For side garden? Glorious Garden Paths : Create Motion Run bricks, pavers, or other materials in a wavy pattern to create interest and give your pathway a sense of movement as you walk through the landscape.
For her small backyard, Californian Whitney Leigh Morris eschewed grass entirely, and filled the space with pavers and plantings. Lights strung above, and a tree growing by the fence, draw the eye up. See the full tour on Style Me Pretty.
I think one of the prettiest ways to garnish cocktails besides fruit and herbs is edible flowers. A veritable bouquet sits atop this gin martini and Lillet Blanc cocktail, while egg whites provide a frothy finish.