By Jennifer Condon
As a professional stylist, setting the table is one of my favorite parts of entertaining. But the cooking, the prepping and the clean up? Not so much. So my guy and I tend to do most of our entertaining in the summertime, when the warm temps, garden blooms and outdoor grill can do most of the work for us. While I’m in charge of stocking up for cookouts and making sure everyone has a cold drink in hand, my husband takes the lead as DJ and grill master. Just a few years ago, we lived in the city with no outdoor space. But over the last three summers we’ve honed our entertaining routine, learned some shortcuts, and now we’ve got serious cookout cred. Here’s how we bring our gang together.