ENTERTAINING: ROOFTOP SOIREE

I love entertaining (I’m much better at pouring wine than cooking) so I use the term ‘entertaining’ to describe ordering food in & styling the table to make it look like I have been in the kitchen all day. This blog post is a quick snap shot of how to entertain when you are rubbish in the kitchen (me), some suggestions on easy ways to style your table and little touches to create beautiful moments & memories for your guests.

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Samantha Wills
ÉTÉ SANS FIN’: LIMITED EDITION SURFBOARD COLLECTION

Whilst living in the USA, I have spent extended time in California. The Pacific Coast Highway from Santa Monica up to Big Sur is one of my favourite stretches of road on the planet. I am wholly obsessed with SoCal architecture & interiors – 1970’s beach bungalows, masculine but minimal interiors, and palm trees for as far as the eye can see. The surfboard to me epitomizes masculine meeting feminine, the material strong and the shape curved, I then combine the same juxtaposition with colors and finishes. This collection was designed to either adorn your home or take out into the water. Either way, ÉTÉ SANS FIN is a constant reminder of an Endless Summer.

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Samantha Wills
GRITTY PRETTY: SAMANTHA WILLS NYC LOFT

I live in an old converted storage factory loft, in New York Meatpacking district. When I was designing jewellery, I would have my design desk set up in my apartment and kept the interiors very light and bright , with lots of greenery. Living in NYC I wanted to ensure it still had elements of home (Sydney), so it definitely has a bohemian luxe vibe as homage to my Australian origins.

I invited Gritty Pretty inside my New York City loft…

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Samantha Wills