It’s autumn. We’re embracing the season of mellow fruitfulness in a chic way, indoors with friends. We’re thereby dressing the French tradition of apéro in a new, dazzling floral outfit.
The urban chic French apéro
But what is apéro? It’s the French habit of gathering together with friends or family in the time before dinner. A time to relax with a drink and snacks. You shake off a busy (working) day and catch up, enjoy the chatter, a groovy tune and the clatter of ice cubes. That sounds like our pre-supper drinks, doesn’t it? That’s right, but in chic outfit. You put on a nice dress, your va-va-voom heels and your favourite lipstick. When the guests arrive you serve dazzling, refined snacks and drinks with a floral twist to lend the finishing touch.
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In our autumn dossier we provide you with the recipes for some fabulous floral drinks, and show you how to transform your coffee table into a perfect photogenic centrepiece for your apéro. We present a DIY craft project for vintage chic coasters, and a couple of ideas for transforming your bar cart into a glamorous showstopper. And yes, naturally flowers play a role in that. They also reappear in an enrapturing autumn bouquet and a couple of small, refined bouquets for on the table. Choose the music, invite your friends: welcome to the apéro.