For many, a perfect dinner party is outdoors. It is a buffet. Chairs are available, but seldom used. It involves some (optional) community preparation. Longer events and larger groups are broken up with extra-curricular activities, preferably around movement. There are few hard schedules. Guests come from a range of backgrounds. The food is fresh and prepared onsite. Dogs abound. There are beautiful places to explore away from the hum. And there is a fire to move towards as the night chill settles in.
|There was wine making...|
|Heading out for a sail.|
|It is better to go under the Newport Bridge than to go over it.|
|Frost covered most of New England yesterday morning; it was time for socks to be paired with the boat shoes.|
|The winds finally picked up.|