We’re planning on spending the summer sipping delicious beverages outdoors—rooftops, poolsides, anywhere really—and it seems that great minds think alike. For Deborah Lloyd, kate spade new york’s Chief Creative Director, it’s all about authentic bellinis and orchards of cherry trees. Why yes, we’d love to join you, Ms. Lloyd. 

What’s your dream location for a summer party?
I would love to host a garden party under the cherry blossoms. I am always inspired watching “Memoirs of a Geisha.” I’d love to recreate that beautiful party scene.

Who would make the perfect +1?
James Bond. But my husband wouldn’t be so bad either…

What’s your favorite party memory?
My wedding on Bear Island. It was a perfect sunny day with a proper English celebration. 

What’s your drink of choice in the summer?
A proper bellini—no messing around!

What’s your early exit strategy?
"I have to feed the pups."