June 23, 2012
Dinner with Friends
This past week I was treated to a wonderful dinner with friends. One person made an appetizer, one a salad, one the entree and yet an other friend made the dessert. All in my honor (!) and we had a lovely evening, just us girls...
Today I received the new Veranda in the mail and dove right in. I just love the quiet time with a new glossy mag and a hot cup of tea!
My favorite feature is The Great Escape.... wow, is all I can say! The photography is wonderful, the interiors by Kathryn M. Ireland are so cool, the gardens of La Castellane in the south of France are amazing, and so is the food!! Check out this post to see more images from Summers in France.
This feature brought me right back to the other evening, the casual atmosphere amongst friends... We always say we "need to do this more often", these images inspire me to do just that! I will pick a date and invite everyone to my house for a super casual and yummy dinner...
Not much cooking, just wonderful wine, easy to prep finger foods, fresh flowers and good company! You should do the same :)
Make it about the evening, not so much about impressing everyone. Mix and match your serving pieces, ask everyone to bring something easy and just enjoy.
What do you say? Any casual entertaining tips? Any "must have" food selections?
If you would like a little Table Top inspiration, check out this Northern Light Blog board on Pinterest.
All images by Mikkel Vang for Veranda Magazine