So, the party has officially moved outdoors. That means time for alternative light sources (I'm a glutton for candles, as this dessert table proves), a shawl or throw for when the temperature drops (welcome to living in a desert) and copious amounts of water because...again, desert (the best part of this clay carafe is how cool it keeps to the touch).

Also in recent rotation: barro negro plates. They are the best size for a dollop of hummus or a smattering of cheese and crackers (humboldt fog for the win). After all, I'm happy on any occasion when snacks are served, cocktails flow and the lighting is appropriately low. Throw on a good playlist, and you've got yourself a party.