Summer Dining with Studio

*This post is sponsored by Studio as part of my ambassadorship 

Studio Dining Ambassador Lisa Valentine Blogs

Love it or loathe it, there’s no denying that the weather in the UK has been uncharacteristically glorious recently. Personally, I’m a big fan of the sunny days and hope it continues well into the year! A holiday abroad isn’t on the agenda for us right now so we’ve been taking full advantage of the sunshine with lots of old-school British picnics and BBQs.

When the girls were younger, jaunts to the park were common but now that they’re older, they’re not quite as interested sadly! We’re fortunate enough to have a small outdoor space, so instead, we find ourselves spending a lot of time in the garden. Given that our dining table lives in the conservatory and, in the heat, the room becomes hotter than the sun, we’ve also taken to eating al fresco pretty much every night.


It’s a great way to wind down after a long day at work and spend some quality time catching up with the family. The added bonus of the kitchen being five meters away is that we also get to use lovely china, cutlery and glassware rather than napkins, plastic cups and disposable paper plates. Eco-friendly points there too!

In my effort to truly emulate some summer vibes, I may have developed a touch of flamingo fever along the way! I told you guys about these plates a little while ago and, despite Adam’s protest of them being ‘ridiculous’, I ordered a set anyway (#noregrets). He also said that my obsession with all things kitsch and tropical is getting out of hand but, if you can’t embrace it during this heat wave, then when can you, eh?

We ditched the formality, instead using cushions and blankets to create a cosy area. The girls love spending the evening chowing down on fresh fruit and vegetables and I even whipped up a batch of Eton Mess – just call me Nigella. Who needs to be in an exotic country when you can have days like this right here in the UK!


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2 responses to “Summer Dining with Studio”

  1. I agree! So did Oscar the Cat who took great delight in gatecrashing my picnic 😉

  2. Jennie says:

    There’s something special about eating outdoors! This looks like a very cosy setup 🙂 x

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