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JUL-AUG 2019

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The invitations set the tone with pink calligraphy. • Margari- tas and tequila shots with sangrita chasers • Guests in fiesta- inspired attire • Goat cheese and mushroom quesadillas OPPOSITE: A eye-catching array of fresh flowers and fruit leads guests to a table where maracas are labeled with seat assignments. grows at her country house in Maine. Since its inception, the décor, palette, and menu have been driven by exotic cultures. This year, inspired by their client's recent trip to Mexico, Miller and Barrie conceived a sophisticated fiesta to celebrate the country's bright colors and bold flavors. "Our goal was to create an intimate evening steeped in Spanish Colonial elegance," Barrie says. "We achieved this by creating a setting that recalled the rustic romance found along the cobblestone streets of San Miguel de Allende versus the crowded beaches of Cancún. Instead of the usual go-tos, like ponchos, piñatas, and paper flowers in primary colors, we incorporated artisan-made elements and fresh flowers and foliage in neutral tones and warm pastels that subtly evoke Mexican flair. From there, everything else seemed to fall perfectly into place." At the start of the evening, wide-eyed guests were lured through a wrought iron garden gate by the sultry rhythm of classical Latin guitar music and tempting craft cocktails and hors d'oeuvres passed by servers wearing crisp white guayabera shirts and embroidered blouses. At dinnertime, instead of traditional 40 | J U LY/A U G U S T 2 0 1 9

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