Today’s sunny skies have me dreaming of summer barbecues…I just can’t wait for long warm nights to spend outdoors eating and laughing with friends. My home is fairly small and gets crowded quickly during a party, but my patio can accommodate a pretty big group. I am dying to fix it up and have been prowling the Web all month for comfy patio sets. This one from Crate & Barrel is my favorite–I can just picture my friends sprawled around it on summer nights, eating and laughing and looking at the lightning bugs.

Crate and Barrel Alfresco Outdoor Dining