Monday, June 8, 2009

Dining Alfresco {Part 1}

As I mentioned on Friday, one of my favorite things when the weather gets warm is sharing meals outdoors with family and friends, and of that I am quite certain. When it comes to deciding what type of outdoor dining space I most want to live with, however, as with much of design, I am always torn since there are so many styles I adore.

I love the natural and clean-look of these first three spaces, but I must admit, for me, the setting of each is part of the draw; I would happily step into each photo to drink in the scenic views.


Joe Schmeltzer

Lisa Hubbard

Stay tuned for more outdoor dining spaces, including garden settings as well as eclectic mixes, as I continue this look at alfresco dining areas and things to love about summer.

10 comments:

Simply Mel said...

You have me hooked! I will wait with great anticipation for the next al fresco installment....

My choice today - the third photo! Divine!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

so calm, refreshing & amaazing!

La Maison Fou said...

I love this time of day, when the sun is trying to set and the wind is stirring up just enough for a wrap.
Leslie

Rachel Follett said...

Oh my favorite time of day! Gorgeous shots!

alissa said...

oh that top photo! if i had to make a collage of what i think heaven is like - that would be included :)

Blueprint Bliss said...

Great images. Loved Friday's post and this one as well. Can't wait to see more!

Jayne said...

I feel relaxed just looking at those photos, thanks!

Kimberlee said...

Beautiful - I'll happily dine with you at any of these places, especially seeing it is raining and freezing where I am today (not that I can complain, so wonderful to see rain after so much time, being in a drought isn't much fun!) x

Alicia said...

For me its all about number 3. It seems the most remote & thats my favorite type of al fresco.
Long before the days of digital imagery I had a harvest lunch in my favorite apple orchards at the peak of picking season. Old blankets on a borrowed picnic table, soup etc it was a great munch after which we picked. Theres just something about using nature as your decor & favors that makes everything better.

*c said...

that last image is irresistible!
so happy to have found your blog...