While Memorial Day weekend is a patriotic holiday it also mean the unofficial start of summer! Having lived in the East Coast for eight years where six month winters felt endless at times, Memorial Day always seem to be the promise for warmer weather and sunshine ahead. Though, I now live in sunny Southern California, this holiday weekend still holds a special place in my heart…
Below is my inspiration for al fresco entertaining this holiday weekend or for another summer night…
THE LOOK – Different shades of blue accented with natural elements and clear glass. Blue looks great against a backdrop of outdoor greenery, while natural accents like woven rattan or unfinished wood brings a casualness that works well for al fresco dining.
Where to find these items:
1 – Coordinating cocktail plate & serving bowl by Oscar de la Renta
2 – Arugula and peach salad from Bon Appetit
3 – Spicy chipotle grilled chicken from Bon Appetit (as a side note, I happen to really like Bon Appetit and Epicurious.com for recipes)
4 – Domaine de la Fouquette Rose, Provence from Wine House
5 – Lantern from Crate & Barrel
6 – Ivory citronella candles (to keep away insects) from Crate & Barrel
7 – Natural woven tray from William & Sonoma
8 – Glass pitcher & cup from Two Tone Studios
9 – Fresh flowers (hyacinth here) loosely arranged
10 – Linen napkins from Linen Me
Have a fashionable Memorial weekend celebration!