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How To Entertain When “Baby It’s Hot Outside!”

Bring The “Alfresco” Dining Inside!

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While it is too hot, in most places, to eat outside right now…why don’t we entertain like it’s a holiday and bring the alfresco dining inside!

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Black & White Decor Always Works

Move Often?  Then A Black & White Decor Is For You!

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Some people are just nomads.  Laurel and Mr. LBD have moved again, as we know from last week’s post.  For them, incorporating a particular color palette into their decor gives them the most flexiblilty.  Wherever they land, using a black & white decor always works!

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Spring In Kentucky Means….

Alfresco Dining At Derby Time!

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Forget those other national holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving….in Kentucky the most important holiday takes place the first Saturday in May.  Nothing says Spring like the Kentucky Derby!

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There Is Nothing Like Dining Alfresco!

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Ah, dining alfresco!  Is there anything like it?  The aromas are richer, the clink of a coffee cup or wine glass sounds almost like music, and the patrons are all content.  Rushing through a meal is the last thing on our minds.  In fact, to me alfresco dining signals a time to linger, even waste a bit of time.

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The Sunday Spy 4.1.18

We Spy With Our Designer Eye

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This Savor Sunday

See What We Love About This Design

Each Sunday we’ll share a design that caught our eye and we took some time to savor.  We’re dreaming of using our outdoor spaces like this one shared via my domaine At first glance we see the way the sun dances all around this patio.  With a closer look, we delve in and can envision ourselves gathered around a table just like this one on Sunday we savor!

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Summertime… And The Livin’ Is Easy

 

TODAY’S TIPS FOR SETTING YOUR OUTDOOR DINING TABLES

The phrase al fresco is borrowed from Italian for “in the cool [air]”, although it is not in current use in that language in reference to dining outside.  Instead, Italians use the phrases fuori or all’aperto.[3] In Italian, the expression al fresco usually refers to spending time in jail.  While you are letting this tidbit sink in…let’s talk about dishes!

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