Happy Friday! Well, this is it. The last official day of summer. I know we've all had one foot firmly in fall since Labor Day weekend, but summer - once she arrived - has been so gracious and lovely and warm. It's going to be hard to say goodbye. So will you join me in once last celebration to say so long to the sunny season?
How about something in the garden? Here's the invitation:
The location? Any sunny spot will do...
But since we're dreaming, how about the gardens of the Hotel Borgo Santo Pietro in Tuscany?
Or Versailles would be appropriate, perhaps?
I'm picturing tables hidden in hedgerows and on terraces...
Especially on the table top!
Even the place settings will be in bloom.
We'll serve tea, of course. But what I really want is one last glass of rosé--and to toast the fading light, a glass of pink champagne.
The food? Our favorite summer flavors at their freshest. Peaches, tomatoes, watermelon....
And lobster rolls. Not typical fare for a garden tea, but I can't let summer end without just one more.
For dessert? Peach Shortcake, please!
Or maybe a cake as pretty as summer.
What to wear? A floaty dress to match the garden...
Grass green shoes.
Hats are optional, but suggested.
For fun, what about a final round of croquet on the lawn?
Hope we'll find our way to many more summer parties in the years to come!
What will you miss most about the season?
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