Dining Al Fresco Our round up of outdoor dining essentials, to set your table for summer

Dining al fresco is such a treat – maybe it's living in a seasonal climate, but there’s something about it that always feels special. From morning coffee on a porch, to a leisurely lunch or lobster bake – dining outdoors seems to help us slow down, take in the setting, and just “be” with the people we’re with, in a different way than an indoor event.

Outdoor entertaining does have it’s share of challenges – notably, the shlep of tabletop items from inside to out. One always runs the risk of dropping or damaging one’s everyday tabletop, especially bad when there is a pool around. Well, the Archive team is here to help – we’ve busily rounded up the perfect – and durable – tabletop for all your outdoor needs. AND, we’ve tied these looks to our round ups of outdoor furniture (because I KNOW you want the whole look…

It's time for grilling, fresh ingredients, and all that the sunny season provides – we’re here to help “set” you up for success, by setting the table. The cooking is up to you.