Saturday, April 20, 2019

HAPPY EASTER

Happy Easter to all my wonderful readers.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

DINING AL FRESCO

For many summers, my long-time friend and her family would do house exchanges.  While we were planning our beach vacations, they were swapping residences and on their way to Paris or Prague.  One summer they lived on a houseboat in Australia! We loved meeting the families who came to our neighborhood for a few weeks each summer.  The family I remember best was from Italy.  While our friends lived in their Italian villa, they inhabited our friends' cozy colonial.   What really made an impression on me and on the neighborhood was that every evening they would carry the dining room table--tablecloth and all --out to the garden and dine there.  For them, the evening meal was an event to be celebrated al fresco.  I never forgot that, and while I was looking at outdoor dining images that I'm about to share, the memory was triggered about the summer the Italians came to Maryland.  

See if you agree that dining alfresco is the way to celebrate summer and family.

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This next image doesn't appear to be an impromptu gathering, but what a lovely place to dine.

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IMAGE SOURCE: PINTEREST

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I'm so ready to take advantage of these cool, crisp --and temporarily bug-free--evenings to dine outdoors.  How about you?