As glorious weather gently tugs us to get out and relish nature, make plans to enjoy life on that Southern staple: the porch. Whether warm or cool, shady or bright, update your outdoor space with furnishing and décor ideas for making any veranda more fabulous. And once you’ve given your porch a style refresh, you’ll find it’s the perfect place for entertaining across a spectrum of occasions. Get ample inspiration for party planning with myriad settings for hosting get-togethers in the fresh air, with plenty of details to create your own flair. From upscale, fancy events to casual and more intimate affairs, these tableaux help set the tone. Soon you’ll be ready to kick up your feet and sit a spell—if you’re not already doing so while reading this issue!