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Dining Al Fresco

by habituallychic

05 . 17 . 10

The one thing I miss about living in the city is being able to eat al fresco. I have on occasion eaten in the park but a picnic a far cry from the civilized settings of these outdoor dining tables. Bon appetit!

Christopher Baker

Schnabel Residence

Christopher Baker

Thomas O’Brien

ELLE DECOR June 2010

Vogue Living

Carolina Herrera Jr. in Spain

Jeffrey Bilhuber

House Beautiful

Francois Halard

House Beautiful

Puglia, Italy

Schnabel Residence

Catiglioni Residence

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  1. Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage May 17, 2010 | 2:01 am

    Who wouldn’t love to have dinner Al Fresco at any of these settings. …just seems funny I posted about Sunday dinners.

  2. Kerry Ann May 17, 2010 | 2:31 am

    As soon as this outrageously busy week is over, I am going to make Thai Garlic Grilled Shrimp and invite some friends to sit in my garden! Love all the pictures – all unique and all chic…

  3. Tanya (a Taste of T) May 17, 2010 | 2:48 am

    So many beautiful options

  4. Lady Grey May 17, 2010 | 3:07 am

    there is nothing like eating a home cooked meal outside! These settings are just gorgeous!!

  5. KMart May 17, 2010 | 3:17 am

    Definitely chic & stylish ways to dine al fresco! Great finds! Another way we enjoy dining outdoors is out on our patio. Nothing says summer like grilling with the family out on the deck.


  6. Will @ Bright.Bazaar May 17, 2010 | 7:21 am

    Oh my! What a beautiful post, Heather. I love the Elle Decor and House Beautiful sets esp. I’m with you – al fresco dining is the best!

  7. Frog Hollow Farm Girl May 17, 2010 | 10:55 am

    A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm. What beautiful table settings – I’ve learned so much from the ideas and photos on your blog! My tables are more interesting because I think I’ve added more depth and dimension to them – and I’m always on the lookout for something different but fabulous to include in the design. Thanks! Ciao, bella!

  8. Renata May 17, 2010 | 11:24 am

    I love the natural elegance of rustic inspired decor, especially for an outdoor dinner party – it reminds me of the dinner parties you see with the Walker family on ‘Brothers and Sisters’ – I’m always inspired by the Walker Dinner Parties!!! These days I’m loving anything rustic, preppy and nautical. I especially like all the ‘House Beautiful’ pics you posted – they are my faves! Check out my blog http://renata-beautyandelegance.blogspot.com/

  9. pretty pink tulips May 17, 2010 | 12:58 pm

    I think food just tastes better, fresher somehow when it’s enjoyed outdoors!

  10. Jaime @ La vie...J'aime May 17, 2010 | 1:28 pm

    These are all positively stunning! Nothing’s better than dining alfresco 🙂

  11. styleodyssey May 17, 2010 | 1:59 pm

    Lovely settings. In the Caribbean, this is how we eat- no indoor dining! Of course, now that I’ve moved to the mainland, I’ll continue to dine this way.
    Thanks for posting such pretty photos!

  12. Alice Olive May 17, 2010 | 2:34 pm

    Makes me yearn for an outdoor space of my own! I miss entertaining outdoors – it feels highly luxurious!

  13. Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, Interiors May 17, 2010 | 5:10 pm

    What a wonderful. In of itself…. Simply lively!!
    Many have stated it before me…”Nothing like dining
    Al Fresco.” Oh those photo’s! One was a maginifcent
    as the next! Bravo, to you!!

  14. Laura [What I Like] May 18, 2010 | 8:07 pm

    Oh those Schnabels are just impossibly chic…to have that back garden, only for a day!