Summer Dining

This entry was posted on 6th July 2011

If you've been working in an office or other indoor enclosure recently and want to try and make the most of the recent spate of glorious weather, make a point to dine alfresco, whether in the city or at home.

Here at Controliss blinds, we’ve decided to create an alfresco dining area, and make the most of the stunning weather for those well deserved lunch breaks.

It’s nice to put together a picnic or a continental breakfast that really makes you feel like you’re a million miles away from home, and that well deserved break will make you happy and set you up for the rest of the day, that’s if you can create a relaxing and comfortable environment  in the first place.

To begin with, you’ll need somewhere to sit and eat, somewhere you can enjoy the view while you are shaded from the midday sun.

John Lewis and Marks and Spencer have some beautiful garden furniture this season, in wrought iron and wood, and a range of brightly coloured picnic ware.

If you’re heading out to the park, a traditional hamper is the way to go. These beautiful hampers from Regency Hampers offer you bespoke collections with a range of foods included that will suit any occasion and varied diets, such as vegetarians.

If it’s just the hamper you’re after because you want to put together your own picnic, John Lewis has a stunning 4 person luxury hamper including crockery, cutlery and cruet set.

When it comes to the actual food, finger foods tend to be the easiest to deal with, and if you have guests coming over or if you are taking the family out and want minimum fuss, treat yourself without having to put in all the hard work.

Waitrose provide an amazing array or prepared food for entertaining which can  be delivered straight to your door, including Buffet, Barbecue and cakes, I’ve treated us to a tray of sushi at Controliss blinds, but for some reason, I may be devouring it all myself.

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