lanterns and candlesticks sparkle and glow throughout the night. Ceramic garden stools serve as cocktail tables and ottomans double up as additional seating. "I want to be surrounded by the people and things I love," says Jeanette. "Summertime – it's all about making lasting memories."

For decor, Jeanette moves her potted plants around in stylish ways and arranges her own flowers. "I grab whatever looks the most vibrant at Whole Foods or cut greenery from my garden," she explains. "But it's the lighting that makes the evening special. Around six- thirty . . . that's the magic hour that I love so much." Simple string lights hang from branches; the torches are flickering and scattered assorted votives, hurricane



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