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Peonies, Champagne and Laguna Beach

By Tamera Beardsley @tamerabeardsley
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
It was another beautiful Saturday in Laguna at the French Basketeer's
 French Food Camp.
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
Flowers were again done by Mary of Q Street.
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
This time there were lush gatherings of this seasons peonies …
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
as well as David Austin roses organically grown in Northern California.
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
Mary once again used dramatic grape vine branches mixed withinin.Andrea's French linen oversized napkins are always such a luxurious finish to the table.
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
This months theme was "Champagnepalooza"with light French fareand plenty of Champagne tastings!
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
We were all asked to bring a bottle of our favorite to share.I brought some delightful Sofia.
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
Cheeses were instantly made even more appealingwhen laid out with grape leavessuch a fabulous styling tip to remember.
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
Andrea served one of my favorite summer salads.
Tomatoes, sliced peaches, barrata cheesewith a reduced balsamic creme drizzlefinished with basil.
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
It's as tasty as it is a summer beauty!
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
There of course was a desert bar and this month Andrea has even tried her handat making macaroons!
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
The menu was a perfect complimentto all of the Champagne tastings.With so many glasses at onceit was easy to actually taste the differences in eachand find new favorites!
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
The menu, champagne and settingmade for a magical afternoonwith some serious girl talk.
My wonderful husband came to pick me up for our date night in Laguna as usual.
This week though because of some great girlfriend momentsmy friends came with us!
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
I thought the Deck in Laguna Beachwould be the perfect placeto continue our conversations!
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
The Deck is  always a popular destination on the weekendsas it is one of the few places you can dine outsideso close to the water!
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
My handsome husband was such a dear to entertain us allas we filled him in on conversations.
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
We even ordered food reminiscent of the French Basketeers's menu.
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
I so enjoyed wearing  my outfit for the occasion.I layered my tunic slipwith my Rachel Zoe cashmere sweater overcream culottes from Zaraandtopped this  off with my very favorite antique kimono.The finishing touches were all my designstassel earringsan armful of bone and pearl braceletsand a turban.
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
It was a magical day in Laguna Beach from start to finish.The kind memories are made of!
Peonies, Champagne  and Laguna Beach
As always my friends
I wish you love and joyas you style your life

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