1. OUTDOOR MARKET UMBRELLA IN RESORT STRIPE COBALT BY FRONTGATE 2. HEALDSBURG NAPKINS (SET OF FOUR) BY SERENA & LILY 3. OCEANA PLATTERS BY ANTHROPOLOGIE 4. CITRUS BOWLS (SET OF FOUR) BY WILLIAMS SONOMA 5. CITRUS RUG (GD-GRANT I-O) BY JAIPUR RUG 6. VINTAGE STRING LIGHTS BY BALLARD DESIGNS 7. RIVIERA BAR BY SERENA & LILY 8. OPEN KITCHEN CARAFE & TUMBLERS BY WILLIAMS SONOMA
Nothing pronounces, “spring is here” like warmer weather, progressively longer days, and my Mourning Doves!
All of these things mean the outdoor entertaining season is among us. To add to the spring ambiance in our design office, this past week we have been busy gathering ideas for several lovely clients that want to jazz up their patio for the season. What brings friends and family together more than hosting a gathering? Why not celebrate your day or weekend dining outdoors with the ones you love?
For me, Spring is a reminder that it is the simple things that make for a joyful life. There are two Mourning Doves who choose my patio to build their nest every year who remind me of this notion every day. For some it may seem silly, but these two small birds enliven me and remind me to slow down and take time to appreciate nature and enjoy every day to its fullest. Since they returned to my backyard a few weeks ago, I have found myself eating lunch outside every day on my best dishes. I have found myself taking a short lunch break to bask in the sun, and listen to the birds sing.
You all know how much I love to cook and entertain and I believe that every dining experience should be delicious and special. I am excited to get my backyard entertainment ready so I can enjoy the season with my family and friends.
To inspire you we thought we would share a few of Sérendipité’s must-haves to make your outdoor gatherings this spring and summer extra special. Also see below the delicious spicy pineapple coconut cocktail recipe that will impress your guests.
Happy Designing and Happy Spring!