We partnered with Open Door Shop to host a lunch for a small group of friends simply inspired by summer's arrival and the stunning backdrop of our location at 86 Cannon in Charleston, SC. When I entertain I like to keep things simple yet chic. It is important to create a welcoming space and an overall aesthetic that invites your guests to relax, enjoy, and to stay awhile.

A pre-lunch drink on the porch of 86 Cannon.

Dresses from Hampden Clothing, shop here and here (similar).

Meet Marion (left), owner of Open Door Shop, with Hart of @hart_studio. Shop Hart's dress here.

Shop my dress here.

I always like to offer a pretty, non-alcoholic drink option when hosting on my bar. A sparkling lemonade garnished with blueberries was perfectly fitting for our lunch. Anything would look good in these glasses!

The perfect platter for your next cheese or charcuterie plate.

I love how fresh and clean the table feels. Marion pulled beautiful plates from one of my favorite lines that she carries, Terrafirma.

Cheers to an amazing afternoon with friends!

Thank you to our partners who made this special lunch happen! Food by Caviar & Bananas, dresses from Hampden Clothing, flowers by Wimberly Fair Floral Design, and an amazing shoot location provided by 86 Cannon. Thank you to our beautiful models Hart @hart_studio, Allison @allioop22, and Jess @fourstoryinteriors.

This lunch was made possible thanks to and in collaboration with Open Door Shop.

Open Door is a collection of goods for the home. The shop celebrates gatherings with friends, a beautiful meal with family and a happy home. Each item is hand selected keeping these notions in mind. Open Door launched in 2013 as an e-commerce site with a focus on small brands and quality goods. In 2015, Open Door expanded into a brick and mortar space in the thriving Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighborhood in Charleston, SC. The little shop is a favorite amongst locals for its ever changing tablescapes and hip brands. Visit opendoorshop.com for more information and to shop. 

Images by Margaret Wright at margaret-wright.com and @margaret.wright on Instagram.