We've been patiently trying to spruce up our back yard and patio area for the past year. When I say patient, I mean we've been searching religiously for a great patio set that didn't break the bank. Everything we found was either ugly and cheap quality or of course amazing and way out of our price range. Although I was digging our hodgepodge patio decor, I was still diligently searching for a matching set.
A few weeks ago though, I found a major score with an incredibly affordable set from my favorite place on earth, World Market. If you've never been to World Market, you're doing it all wrong. Think wall-to-wall pineapples, flamingos and bright bold colors at affordable prices.
Here is the before of our patio. It was cute but quite the variety of pieces:
And here is the far more put together after:
We invited some friends over to break in the new outdoor digs. When CB came home and saw the marble cheese board sitting on the table, ready to be filled with goat cheese, his eyes lit up! His greatest thrill in life is a cheese plate.... as is mine. I served our friends goat cheese (mixed with a little honey) on bagel chips topped with fresh strawberries and peaches.
4oz Goat Cheese
1 Tablespoon Honey
Top with Sliced Strawberries + Peaches
Serve on Toast or Cracker
Aside from goat cheese, my thrills also include VINO! Le Duh.
Wine wine wine, down into my belly!
I served Torresella Wine Pinot Grigio. Not only is @Torresella is light, refreshing and perfect for any occasion, it was particularly tasty on our new patio set! It's an elegant wine, but certainly casual enough to bring to a weekday patio party!
Torresella also has a strong commitment to the environment and utilizes sustainable practices like leveraging solar roof panels to self-sustain the majority of the vineyard’s power requirements! Cool, right? Like I said, it's certainly a Pinot Grigio you can feel proud to serve, or bring to any kind of get together! Read: feel free to bring some over to my place ANYTIME, y'all!
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