Well the weather might have broken, but I am definitely going to be relaxing and eating outdoors throughout the rest of the summer. So here's a few lovely images to get you in the mood to do the same.
So here I am at my tiki bar next to my swimming pool - yeah right. But I can dream! I love this tropical hang out, my only worry is, what do you do with it in the winter? But its still summer, so who cares! Bring on another mojito! Tiki bar, johnlewis.com
Another dreamy setting, a rustic outdoor table under a grapevine covered arbour, and of course - fairy lights. I think this shot has everything I love - weathered wood, old brick, corrugated metal and ball fairy lights - the only thing missing is the wine..... lights4fun.co.uk
A lovely old style garden setting - deck chairs, directors chairs (whatever happened to them?) and a wonderful parasol. All made up to showcase a lovely range of fabrics from vanessaarbuthnott.co.uk Pink and orange is one of my favourite colour combinations, along with red and pink oh wait, and ..........
Love this shot. the dark wall cladding, fake grass and a collection of colourful, clashing cushions. Not to mention that geo low table. The perfect patio garden carpetright.plc.uk
A different style and a real stunner, who doesn't want an outdoor fireplace? Especially one like this, and an outdoor kitchen to go with it - I think the sun has gone to my head - love the furniture too - so elegant contemporarygardendesign.co.uk
More ball fairy lights in an overgrown corner of an English garden. More elegant dining furniture and the perfect setting for an afternoon's drinking, sorry entertaining......johnlewis.com
Such a lovely spot, I want this house. And more gorgeous fabrics from vanessaarbuthnott.co.uk - a lovely soft combination of colours and the perfect terrace to display them