24 Irresistibly Chic Finds For Dining Alfresco
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24 Irresistibly Chic Finds For Dining Alfresco

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By Samantha Daly
Enjoy the warm weather by dining en plein air.

Summer is in full swing—and dining alfresco is the best way to embrace the longer days and sun-dappled evenings. You don't have to rough it to dine outside—we've rounded up 24 essentials to turn your next barbecue or patio party into a four-star affair.

Basil Bangs Outdoor Tablecloth
Basil Bangs Outdoor Tablecloth
Easy breezy summer textiles. Don’t let its beautiful pattern fool you—this outdoor tablecloth is strong enough to take whatever you can dish out (from sangria spills to olive oil splatters to potato salad overturns—and all the toasting and laughing and plate-passing in between).
Stargazer Commercial Light String
Stargazer Commercial Light String
Permanently light the patio, outline a building, or create a glowing party scene with this strand of vintage-inspired incandescent bulbs, found exclusively at terrain. Commercial-grade durability and a stainless steel support cable make these warm white lights suitable for long-term outdoor use.
Bend Goods Betty Chair
Bend Goods Betty Chair
Inside or outside, single or stacked, the Bend Goods Betty Stacking Chair is chic, convenient and contemporary. Available in a range of durable, powder coated finishes, Betty is made entirely out of galvanized and welded iron wire.
Sagaform Nature Napkin Holder
Sagaform Nature Napkin Holder
Part of Sagaform's Nature series, this beautifully attractive stoneware holder prevents napkin flyaway, thanks to a polished oak ball that acts as a weight.
Ekobo Recycled Bamboo Palette Dinnerware (4-Piece Set)
Ekobo Recycled Bamboo Palette Dinnerware (4-Piece Set)
Today's Special  A set of matching plates and bowls is a certain version of domestic bliss: they stack neatly in the cupboard, line up precisely in a dishwasher or drying rack, and give a fully set table a sense of order and calm.
Blomus MOON Decorative Tray
Blomus MOON Decorative Tray
The Blomus MOON Decorative Tray is delightfully simple with a subtle industrial twist. Made of lightweight and durable polystone, this decorative tray has a contemporary concrete look that will complement a wide range of objects.
Verterra Compostable Wooden Cutlery (Set of 100)
Verterra Compostable Wooden Cutlery (Set of 100)
A cut-lery above.  Throw a giant party without the giant ecological footprint—with compostable cutlery, you can go beyond the finger food and serve up fresh summer salads, chickpea saffron soup, and strawberry sorbets.
Eva Solo Table Grill
Eva Solo Table Grill
Sleek, simple, and easy to use tabletop grill. Family owned and operated for over 100 years and with their HQ in Copenhagen, Eva Solo has been trusted by homeowners to provide incredible kitchen and outdoor products with truly heritage Scandinavian designs.
Chilewich Glow Placemats (Set of 4)
Chilewich Glow Placemats (Set of 4)
Functional, washable art.  There are placemats, and then there are placemats that’ll have your guests lifting up their plates to stare down in admiration. The Glow placemats from Chilewich are definitely among the latter.
Studio Tolvanen Terassi Dining Table
Studio Tolvanen Terassi Dining Table
The husband-and-wife team of designers Julie and Mika Tolvanen works out of Studio Tolvanen in Helsinki, designing everything from furniture to accessories for companies around the globe. Though they share their lives together, each one approaches design from different directions.
Allsop Wireless Lantern with Speaker
Allsop Wireless Lantern with Speaker
Illuminate us.  Color us absolutely taken with this two-in-one lantern: it’s got up to seven different hues ready to brighten your mood with the press of a button. Or opt for a warm natural glow if you please.
Iittala Collective Tools Salad Set
Iittala Collective Tools Salad Set
The Iittala Collective Tools Salad Set was designed by Antonio Citterio to help build the perfect modern dining experience. The heft, smooth texture and curves of the stainless steel utensils make them a pleasure to wield.
Ooni: Cooking with Fire
Ooni: Cooking with Fire
Our new and first ever cookbook, Ooni: Cooking with Fire, is written by Ooni co-founders Kristian Tapaninaho and Darina Garland to share our story, recipes and inspiration for great outdoor cooking.
Vinglacé Wine Bottle Chiller
Vinglacé Wine Bottle Chiller
Have some chill time.  When you’re uncorking a white wine or a rosé, maintaining its chill factor is of the utmost importance—especially on warm nights. Enter these double-walled, vacuum-insulated heroes.
Fermob Alto Tray
Fermob Alto Tray
Really up your serving game with the Fermob Alto Tray. It is made entirely out of steel (rod and sheet), with a durable powder coat finish. The clean lines of the tray make it as attractive as it is useful, so you'll be proud to leave it out on display once its serving chores are done.
Terrain Harbor Teak Dining Table
Terrain Harbor Teak Dining Table
With a matte charcoal aluminum frame and natural teak top, this dining table blends modern design sensibilities with classic materials for a timeless outdoor centerpiece.
Alessi Nomu Jug
Alessi Nomu Jug
The design of the Alessi Nomu Jug is so smooth and fluid-looking, your thirst is satiated just by looking at it. It is made out of double-walled polished 18/10 steel and a black thermoplastic resin handle. An altogether lovely addition to a tabletop, Nomu holds over 1 quart of water, coffee, etc.
Fortessa Tableware Solutions Shatterproof Tritan Stemware (Set of 6)
Fortessa Tableware Solutions Shatterproof Tritan Stemware (Set of 6)
Bye-bye, broken glass.  No more mourning the glasses that couldn’t make it through the dishwasher (or a wine-and-cheese soirée) without breaking.
Dougan Clarke Tuuci Ocean Master Rectangular Shade
Dougan Clarke Tuuci Ocean Master Rectangular Shade
Protect yourself from elements but keep your view with the Tuuci Rectangular (2012), which is more horizontal than traditional dome-shaped umbrellas.
Dot and Army Outdoor Net Food Cover
Dot and Army Outdoor Net Food Cover
Nothing spoils a great picnic or dinner outdoors faster than bugs and gnats. We collaborated with Dot and Army to design these lightweight net food covers, exclusive for us. We wanted something easy to fold up and carry with us, but also pretty to keep our picnics picturesque.
Cavalier Maverick Portable Speaker
Cavalier Maverick Portable Speaker
A voice-activated portable speaker, built with extreme attention to sound quality and craftsmanship. Genuine leather, machined aluminum, knitted fabric—they’re the types of materials we associated with our best heritage gear or heirloom furniture, until we met The Maverick.
Rabbit Twist to Lock Ice Bucket
Rabbit Twist to Lock Ice Bucket
Double walled stainless steel ice bucket keeps ice cold with no condensation.  Locking lid stays secure while carrying. Stainless steel tongs included.
Faircraft Bamboo Party Plates (Set of 4)
Faircraft Bamboo Party Plates (Set of 4)
Wine and cheese to go, please.  We love ourselves a good soirée (who doesn’t?), and these party plates have us dreaming of all the different ways party guests can mingle with their favorite drinks and snacks.
Knoll 1966 Collection Porcelain Serving Cart
Knoll 1966 Collection Porcelain Serving Cart
Craving furniture that could stand up to the salty environment of her seaside home in Florida, Florence Knoll called on Richard Schultz to create “a decent set of outdoor furniture made out of materials that won’t rust or corrode.” That was in 1962, and Schultz spent the next four years designing...