Summer Entertaining with Lee Cordon of Do Say Give

To celebrate the start of outdoor living season, we partnered with the talented Lee Cordon from DoSayGive, a lifestyle site focused on classic style and thoughtful etiquette. We admire Lee’s approach to elegant entertaining and loved learning her go-to strategies for bringing outdoor spaces to life.


At Drees, we know how important it is to have the perfect place to celebrate milestones at home. Whether that milestone be large or small, there is always a reason to gather with your family. With an array of outdoor living options, Drees provides a solid foundation for your summer celebrations. We invite you to indulge in all that summer has to offer!

Cozy up for quality conversation around an outdoor fireplace, share a delicious summertime meal out on the patio or partake in endless play in the yard. It’s time to live outside like never before!

At this Elmsdale model home in Prosper, Texas, Lee created several different zones. Between the outdoor kitchen paired with an al fresco dining setup, two lounge areas and plenty of yard for the kids or dog to play, homeowners can utilize their outdoor living area in different capacities to cater to any occasion.

Beyond the basics elements like outdoor seating sets, Lee relies on her favorite accents for a vibrant gathering. Lee states, “Outdoor pillows, throws and placemats elevate any outdoor space, and fresh garlands are visually stunning. Together these accessories set the perfect scene for beautiful al fresco entertaining.”

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Interested in learning more about this summer-inspired setup or Lee’s approach to entertaining? Read her full recap on

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About Lee Cordon

A former event planner, Lee resides in Dallas with her husband and four girls. Inspired by her grandmother, Lee started DoSayGive to inspire grace and refinement in her generation and the next. Her writing ties together the beautiful things women and families enjoy in a way that is meaningful and worthwhile. Follow along with her daily adventures on Instagram (@dosaygive).

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