Let’s go sit in the garden!

     It’s that time of year (thank goodness) when we can be out in the garden. Whether you have a large garden, a small terrace, a balcony, or a pool…you need some thing to sit on when you go outside.

    Rather than present you with the tried and true, I am showing you here some fun

and different kinds of outdoor furnishings. Umbrellas are a great way to make a

 (color) statement and they are available in so many great solid colors, stripes and 

patterns. A good source for these is Ballard Designs; also Crate & Barrel; Pottery Barn

and….I’ve found great ones by going to Ebay.

                       Garden 2

Here’s a cute idea I had never seen before: a finial for your outdoor umbrella!

    To finish off, I thought I would show you some photos of a trip we took to 

Hudson, New York a few weeks ago. If you are ever there, you must go to 

Le Gamin cafe! It’s the northern outpost of the series of New York City bistros of 

the same name. Fabulous, delicious food in an authentic French bistro.