Resource: Four Seasons of Entertaining

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For an up-to-date, upscale look at home entertaining, check out Four Seasons of Entertaining by Shayla Copas, one of the South’s most acclaimed luxury interior designers and national award-winning designer, speaker, author, brand ambassador, and philanthropist. Copas, from Arkansas, has created unique and innovative interiors for an array of residential, commercial, and event clients throughout her more than 20-year career.

Shayla’s design has what she calls a “Southern Glam” appeal, with glitz, glamour, pattern, and color as her trademarks. She is often referred to as a “color guru” because of her keen eye for color, texture, and balance. Her eye for color and pattern can be easily spotted throughout her event designs as she loves to add unexpected interest to the parties, balls, and gatherings she orchestrates. This has earned her the reputation as a tabletop and entertaining trendsetter, garnering Copas a 2019 placement on “Salonneiere’s top 100 party hosts in America” list.

Shayla is well-known for her event design and entertaining talents. She has designed and implemented more than 50 major events, including the Arkansas Inaugural Ball. She also appears regularly on Good Afternoon Arkansas, where she shares entertaining, design, and lifestyle advice. She can be seen at industry events as well as various markets and conferences making trend forecasts, speaking on panel discussions, and participating in Instagram takeovers.

Copas uses her experience to showcase sixteen glamorous celebrations ranging from Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby to traditional gatherings such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, and at venues as diverse as the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion and a show-stopping horse stable.

In addition to ideas and sources for tabletop settings and clever details, Copas shares themed menus and mouth-watering recipes from contributing chefs. With more than 250 luscious color photographs, this book will elevate readers’ creativity as they plan their next luncheon, dinner, or poolside soiree.

This book is available online.

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