the alfresco life

Wow! We’ve had a few days of stormy weather, but today, the sun’s out, and I’m looking forward to the warm spring months ahead. I’m starting to plan for an outdoor dinner party or two , and here’s a little Sunday inspiration…

Alfresco dining under a shady tree is the ultimate way to connect with nature and enjoy a lovely meal with family and friends.

Pick a sheltered spot. Think of this space as an outdoor dining room. Comfortable chairs and a rustic wood table are the perfect starting point in setting a glorious alfresco table.

For me, comfort is the operative word. I want to spend quality time in the backyard while entertaining, so having few throw pillows and an umbrella is always useful.

I can shop myself go back trips returned to the kitchen by means of staging a quite supply desk full of greater water, drinks, napkins, and condiments. And, I’ll have some little throw blankets handy, in case visitors get cold.

String lights, lanterns and candles are perfect to transition afternooon into evening.

Dockside eating is so highly-priced and enjoyable!

If you?Re lucky sufficient to have a rooftop deck, take advantage of the situation and invite your buddies to proportion the perspectives!

Or, save yourself the fuss, and stop in at one of your favorite outdoor cafés. The Ivy is everyone’s favorite choice in Los Angeles!

I invite you to stop by my new Ciao Tablescapes  page. It’s a collection of my favorite tablescapes that I’ve created since starting my blog in 2011. I’ll be constantly updating this page  with new favorites, so check back often!

If there are any holidays or themes you’d like to see, leave me a comment! You can find the tab at the top of my page or simply click here .

Ciao! Fabiana


While I’m here today, I wanted to share some of my “Tablescaping Essentials”  with you. I have a whole page on the Amazon website with my favorite picks for setting a beautiful table.

Quite often time is of the essence, and I even have last minute tasks or events to paintings on, so I flip to Amazon for one or two day delivery. You?D be amazed at what number of excellent objects they should offer! And I’m constantly updating this page with my new favorites.

You can check it out here, at “Tablescaping Essentials” .

photo credit: Veranda, Flower Wild, My Inner Landscape, SB Digs, On Love Street,

Midwest Living, Deer Pearl Flowers, The Ivy Restaurants, Merriam-Webster

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