We are strong believers that entertaining should always be relaxed but that goes doubly so for the summer, when really all anyone really wants to do it sit outside with a glass of wine and catch up. So when calligrapher Laura Hooper shared this black and white set up, we swooned. The color palette is a bit unexpected for summer but the rosé and colorful treats add plenty of summery fun.

And luckily Laura is on board with the keep-things-simple ethos so she’s sharing her top five tips to elevate your summer al fresco entertaining in the slideshow – including a link to an easy calligraphy tutorial so you can personalize your place settings!