It's Patio Season!


I feel like every year, once April hits I am counting down the days until I can enjoy dinner outside. I don't get home to visit my family in Buffalo very often, but I always try to go during the spring and summer because there's nothing I love more than spending time on the patio. My dad has a serious green thumb so he always does a great job making the garden look lush and inviting. 

I went home a couple weeks ago to watch my little sister's dance recital and celebrate a late Mother's Day with my mom. The weekend was busy but we were all able to sit down for dinner on the patio. For Mother's Day I gifted my mom this amazing serving bowl and platter from Anthropologie because she loves entertaining in the summer. Her and my dad are always firing up the grill and serving salads using fresh veggies from their garden. I knew this set would be right up her alley.

My dad even pitched in and bought the set of matching plates and dish towels to pair. Of course, he was confused about the "non-matching" plates, but I reassured him that they would look stunning used all together. And they totally did!

The other reason we love this time of year is because the meals we make are so delicious and fresh. We grilled steak and I made my favorite brussels sprout salad. We even roasted up some yams and that's all we needed. So simple and satisfying.


And of course, the finishing touch to the table was a little bouquet of flowers fresh from the garden- including a branch of cherry blossoms.


Cheers to the best season of the year! Let's enjoy it while we can.