Casual Elegance: An Outdoor Dinner

Simple-yet-chic designs by Southern artisan extraordinaire Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin inspire an outdoor dinner to usher in the first days of fall.


Venerable oak trees shelter this dressy-casual setting. The happy gathering is bound to last into the evening, so hang pierced-tin lanterns among the branches to light the area when the sun begins to fade. Relax and enjoy the day outdoors, and consider bringing along an acoustic guitar should the enchanting surroundings inspire a few songs of the South.