We love eating dinner outside on our patio (which is still on my to do list to revamp) and last night we had our first official one of summer. Yeah, it is spring technically, but with a temp of 87 degrees today I think we've skipped straight to summer as usual.
My table cloth is a vintage twin, fitted bed sheet that I thrifted last year in Wisconsin. It fits perfectly on my patio table and the fitted corners keep it from blowing off. I'm going to keep my eye out for more twin fitted sheets just for this purpose.
We recently discovered a little German deli and shop just a few miles from our front door and we love this place! Mostly hard to find German goodies but there were some other scattered European delights in there as well. So we headed there to gather yummy things.
For dessert we had a spiced wine on ice, which is apparently (according to the label) the way you drink it in summer. In winter you serve it hot in a mug, which we've tried before during the holidays but honestly I think I prefer the iced version!
The boys dessert was some special German chocolates of course. Oh, the packaging!!! And so delicious! The store has a whole aisle of European candies, including incredible German chocolate bunnies for Easter. I think I know where the bunny will be shopping this year.
In case you are local, the place I'm talking about is this little hole in the wall, called German Cold Cuts International on Topanga Blvd in Woodland Hills, CA. Like so many great LA area places, you would have no idea what a gem it is on the inside unless you go in. We drove by for a year, making fun of the name before venturing inside.
Cheers! And have a great weekend! Ours will include more outdoors dining and hopefully digging our toes into the and at the beach. I love it here. So much.