Ask the question “what did you miss the most during the Covid lockdown”, and most people will reply that they missed their friends and their family more than anything.
Here in France our lockdown is over now, and life is slowly returning to normal, although we still take precautions and we’re being sensible about wearing masks, and not hugging people. Best of all we have been able to invite friends and family back and have had some memorable dinners and lunches together.
Honestly what can beat a couple of hours around a table catching up on news, chatting and laughing, sharing a good meal and a glass of wine?! We are at the start of summer which means that tables are laid outside, in the shade of a parasol. Flowers are cut from the garden to decorate the table, comfy chairs are prepared with cushions and delicious menus concocted.
Our meals here are mostly created using seasonal and local food, which means at the moment we eat a lot of asparagus, strawberries, salads. In these pictures of a dinner with friends I served a gazpacho soup as a first course at lunch.
Entertaining at home has always been a vital part of our lives here, but at this moment, post Covid, it seems more precious than ever. I hope that if you are still in lockdown, that you will soon be able to get back into this more normal rhythm.
And to help us all get into the mood, our next edition of My Stylish French Box is called Diner entre Amis, or Dinner with Friends. I have curated this box with care, as always, including some of my favourite tableware items and accessories. I hope that our subscribers will love this edition, and that new clients will be tempted to join us for this very French and very festive, beautiful box of French products for you and your home.
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