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al fresco dining

Pique-Nique

One of my favorite things about warmer temperatures, and the activity I miss the most in an arctic climate, is the ability to dine al fresco. I’m a little particular about temperature anyway, as I despise utilizing central air conditioning unless absolutely necessary and prefer fresh air even if it’s sweltering outside (I am often guilty of turning my sweet Honda SUV into a “ghetto convertible” by driving fast with all of the windows down). The divinity of basking in the sun’s glow while enjoying a feast among friends really makes the experience memorable for me, particularly because of all the sensory engagement. When my friend Patrick extended the invitation to my friend Jen and I to a crab and crawfish boil in Central Park, we couldn’t help but oblige!


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Gal pals meeting up (We are SO excited to be half of my bestie’s bridal party next year!)

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I was starting to get hungry and poor Chewy looked delicious!

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The many ingredients for a delicious boil!

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The chef himself with his incredible spread! Even the neighboring picnics were jealous!

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Up close and personal into an amazing meal – it was my first time learning crawfish technique!

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The Great Lawn – Central Park, NYC

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I’m rocking a vintage dress and belt, hat from Marshall’s, $5 sunglasses from Claire’s, snakeskin bangles from Loehmann’s and shoes by Jeffrey Campbell.

Posted by Olga Turka at 2014/06/26 10:00 AM No Comments
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