Shelley Cahan Designs a Fabulous Fête for Father's Day
Shelley Cahan of Shelley & Co. Interior Design, is known for her integrated approach to design. Whether traditional, ecclectic or playfully mixing both, she understands cohesive design is the key to enjoying a room and the events that are celebrated inside. As Father's Day is among us, we asked Shelley to design the perfect party for honoring the most important papas in our life.
SETTING THE TABLE...
"For the table, I chose a traditional palette, pulling for the master Ralph Lauren. It evokes class and simplicity."
Add texture with a set of the Surfside Charger by Ralph Lauren.
Illuminate with a variety of silver rimmed hurricanes by Ralph Lauren.
Keep it classy with a set of the super elegant Equestrian Braid Flatware by Ralph Lauren.
Properly pour cocktails for the day into the Lauren High Ball Cocktail glasses by Ralph Lauren.
Enhance the equestrian style with a set of the Derbyshire Stirrup Napkin Rings by Ralph Lauren.
Sprinkle in a bit of masculinity with the Wentworth Tortoise Salt and Pepper shakers by Ralph Lauren.
SERVING TO GUESTS...
"This delicious dish of Prawns in Chile, Garlic and Parsley is light yet full of flavor."
(This recipe originally appeared on Epicurious)
INGREDIENTS (YIELDS: 4 Servings)
6 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for grill
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
12 head-on, tail-on prawns or jumbo shrimp (1 1/2–2 pounds)
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
Flaky sea salt
Lemon wedges (for serving)
- Prepare grill for medium-high heat; oil grate. Combine garlic, parsley, red pepper flakes, and 4 tablespoons oil in a medium bowl.
Working one at a time, use kitchen shears to cut along the length of the back of each prawn just deep enough into flesh to expose vein; remove. Toss prawns with remaining 2 tablespoons oil in another medium bowl; season with kosher salt and pepper.
Grill prawns, turning occasionally, until shells are bright red and meat is cooked through (it will look slightly opaque), about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl with garlic-parsley mixture and toss to coat; season with kosher salt and pepper. Transfer prawns to a serving platter and pour garlic-parsley mixture over; sprinkle with sea salt. Serve with lemon wedges for squeezing over.
GIFTS FOR DAD...
"Whether he is a watch guy or more for adventure, these are on my list for this Father's Day"