A Nüage Designs Guide To: Dining al Fresco

With Spring starting to peek it’s head out and summer right around the corner, we’re dreaming of sunny days spent outdoors. And what, you may ask, is our absolute favorite thing to do on a beautiful day outside? We love gathering a couple of friends, grabbing some cold refreshments and setting up some snacks to enjoy in the fresh air. What a beautiful time! Read more on our guide to dining al fresco…

We love a bright sunny day with a cool breeze, it just begs us to sit outside and enjoy it. Find an spot and make it feel intimately your own – somewhere that conversation can flow and laughter can be shared with friends!

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Bring some of the season’s bright colors to the table, literally! We love mixing in fun prints with solid accents. The contrast of turquoise napkins with the bold red Calypso Lalo print really adds dimension to the table. When entertaining outdoors, cotton and linen are both great fabrics to use.

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Wrought iron chairs feel nice and cool on a hot day. Mixing styles, chairs with decorative motifs and others with clean lines, is a fun way to add to the design. Pepper in some cushions and pillows for comfort!

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When the weather is this nice, something bubbly feels just right! We’ll take a cue straight from Italy on this one and enjoy a perfect pour of prosecco. If you’re feeling creative, a nice Aperol Spritz is an easy to make refreshing cocktail that adds a fragrant hint of orange.

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We love indulging our friends with the season’s offerings. Light fare like bruschetta, cantaloupes paired with prosciutto or a beautiful cheese plate always hits the spot. Adding in some herbs (we love rosemary!) is both delicious and fragrant. Nothing tastes as good as fresh ingredients!

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Now, just add some good company and great conversation and you’re ready to go. Enjoy!

Design The Catered Affair | Florals Artistic Blossoms | Rentals Be Our Guest and Rentals Unlimited | Stationery Lynn Graham Designs | Venue Harvard Art Museums | Photographer Lisa Rigby Photography | Linens Nuage Designs


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