Oh how I love Summer
Lazy days, warm nights, dinners outside
and staying up late in the evening gazing at twinkling starry nights
You probably already know how much I love dining outside.
There is something about being outdoors just makes the food taste that much better
and makes the conversations linger that much longer.
So this months inspired theme was right up my alley
Al fresco dining.
I imagine if my home was in France
we would enjoy dining outside quite often among the flowers and nature
Outdoor dining is a big part of how we live during the warmer months here
so a table on the patio is always ready and waiting to host the next gathering.
I love rustic mixed with elegant elements- so this table has a layer of burlap draped across it
and is set with simple white dishes and my grandmothers china.
Yes, that is a yum alright.
A pear and blueberry galette in a serving for one size.
Vintage silverware is stacked up waiting to be used
and is tied with twine and a little purple bloom
Such little sweeties with their vibrant green centers
A mix of market flowers and simple clippings from our yard
for a little bit of simple country charm
We are fortunate in California to have a wonderful climate for staying outdoors
late into the evenings and Summer invites you to to relax among the fresh air
and enjoy just one more bite of dessert
or another glass of wine
Entertaining is really not as much about entertaining as it is about simply being and enjoying.
The evening, the fresh air, the good food and laughter that comes when friends
gather around the table.
the smells, beauty, food, ambiance and laughter
all combine to create wonderful moments and memories.