Thursday, September 22, 2011

Indian Summer Alfresco Dining


Everything Fabulous
Today is the last day left of summer, and I'm going to make the most out of it!
We're having Indian Summer here; hot days, cool evenings. Perfect for alfresco dining.

vignette design
The nice thing about dining outside this time of year is that it gets dark early, so candlelight is not only a must...

Awesome Spaces
...but also very romantic.

Brown Dress With White Dots
The mosquitos are gone, the air smells crisp and we have summer's bounty to enjoy!

Like grilled corn on the cob.

And heirloom tomatoes!

House and Home
So if weather permits, put on a sweater and pull up a chair. Treat yourself to the last remaining evening of summer and eat outdoors.

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24 comments:

cityfarmer said...

you're making me hungry ... think I'll have lunch for breakfast ... alfresco

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Such lovely photographs and a perfect end to summer! Makes me want to have a fall soiree, right now!!

xinex said...

How gorgesus and yummy!...Christine

Marlis said...

Perfect! this is my favorite time of year.. because we can enjoy being outside again. Love the tartan plaid on the table! thanks for sharing all the inspiring gaw-juss photos.. xo marlis

Kathysue said...

Gorgeous setting, your home in Asti is so picturesque and what a lovely table you set to dine at. I have been loving our Indian Summer just like you. I light my candles on the patio and enjoy!! Lovely post sweet friend, xo Kathysue

AshTreeCottage said...

Spectacular! And what a yummy menu!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Loretta said...

These are some awesome tablescapes. Your food looks sooo delicious...mind if I pull up a chair? LOL. Luv
Loretta

once in a blue moon said...

so many grat images, but adore your poolside setting.

tell me, how do you handle the wasps...

Etta said...

So romantic! :-)

Bumbleberry Stitches said...

Beautiful photos, love the wooden table in photo #4.

The enchanted home said...

OMG this is so breathtaking, that backdrop almost looks fake! It is so spectacular, do you pinch yourself throughout your entire meal? The meal is the way I love most to eat, fresh right off the vine or out of the earth, nothing like just picked corn and a still warm tomato...yummy!! Thanks for sharing this magical night with us!

Designs By Pinky said...

Beautiful photos, Delores, especially YOURS!!!! I would be out there with a WINTER COAT if I had to, just for that amazing view! Corn and tomatoes, a perfect meal to me! XO, Pinky

Sarah said...

Gorgeous setting with delicious food ~ alfresco dinning is my favorite. ~ Sarah

Really Rainey said...

Oh that's so romantic! Its still too hot here to eat outside, but here in Arizona... we will be eating outdoors in the Fall and part of the Winter... ahhhhh I'm ready for cooler weather...
Pretty photos...

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Kellie Collis said...

Stunning! I love outdoor dining! Have a fabulous weekend, Kellie xx

The Summer Porch said...

Oh my so beautiful. This is what it's all about...I love outdoor living and we should all make the most out of it! Canadian winters can be brutal. :)
Happy Autumn!
Hugs Rosemary...xx

for the love of a house said...

beautiful!!!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Oh to be seated at one of those gorgeous and dreamlike settings!
Lovely post!
xoxox
A

Jo @ Let's Face the Music said...

You've given me all the inspiration to get busy for a wonderful al fresco family dinner TONIGHT! Thanks for the lovely article. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

Rettabug said...

Breathtakingly Beautiful, Delores! Just magical!

Allison Egan said...

So beautiful!!! I love dining outdoors - such inspirational images! wow!

xo Allison
Spicer + Bank
www.spicerandbank.blogspot.com

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

gorgeous post--what a beautiful settings. i found you through TIna and I'm your newest follower! stop by soon!

Karena said...

Delores, I think you have the most beautiful backyard I have ever seen!
Enjoy!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Ideezine said...

I'll take it all please. Lovely post!

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