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Notion Fifty-Five: A Summer Dinner Party

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With the final arrival of summer, my friend (and partner-in-crime for crazy ideas) Bella decided this week that it was about time for us girls to enjoy an outdoor dinner party. I knew to expect something absolutely fabulous and as usual when it comes to all things planned by her, was not disappointed. I thought I would share a few snapshots of our wondrous evening (shoes optional). I would also like to thank Adi, Bella’s mother and spectacular co-host for the evening. It just would not have been the same without your added sense of design!

In keeping with my outfit updates, I tucked a black H & M dress into a black French Connection skirt and paired it with a statement necklace from Shamelessly Sparkly. Bella is wearing a gorgeous maxi that she purchased from Target.¬†Isn’t it so fun?

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Our table decor was simply enchanting and I am quite the fan of the goblets we used to sip home-made lemonade and white wine from.

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We enjoyed an array of cheeses; Havarti, Brie, Goat’s Cheese as well as Feta. All the vegetable dishes consisted of organic, home-grown goodness straight from Adi’s garden.

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 Cheers! Pris and Ana looked so lovely!

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I should mention — Jessica is getting married in a week from today! We are all bridesmaids and quite thrilled to be sharing the special day with her and Dan!

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After we had eaten more than enough of our fill of the harvest we made our way downstairs to the lower patio. This we lit with candles and outdoor lights while dining on yogurt, almonds and honey, followed by a satisfying helping of delicious cheesecake!

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We were then blessed to be treated to an unexpected firework show. Oh Canada, how we love thee! (Not only on Canada Day weekend).

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Well, that’s a wrap! I have a very busy day tomorrow and cannot wait to help Jessy with wedding favors along with the rest of the crew. Next dinner party : My house!

x

Joanna