Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cafe Days

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Good morning, sweets! Hope you're all having a lovely week.

As you know from my previous posts this week, we are smack dab in the middle of some serious fabulous weather here in NYC. First I was in a trench and ballet shoes and, then I lost the trench, and by yesterday I went off the shoulder top and bare legs. It feels like summer and I'm loving every second!

Another thing I'm loving about this weather is the return to al fresco dining. All of the restaurants and cafes have their outdoor seating open and I've been indulging in a bit of it myself. There's no better way to instantly feel like you're on vacation than dining outdoors, is there?

Hope you're all able to get outdoors and enjoy!

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3 All images edited by The Alternative Wife
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44 comments:

Adele said...

Wow! Bare shoulders!!! That is fab weather. I love al fresco dining so much & will always try to sit outside if poss!
Have a nice day xoxo
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Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

We've been having great weather too. We had a nice lil afternoon picnic. I wish it would stay this way, especially because we were cheated of a real summer! It's almost Friday!

lorenabr said...

even we had great weather!:)

Laura said...

When I first read this I thought to myself, "I wonder how/where she lost the trench..." hahaha. Then I realized that you meant you were sporting no jacket! Wow! I'm jealous!

Debby Steele said...

Cafe days are the best days in my book!!! xo

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Aaah broiches...you just totally brought me to a summer in a European city!! Love it!

Sandy a la Mode said...

great weather definitely calls for cafe dining!! so fun!

Maria @ Orchard Bloom said...

I really wish I was sipping a coffee at one of those table right now!

Chelsea said...

That sounds lovely beyond belief! Enjoy, dear. xo

Diva Naomi Addy said...

Cafe days are the best!!!
Amazing pictures!!!!

Leslie said...

Sounds wonderful Dawn! Lunch - al fresco style with the warm sun on my skin sounds perfect (I think there may be wine involved too :) There's something about those first few days of warm spring weather ...

Dancing Branflake said...

I love outdoor dining! It makes a meal feel like a party. Such gorgeous photos!

prettymeggy said...

lovely pictures! we als starting to have spring season though we still have to cover ourselves :)
take care you sounds having fun there!!!
xoxo, Haus of Gala

O said...

Nice, bare legs! Today I went from winter coat to trench, so I´m getting there :) xoxo

Martina said...

Oooooh, lucky you! Bare legs is still a while from here i guess, but Ballerinas - maybe soon! Am seeing tulips in bloom - so nice!

Alexa said...

I love dining outside in the warmer months. Reminds me of when we traveled in Europe - did that a lot when we were there.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I am with you! I do love sitting outside to eat! Would love to have a place in France with a big yard and table to sit out in the good weather. Would be marvelous! Hope you have a great day!! xox

fashionsensitive said...

That's a lovely habit, dear Dawn! We had a little bit of snow in the morning, but I hear only good news about the weekend, so I am going to borrow your terrace mood and maybe some tennis also! Have a lovely and sunny day! :*

Katie said...

I was just thinking this morning how we can start eating on the patio more with this weather :)

classiq said...

There are signs of spring here as well and some cafes have opened their outdoor seating. I can't wait for al fresco dining and coffee breaks to be enjoyed outdoors. xo
Ada

Plami said...

aaahhhhhhh i cannot wait for this weather to arrive to my country!

XoXo
Plami

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honeybeeandmeonline.net said...

I love to eat outside at my house, I think all house need a space to have an outdoor eating patio..

I love Europe because of the outdoor eating...

xoxo
m

Lauren said...

How wonderful the restaurants opened up the outdoor seating! (It is strange how excited I got when I read that?)

Visiting your blog today for some photo inspiration and leaving with excitement for summer! Thank you!

ijinku said...

I'm so envious of that weather! It's raining cats and dogs here..
ahh these pics are making me want to go to paris-laduree :)

christine @Fancy Function said...

I was just saying how I'm longing to dine outdoors. However, today was freezing, so I guess I'll have to wait a bit longer. :-)

christine @Fancy Function said...

I was just saying how I'm longing to dine outdoors. However, today was freezing, so I guess I'll have to wait a bit longer. :-)

Sunny & Star said...

Wow, NYC is sounding wonderful right now. I wish I had another trip to visit the City scheduled for the near future. I want to enjoy some al fresco dining.

vintage process said...

Great pictures! I love it!!

The Golden Girls said...

outdoor eating in NYC has a way of making u feel like your in europe! enjoy the sunshine! lovely post as always!!
xx,
The Golden Girls

B. in the Know said...

Isn't this weather just fabulous?! We sat outside last night and enjoyed the spring weather and enjoyed our beverages and getting to know one another. I am loving this - spring fever full force!
Much love,
B

{The Perfect Palette} said...

Happy to hear you're having amazing weather - us too!

Punctuation Mark said...

I just got back to Miami and it's terrible in here with tons of rain and really bad weather... I want to go back ASAP!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dawn,

How splendid that you are having beautiful weather there, isn't summer and warm weather fabulous.
We sat outdoors yesterday for lunch at a lovely restaurant, in the sun.

Happy day
Hugs
Carolyn

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

Beautiful & lovely pictures!

Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

I love dining outdoors, just so lovely and I'm sure it is extra special in a big city like NYC. Just charming and exciting. I need to get to some outdoor cafes now stat! :) Have a great weekend, Dawn!

xo
Rachel

Elle Sees said...

it was just lovely in Atlanta too!

Priscilla Joy said...

This looks so cozy and nice.
Have a beautiful day.

Priscilla Joy said...

This looks so cozy and nice.
Have a beautiful day.

Priscilla Joy said...

This looks so cozy and nice.
Have a beautiful day.

Andrea Reh said...

It seems the sun has graced the whole world with a reprieve! Even here in New Zealand after a terrible summer, the sun has finally showed up for a very warm autumn.

Andrea x

Ali Rodriguez said...

You're so right, eating outdoors is a vacation-like luxury! Yay for bare legs, I brought some shorts out today for the first time this year!

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Lucky u Dawn for felling "early summer" on your skin, enjoy in each moment!:))) Happy Friday my lovely!!
kisses

Jelena
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Toni-Yvonne said...

The weather is so beautiful here (yet today was almost unbearably hit/humid). we are having better weather now it is Autumn than we did this summer!!
I adore outdoor dining, it is the perfect way to enjoy all the best things in life ;)

Gorgeous

x

Sarah Klassen said...

You are so fortunate–it's been up and down here, but more recently cool... I am craving warm, sunny days :)