Now that we know we are officially moving from New York soon, I am spending every free moment trying to soak it all in. And attempting to visit spots I haven’t hit yet. I know I won’t even make a dent in my list, but it sure is fun to try.
One of the places I have been wanting to check out are the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. So I hopped on the train with a girlfriend and we went to check ’em out. Turns out we were a week late for the cherry blossoms (oops) but to our surprise entrance is free on Tuesdays, so we didn’t really care.
To make up for it, the wisteria was in full bloom. Immediately we started dreaming of throwing a little dinner party under the fragrant lavender-hued trellis. One more thing for the “some day” checklist…
Until then, I can stock up on supplies to get ready for it.
Let’s start with candles – some for the tables and lots for the trellis (you can buy hanging votives or DIY). And maybe add a few lavender and blue accents, like bread plates, napkins and glasses – to bring the color to the table too. And I like to add something fun to the flatware – these antique mother of pearl knives are just perfect.
Do you have any outdoor spots that have you dreaming of parties? I think I find them where ever I go!
and a tutorial to DIY
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