Go green for entertaining posed a challenge: give a party, set a table, and decorate the space in a way that is "sustainable, doable and attractive".
Our favorite idea from the article was the first one...don't change a thing. The greenest way to go is to use your regular china and flatware. By NOT going out and buying new items just for a party, you are miles ahead in green thinking....and for what you don't have enough of, you can borrow from a friend (or rent).
Also from H&G this week:
Screen Grabs: A white Barcelona daybed designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1930 still looks modern. It's used on the set of Ugly Betty to connotate both style and a characters "notorious Lothario" ways.
Dishing: Celebrating the Tomato. BLT Wedge Salad with Chunky Roquefort Dressing and Smoky Gazpacho with Pesto Cream.
Tasks to Tackle in August: for the garden. Start a compost pile, plant a fall vegetable garden, repair lawns and plant trees.
Back to Bar Soap: and other green living tips sent in by H&G's readers.
Top Photo: Detail of an image from hostessblog.com