Summers are for alfresco dining, exploring new restaurants, and rocking your favorite summer outfit. This summer, Darling has managed to do exactly just that. Check out these events that Darling has done to welcome in the season.

Embrace those tans lines and we’ll see you at our next event!

Stir Market Staff Dinner

Written by Darling Intern Monica Lyons:

In celebration of the release of our summer issue No. 12, the Darling staff went out for a dinner at Stir Market on Beverly Blvd. This neighborhood dining hall has the most darling market with an array of wines, artisan breads, and local produce. Stir Market also sells picnic sets decked out with flatware and silverware, perfect for those warm summer evenings outside.

With a modern California take on the European food hall experience, our staff enjoyed delicious food like their Frog Hollow Farms Apricot Summer Salad and Grilled Zucchini & Burrata Flatbread. It was a wonderful evening to celebrate the coming of summer and all their hard work for the release of Darling’s 12th issue!

Random House Off the Page Dinner

Written by Darling Intern Monica Lyons:

Our first East Coast Darling Dinner was a success with Random House’s Off The Page in Hudson, New York. After listening to our Editor in Chief, Sarah Dubbledam, and best-selling author, Gretchen Rubin of “The Happiness Project” and “Better Than Before,” guests enjoyed an alfresco dinner on long white picnic tables. With a game of corn hole and some impromptu photos in front of a kaleidoscope wall, everyone enjoyed the summer weather that New Yorkers hold so dear.

Darling x Random House Off The Page | Photo by Tory Rust

Each place setting included a Darling Magazine and Malvi Lemon Drop Marshmallow Squares for guests to enjoy. For dinner, Harvest Real Food Catering served mediterranean salmon, roasted shallot ricotta gnocchi, mixed beet salad, and a decadent cheese plate overflowing with berries, figs, grapes, and assorted cheeses. Each dish was locally sourced and served family style, a Darling Dinner tradition. Rhubarb Lemon Tea cocktails were provided by Art in the Age and Union Wine Company provided wine for the dinner. As the sun set behind the Random House warehouse, guests enjoyed an array of homemade pies garnished with fresh mint leaves for dessert.

Tory Rust captured beautiful moments of the day with her refined talent and eye for light. This dinner was curated by the lovely Kara Elise who also spoke at Off The Page about stress-free entertaining. Bundles of wild flowers and conversations about our favorite books completed the summer evening. This Darling Dinner was truly an event of literary inspiration.

Darling Issue No 12 Launch Party

Written by Darling Intern Monica Lyons:

The Darling Issue No. 12 launch party was one of summer cocktails and a heck of a light up dance floor. Hosted at Honeycut down a quiet alley way in beautiful downtown LA, the night was filled with dreamers, makers, and intellects. Guests danced and mingled from one room to the other to explore not one, but two bars that were serving Summer Punch and Paramus Sage cocktails provided by Art in the Age.

The light up dance floor in the center of the room stole the show as it glowed and changed colors to the beat of DJ itsyoungsteezie’s magnetic music. Sarah, our Editor in Chief, spoke about the summer issue and introduced the Darling team at the event. It was a special night for the Darling community to come together and celebrate the beauty of summer in Issue No. 12. Photos of the night were captured by the talented and ever so sweet, Emily Magers. The launch party was curated by the wonderful Kara from By Kara Elise.

Take a look here for more events that we have going on this summer!

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