Al-fresco



Montpelier-France


Menorca









Jewelry comes into it's own when
worn al-fresco.
So capitalise on your bare necks
hair up and
tanned arms.













CELESTE EARRINGS














Dinner for two

Do you like al fresco dining?

Do you dine outside all summer or
only when you have guests?

In Spain it is actually too hot to eat
lunch outside and usually aperitifs 
are only taken outside.

However I love going to the beach to
eat al-fresco in Autumn and Winter.

As always  would love to hear your thoughts.





27 comments:

  1. Love al fresco dining ... unfortunately this summer it's either been too hot/humid or raining to eat outside. :( so have not been outside as much as I would have liked too.

    Gorgeous photos to inspire us to get outside. And you are so right about taking advantage to wear jewelry. Happy Wednesday... C. (HHL)



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    1. TY Celia. It's been a mixed bag here in the UK too but I tend to run out as soon as I see a break in the clouds ;-)
      Have a lovely weekend C xx

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  2. I loved these dreamy dining images, the one with the pink and purple hanging flowers is so beautiful. Its too cold here to dine outside but in the summer I definitely plan to! The Celeste earrings are lovely.

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    1. TY Sam. South Africa is fab for outside dining. I always remember "bries" on the beach ;-)

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    2. Yes indeed, when its summer and the weather is good, thats always a great idea!Thanks for your time stopping by sweety.. Have a great week ahead!

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  3. I wouldn't mind dining at any of those venues or wearing any of the jewelry. What a beautiful selection!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  4. I love all of your photos - the dining venues and exquisite jewelry. You are a girl after my own heart.
    Thank you for stopping by the other day. Your blog is lovely!
    xoxo, B

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    1. TY so much. So pleased to see you here too x

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  5. In the summer, we enjoy eating out most nights (except we have vile plastic garden furniture that makes it a little less desirable). I think you saved the best for last with that last image!

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  6. Beautiful summertime images, Vanessa...and I LOVE the earrings!
    Enjoy a sunny day.
    xx

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    1. TY Catherine. Loving my first summer in the UK for about 13 years :-) x

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  7. I love dining al fresco. But it is something I usually do in the Fall and Spring. All of these photos are beautiful.

    Tracy @ www.sunnydaystarrynight.com

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  8. I love eating outside and do so often, even in winter. :-) We have a veranda glassed in on three sides so it's scrumptiously warm when the sun is shining even when it's cold outside. :-)

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    1. OMG! It must be magical to eat out at night, in the winter, covered in throws to keep the chill off ;-)

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  9. Everything is better alfresco!!! Gorgeous notion...just makes life seem so much sweeter when one sits outside, somewhere lovely, to share food and wine and friendship.

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  10. Hello you! Thank you so much for your comments and recommendations to my last few posts. So inspiring and I love when I can try a book because someone else, whose judgement I trust, has said it's great. Thank you!!! Lou x

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  11. Everything tastes better al fresco! Love this summer with so many al fresco nights! xo Caroline

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  12. Love al fresco dining even when it's hot. We live by the sea so usually there's a little breeze to offset the heat and humidity. Beautiful pictures by the way.

    Hope you're having a wonderful summer in London, Vanessa! xo

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  13. Some of these settings look positively idyllic! I'm a fan of al fresco dining by the sea or in a garden but not so much in the city because of the noise and it just doesn't seem that hygienic to eat with traffic rolling by. The jewelry selections are gorgeous btw!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  14. We do eat outside most of the summer...meals just have such a different feel served outside!

    Another absolutely stunning round up of images and jewelry... your blog is always a joy to visit!

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  15. Oh sweetie, these photos make me want to empty my tiny balcony immediately, and decorate it with a small table and chairs appropriate for al fresco dining :) And how stunning is that jewellery? You definitely have an amazing taste!
    Hope you are well, my dear friend!

    xx Ivana

    Macarons and Pearls

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  16. so inspriring! loved it!
    kisses

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