The Best 10-Minute Appetizers

Rita Hayworth

Elementary, my dear Watson.

Just like summer, warm weather entertaining should be easy, breezy and delightful. Who wants to be cooped up in the kitchen preparing elaborate appetizers when you can be cocktailing under the sun or stars with your guests instead? Just in time for your summer soirées, we’ve rounded up the 10 best under-10 minute appetizers. They may be a cinch to make, but they’re as scrumptious and impressive as any hors d’oeuvre that takes twice the time. Bon appétit and enjoy your party, doll.

Tuna Tartare

Tuna Tartare on Potato Chips

Prosciutto Pears

Prosciutto Wrapped Pears

Tomatoes Tomatoes with Herbes de Provence


French Radishes, Butter and Fleur de Sel


Apricots with Basil Goat Cheese and Almonds


Tequila Lime Shrimp

lime watermelon cubes

Watermelon Bites


Fruit, Cheese and Herb Skewers

Cucumber Feta Dip

Feta Dip with Cucumbers and Pita Chips

Caprese Skewers

Classic Caprese Skewers

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Welcome photo: Rita Hayworth
Welcome quote: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1939

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The Sally Award: Cara Delevingne


For this week’s Sally Award for the best party look of the week, you could say that we’re going out on a limb. The winning gal? Cara Delevingne, who looked leggy, lean and oh-so-modern in evening shorts and a matching top at an event on Monday for her new film, Paper Towns. Shorts may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about evening party wear. But, as Cara proved in this high-style, high-waisted get-up from Vatanika’s Spring 2015 collection, an evening short can be a fresh, fun and fabulous alternative to a mini. The model-turned-actress accessorized the look with a pair of black Casadei ankle-strap sandals, Vita Fede earrings and her bold, statement brows. Crimson lips and smokey plum eyes added the perfect pops of color. Ready to get a leg up on the latest party fashion trend, the evening short? Here’s how to get Cara’s award-winning look:


1. Guerlain Gilda Lipstick  2. Vatanika Shorts and Top 3. Casadei Mesh Strap Sandals 4. Vita Fede Earrings 5. Band of Outsiders Shorts and Jacket 6. Burberry Kohl Eyeliner 7. MAC Brow Brush 8. Anastasia Brow Powder 9. Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes 10. Jonathan Simkhai Shorts and Tee

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