Imagine: you’re at an al fresco dinner party with twinkling lights, sparkling summer cocktails in chilled glasses, farmer’s market ingredients, and your closest friends mingling around your late summer garden. This was the dream we had behind our latest collaboration with entertaining connoisseur’s and co-founders Alston and Leigh of Habitual Hostess.

Alston and Leigh have been friends for decades – first as roommates in college, then in New York City, and now both live in Greenwich, CT. After years of attending and co-hosting soirees, they decided to curate a creative outlet to showcase their love of entertaining, cooking, and cocktail making. Below, a behind-the-scenes look at their latest al fresco fête.




What They Wore













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What They Listened To


J.McLaughlin Summer Mix


Put on your favorite playlist, throw on your chicest late summer look, and celebrate la dolce vita the best way you know how – with a late summer soiree a la Habitual Hostess.



More Looks For Your Next Late Summer Fête, Below: