We recently had a great Sunday afternoon Barbie at our friend Cate and Marcello's place and I was very inspired by the formal dinner-in-the-yard theme. The kids were happy on a picnic blanket close by, and had fun picking flowers from the garden to add to the place settings. Much more elegant than crowding around a teak outdoor setting (although those kind of BBQ's are great in their own right). This was very grown-up. And how about the fabulous vintage table and chairs? Very Real Living magazine-inspired I thought.