Alfresco Dining

With summer upon us, it’s time to take a fresh look at outdoor dining. The warm weather makes people want to gather outdoors to eat drink and be merry, and why not do all this in style? With high-end company’s specializing in outdoor living, it’s easy to create an elegant BBQ or cater a buffet by the pool. Living in sunny San Diego, it’s all about that contemporary California cool look, with a hint of bohemian flair.
With any sort of entertaining, it’s key to cover the essentials; plenty of comfy seating, quality appliances to create delicious food, and that wow factor that makes your outdoor ambiance memorable for years to come. Personally, I am loving corals mixed with blues and aqua’s, creating that carefree beach vibe everyone looks forward to with summer. Lighting is also another key factor, although it does indeed stay lighter longer, you want your gorgeous design to shine late into the night. A focal chandelier over the dining table and string lighting strategically placed in trees or over patios are essential in making this happen. Also there’s nothing like good ol’ fashion candlelight to set the mood! Bon appetit!

5. Lanterns- Kohl's