alfresco daydream

January 19, 2010

we’re having ‘storm-watch’ 2010 here in so-cal (insert eye roll). i do love a nice (rare) spritz here in sunny-ville, but these photographs do have me longing for skies of blue and cocktails with sand between my toes.

i read about this company in vogue. literally “a restaurant without walls,” they ramble the country making meals in open fields, sandy beaches, or in forests made for fairy-tales.

join me for a daydream?

margaritas and guacamole. you, me, the waves, and white sundresses.

a crisp chardonnay, air so clean your eyes water, and soon that cowboy brings dinner on horseback.

shhh...can you hear the corn stalks? whish-whish. whish-whish. more soothing than any violin or cello.

the sides of my face hurt from smiling. is it the mint julep? or memories of sharing peach cobbler and conversation with those i love the most?

we eat cheese. soft, strong, stinky. syruped with drips of honey, and sprigs of lavender. sweet sauternes wash it down.

cuddling with you under a blanket as we share wild mushroom soup and sherry. the candlelight lures the forest fairies to revel and rollick for us.


  • That is the coolest idea! Though I think I would prefer more intimate tables for two or four scattered about the cornfields or the forest. Hopefully the birds don't decide to relieve themselves during the meal.

  • This is what my heaven looks like – I'm pretty sure!

  • I first thought this was 1 LOOOOONNNGGG table! I thought to myself, where do you find a beach that feeds into a corn field and into the forest? HAHA.


  • wow. now i sort of want to throw a party in a cornfield. If only I knew someone with a cornfield to share…

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