It was another beautiful Saturday in Laguna
French Food Camp.
French Food Camp.
Flowers were again done by Mary of Q Street.
This time there were lush gatherings of this seasons peonies …
as well as David Austin roses organically grown in Northern California.
Mary once again used dramatic grape vine branches mixed withinin.
Andrea's French linen oversized napkins are always such a luxurious finish to the table.
This months theme was
with light French fare
plenty of Champagne tastings!
We were all asked to bring a bottle of our favorite to share.
I brought some delightful Sofia.
Cheeses were instantly made even more appealing
when laid out with grape leaves
such a fabulous styling tip to remember.
Andrea served one of my favorite summer salads.
Tomatoes, sliced peaches, barrata cheese
with a reduced balsamic creme drizzle
finished with basil.
It's as tasty as it is a summer beauty!
There of course was a desert bar
this month Andrea has even tried her hand
at making macaroons!
The menu was a perfect compliment
to all of the Champagne tastings.
With so many glasses at once
it was easy to actually taste the differences in each
find new favorites!
The menu, champagne and setting
made for a magical afternoon
with some serious girl talk.
My wonderful husband came to pick me up
for our date night in Laguna as usual.
This week though because of some great girlfriend moments
my friends came with us!
I thought the Deck in Laguna Beach
would be the perfect place
to continue our conversations!
The Deck is always a popular destination on the weekends
as it is one of the few places you can dine outside
so close to the water!
My handsome husband was such a dear
to entertain us all
as we filled him in on conversations.
We even ordered food reminiscent of
the French Basketeers's menu.
I so enjoyed wearing my outfit for the occasion.
I layered my tunic slip
with my Rachel Zoe cashmere sweater over
cream culottes from Zara
topped this off with my very favorite antique kimono.
The finishing touches were all my designs
an armful of bone and pearl bracelets
It was a magical day in Laguna Beach from start to finish.
The kind memories are made of!
As always my friends
I wish you love and joy
as you style your life