What We’re Loving: Anthropologie’s Loomed Palmae Food Cover and Leif’s Brushstroke Placemat

When entertaining this summer, keep your dishes fresh and covered before and between meals

Summer entertaining is the best kind of entertaining. Why? Because while you’re serving great dishes and cocktails, you’re able to enjoy the warm weather and the comfort of your backyard.

A major faux pas of warm-weathered hosting, though, is keeping food hot, fresh, and safe from fly-aways and bugs, especially when traveling from the kitchen to the patio table. Not your average food cover, Anthropologie’s Loomed Palmae Cover is made from fiber wire and cloth and is colorful at the same time, making something so utilitarian a bit more inviting and table-friendly.

Instead of using a tablecloth on an outdoor patio set, add placemats — like these from LEIF — to the table that bring a bit of pizzazz but keep dishes from slipping and sliding.

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Choose the palette that’s right for your table settings and coordinate your serving ware, dinnerware, glassware, and the placemats to match to create a party-perfect setting fit for any occasion.