I pulled this story from Martha Stewart Living magazine (sorry can't find which issue) but it was photographed by Dana Gallagher. Juan Carlos Zabala and Kaari Meng, are owners of the Hollywood store French General. I just loved the ideas for simple entertaining with friends. The party was hosted in their shop, a 1926 Spanish bungalow.
A tiered cake stand is perfect for serving the pieces of the torilla Espanola - made with potato, egg and onions.
Above from top left: Behind the shop potted plants surround a colourful bench outfitted with pillows made from antique fabrics. Glasses of Lillet have been mixed with oranges and mint for a refreshing drink, piles of quilts fill the cupboard in a corner of the store and outside, guests sit at round tables with their plates of food.
I just loved the simple entertaining ideas found in this story. It just goes to show, you don't need to go mad with over the top accessorising and flowers. Sometimes it's the simplest things that make the best impact. Happy entertaining!