{have an enchanting summer weekend + links}

. . . the weekend is off to a perfect start, with friday night’s late dinner reservations on a candle-lit terrace — oysters to start, and wild pacific halibut with sugar snap pea, fava bean, succhini, potato & housemade country ham hash with citrus braised endive & chanterelle mushroom relish & lobster broth — and for dessert, a bittersweet chocolate tart with peanut butter mousse and summer peaches . . . and still so many wonderfully exciting things to look forward to — perhaps a last-minute flight to nyc for a rooftop cocktail party, late-august travel plans and don’t summer weekends always feel so full of endless possibilities?

hope you’re having an impossibly beautiful weekend,

{p.s.} photographs of our countryside picnic next week . . .

{a few lovely links:}
* summer inspiration: screened porches
* recipe: tarte aux figues
* fashion inspiration: giovanna
* how to: stripping furniture
* silver screen: sweet sunday mornings
* recipe: nectarine & fennel salad
* travel: barcelona
* download: summer floral gift tags
* photography: in the kitchen

{as always, a few things you may have missed:}
* hello & glamorous gold velvet
* fashion inspiration: always chloé
* inspiration: greek islands
* monday, monday & a new week
* beautiful details: paint-dipped baskets
* room inspiration: vintage wallpaper

{& new for the weekend:}
* hello & late summer sunshine
* interior designer: miles redd

{nika lauraitis by max abadian for flare may 2010 via oh & the side project}