Monica Lavin Inspires Us for Oyster Season
Down in the Lowcountry, if the name of the month has an “r” in it, then you know it’s oyster season—the best time of year to enjoy the abundance of meaty, briny oysters that can be harvested from September through April. During this time of feasting and friendship—which peaks around Christmas, but begins to build in October—you’ll find folks shucking away at oyster festivals and roasts all over the region.
Here with tips for an elevated take on the traditional oyster party is Monica Lavin. The Charleston-based stylist, who blogs at Southern lifestyle blog Lavin Label and contributes regularly to Southern Living, took advantage of an Indian summer afternoon to inspire us with a tablescape for a dockside oyster party.
Setting is paramount for any party. “We took advantage of the Black Banks River views at our friend’s dock on Sea Island, Georgia and set up a farmhouse table with white-washed bamboo chairs,” says Monica. An abundance of greenery gives the table an earthy but elegant vibe.