Outdoor Inspirations for Alfresco Dining

A friend of mine recently returned home from a three week vacation in Northern California and Hawaii. Tough life, right?

Since we both live in the frozen tundra of New England, many of us spend the winter months cooped up in doors. Vacations to far far away lands with sunny, warm days are much appreciated. What my traveling friend enjoyed most about her getaway was the constant feeling of connection with the Earth - the ability to spend all hours outdoors. Especially in Hawaii.

I was reminded of my love for outdoor villas - seamlessly connected interiors that run into the outdoors. And oh! The joy of alfresco dining!

Now imagine these scenes at your fingertips...

Traditional home design by interior designer Arjen Reas
The serene scenes of rolling hills by InteriorMagz.com
Beautiful mosaic creation by CommuneDesign.com
By Various / From Left to Right: countryliving.com, housebeautiful.com,
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