Island party essentials, minus the Rum Swizzles.
If you’re craving an escape to a beach-perfect island that’s still close to the U.S. mainland, turn your sights to Bermuda. Just a 90-minute flight from New York City, the mid-Atlantic archipelago has long served as a source of inspiration for artists, including Mark Twain and Georgia O’Keeffe. Sprawling pink-sand beaches, pristine turquoise waters, and pastel-painted towns are only part of Bermuda’s timeless allure—it’s also home to natural wonders like million-year-old crystal caves, prime whale watching territory, and jungle reserves. Here are 12 ways to channel the lush, colorful landscape and laid-back energy in your own home—and good reasons to throw an island-inspired summer soirée.
Get into a tropical mindset with the ultimate party accessory: a gilded bamboo cocktail cart that’s equal parts retro and modern. Consider it the perfect addition for your favorite Bermudian drinks (think Dark ‘n Stormy® and Rum Swizzles).
The best way to enliven everyday patio furniture? Toss a decorative pillow on top—this one nods to Bermuda's vibrant colors.
Nothing says “island time” like a sling chair in a sunny color. Sit back and take it easy.
Tropical, botanical leaf-painted plates are the perfect serve ware for a Bermudian fish sandwich or slice of rum cake.
Legend has it that Bermuda’s signature cocktail, the Dark ‘n Stormy®, earned its name by resembling the sky before a storm at sea. Clear highballs artfully wrapped in raffia will let you see the beauty for yourself.
An artful reminder to stay hydrated on hot days and warm summer evenings.
These coral-shaped charms are the perfect way to keep guests’ glasses straight.
Used as a blanket or spread out as a tablecloth, this piece is an energizing ode to long, slow days spent under the sun.
Toast to summer with a pair of glasses inspired by pastel-colored scenery.
It’s impossible to not be transfixed by the stunning turquoise expanse that surrounds Bermuda. You're going to want to see that color everywhere—even under a wheel of cheese.
Sea turtle-printed napkins are a great way to add punch to a table.
Toss out basic servers in favor of ones that match Bermuda’s colorful-hued spirit (and approach to entertaining!).