Summer days driftin’ away, to uh-oh those summer nights

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Interesting finds for Outdoor Entertaining.

I can hardly keep myself indoors this season. Warm summer nights (or almost summer here in DC), Sauvignon Blancs, sea scallops, diyas or tea-lights and some lounge music (Buddha Bar maybe?). Creating an ambiance for company, interesting conversations, and relaxation. Here are some inspiring pictures from around the world. I find them elegantly simple.

Roche Bobois

From Roche Bobois Collection.

Royal Mirage Dubai

One of my favorite places in the world. Royal Mirage in Dubai, UAE. This is such a festive layout for outdoor gatherings – so cozy! I love the tray and lanterns.

Oberoi Amarvillas Agra

We were just here in March this year. This outdoor pool area has really inspiring details. Blue and white are such calming and peaceful colors. See more images of the Oberoi Amarvillas in Agra here.

B&B Italia’s Outdoor Collection

Villa 32 Taiwan

The focus on the lighting of this minimalistic outdoor area in Villa 32 (Taiwan) is brilliant.

Picture courtesy Luxuryculture.com

And some accessories..

Lantern Astroboy71 on Flickr

Lantern -find from Astroboy 71’s collection on Flickr.

Also take note of the Zen-like place setting.

Sea Urchin Vase

Sea Urchin Vase from Cerulean

The dimensions are 11″ by 13″. I imagine using 4 of these together and making this a wall accent. In a straight line or a tiled like a rectangle…


Pearl and Silver Dishes

Pearl and silver dishes, I’d use them for olives from Cerulean.

More soon!