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Gracious Outdoor Dining and Entertaining

Bring the party outdoors for fresh entertaining

Written and produced by Lucy Fitzgerald
  • When the sun is shining, entertaining outdoors is a breeze. A pitcher of lemonade, a bit of shade, and a nicely set table is all it takes to make dining alfresco a treat to be savored.

    French doors from this California home’s living room lead to the terrace and backyard, where several seating areas are tucked among shrubs and grasses. The natural setting around the home is dotted with fig, lemon, apple, orange, and nectarine trees.