Summer Dining

Summer time is usually a great time to dine alfresco. Unfortunately, this is not the case in Houston where it has been hotter than hades for the past three weeks! We have reached temperatures over 100 degrees several days in a row now. This awful heat has me longing for cooler weather in which one could enjoy a beautiful meal outdoors without melting or being eaten alive by mosquitoes. I’ve gathered some alfresco dining images for us to daydream about together.

Harper’s Bazaar
House Beautiful

Phillip Harvey for Domino
This looks so French!
Domino

This one is from an old real estate listing here in Houston.

Domino
Amanda Harvey

Domino
Domino
House Beautiful

House Beautiful

Do you do a lot of entertaining outdoors? Which of these images is your favorite?

16 thoughts on “Summer Dining

  1. These spaces look heavenly and I absolutely love the overhanging trees. They would be perfect spots to have a glass of wine and catch up on your summer reading (I just purchased a few of the books on your summer reading list).

    Kylie
    xxx

  2. Such lovely examples of dining outdoors. My favorite is the domino photo with the striped tent. I am with you, I really miss being able to enjoy our lovely outdoors due to the extreme heat. It looks like no relief for today either. I’m dreaming of the day when we can move to San Diego where dining alfresco is much more obtainable. Thanks for the lovely pic’s today xx deb

  3. My favorite thing is eating and entertaining outdoors, however, in Miami it’s been just as hot. The mosquitoes have been terrible and the humidity, worst ever! Those images are breathtaking!

  4. CERTAINLY THE FOURTH ONE …
    I DON’T HAVE TIME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF RIGHT NOW…
    QUICKLY, I am YOUR BRAZILIAN ADMIRER AND I LOV E YOUR BLOG!!!
    XOXO
    BELA

  5. You are so right! Dining al fresco is a wonderful thing. Living in Southern Ontario, the weather makes is possible but the humidity and mosquitos make it challenging. Generally, you need to be on a screened in porch or a mildly windy night. Hubby and I dined al fresco for our anniversary dinner and it was devine.

  6. I wish I had an outdoor space at my place, luckly my parents have a beautiful screened in porch that we get to use when the BF and I go up north. Its great because the mosquitoes cant get us there- they are awful up here in New England :)

  7. The candle light flickering amongst the night shade trees, is the one that is speaking directly to me.

    Though that Houston House could be a real life runner up.

    I do need to make a few Summer night invites. The neighbors on both sides have been begging for Chinese dumplings dipped in Ginger sauce.
    I just need to make it happen! ;P

  8. Love your blog! all of the outdoor dining pics are lovely… my favorite is probably the 1st “House Beautiful” (the one on the old brick patio and hanging chandelier)

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