July 27, 2014

dining alfresco

a magical party in Laguna Beach
With Summer now in full swing, alfresco dining and entertaining is always a fun option for you and your guests.  A beautiful table, great conversation, yummy food and a pretty setting is all you need to capture the essence of alfresco dining.  
 





Here are a few suggestions for your next outdoor gathering:

*A tablecloth, flowers, and candles are the perfect combination for setting an outdoor table.  Bring out some interesting  ”themed” accessories from indoors to add ambiance.

*Have fun with your seating, your chairs do not all need to be the same. 

*Decide whether you want your dinner to have a rustic feel or a very elegant feel as you plan your gathering.

*Go with a fabulous color scheme or bring in a collection of bright and happy colors for summer table setting…  

*Or keep it simple and focus on the beautiful surroundings around you. 

*Save yourself lots of return trips to the kitchen by staging a pretty table near your dinner table with the things you might need during your meal, such as extra water and wine, linens, and condiments.

*Cold food is often an easier choice than hot food, unless you have a barbecue or warming pad near to the table. Salads, sliced vegetables/fruit, pasta, and cheeses work well for alfresco dining.

for details on these photos as well as more inspiration, visit outdoor entertaining.


ciao! Fabiana

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