCT Woodwork Bowls
Twinkly Lights
Heath Coupe Dishes in Linen
The Art of Simple Food
Classic Soul Records
CobraCo Hammered Copper Fire Bowl
White Mountain Ice Cream Maker
Jessica Nail Polish in Creamy Caramel
 
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