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Al Fresco Dining - My Dream Patio & A Summer Recipe to Match <3

Dining outdoors is such a treat for me! Living in Toronto, the summer weather is so unpredictable that you really have to luck out if you want to pull off an outdoor get-together. I recently moved into a townhouse that has a great rooftop patio space and I've been dreaming up what my perfect outdoor dining area would look like, so I was SO happy to collaborate with on my Dream Patio Blogger Picks!

I had so much fun perusing Wayfair's hugeeee and gorgeous inventory of outdoor dining options and I pulled together a look that I LOVE! Check out what I dreamed up below and why I choose each item. Click on each product to take you to the specific Wayfair department to take a peek at all the beautiful items, keep an eye out for the purple"Blogger Pick" Badge on everything "Janelle approved"!

And of course I had to cook up a summer al fresco meal to go along with the dream patio set! Click here for my Grilled Shrimp with a "Summer" mix sauce! I also share the recipe for a Mango with Pepita's Quinoa Salad to complete this al fresco meal :)

Janelle's Blogger Picks - Dream Outdoor Patio Space

Tamea Melamine 12 Piece Dinnerware Set

I love setting a patio table with fun printed dinnerware. This gorgeous tropical floral print perfectly sets the tone for a charming outdoor meal.

Kaiden Piece Flatware Set

I love rose gold accents and think this flatware set would be an adorable year-round accent, great for an al fresco patio meal or even a holiday feast!

Mother of Pear Inlay Elegant Metal Napkin Ring

These mother of pearl napkin rings add just the right amount of glam to any table setting. I would use them with a simple cream or blush napkin to take your dining table to the next level of elegance.

Mixed Peony and Hydrangea Arrangement

I love the way flowers enhance a dining table! How can you resist this beautiful combination of peonies and hydrangeas, a flawless arrangement for a summer spread!

Mcpherson 15 Oz. Pressed Glass Goblet

These handcrafted embossed goblets are the perfect vessels for a summer sangria or a fresh lemonade. I love the delicate rose colour paired with the intricate details.

​Rustic Wood Fired Oven

A foodie’s dream patio set-up is not complete without a wood fired pizza oven. I love the idea of cooking a homemade pizza right on your patio and this pizza oven’s modern yet rustic design would be a perfect fit for an outdoor dining area

Mucci Dining Side Chair

Patio chairs can be boring and uneventful, so that’s why I love this simple yet stunning rose gold stainless steel chair. Paired with a rustic wooden table, it can really make a bold statement!

Stripe Sunbrella Dining Chair Cushion

I personally love a great black and white striped print. This is one of my go-to patterns as it adds a somewhat unexpected design twist to any space. Paired with a stainless steel patio chair, these cushions not only add comfort but chic style to your outdoor dining table.

Lakewood Dining Table

A large, rustic farm table sets the stage for many perfect evenings sharing meals with your loved ones. This dining table comfortably seats 6 and the antique grey finish is absolutely stunning. It makes the perfect backdrop for all your summer celebrations.

Marble Top 3 Tiered Stand

This versatile tiered stand can hold a variety of goodies and treats at your dinner table. The marble tiers allow for the perfect presentation of fresh fruit canapes or some artisan cheeses and meats and of course delicious homemade baked goods. A practical and gorgeous addition to your outdoor dining area.

Keep an eye out for all my "Blogger's Pick" Badges up on

What did you think of my outdoor dining patio picks? Let me know how you would pull together your ideal dining space!

And of course, I whipped up a few recipes for an al fresco meal inspired by my dream patio! Check out my blog post for Grilled Shrimps with a "Summer" Mix sauce, that would be perfect for an outdoor meal :)

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