Tis the season for taco bars and clam bakes! It’s the season for outdoor dining. And that means it’s 20% off at Williams Sonoma. Here’s your guide to the season’s best outdoor dining deals plus what I am stocking up on to throw the ultimate Mexican dinner party!

Dining Alfresco! Gorgeous Tabletops

Ok! So admittedly, the designer in me starts thinking about the dining tabletop before the food and drink. There’s nothing more appetizing to me than a bright, beautifully dressed outdoor dining table! I used the Iznik collection to dress this table for a client in San Diego. It’s one of my favorite tabletops that always takes me back to vacationing in Tulum with my family. Click the icons on the photo to shop product details:

For environmental purposes, I always recommend cutting back on plasticware, if not eliminating it entirely. Ceramic dishes can be such a great alternative. I love Williams Sonoma’s colorful ceramic dishware because its elegant and durable but still cool and casual, especially when you throw in a funky print.

Margaritas, anyone? I am beyond obsessed with this line of glassware– they’re the perfect size and weight and look beautiful on my table! They come in a few different colors, but I’m partial to the blue. 

Dining Al Fresco with Mexican Cooking Essentials

The Williams Sonoma Tulum collection and Mexican cooking essentials are making me hungry! They have all those hard-to-find cooking tools that make whipping together a gourmet taco bar super easy like avocado slicer/pitters or chic tortilla warmers! I’m a SoCal lady and love me some home cooked Mexican food! If you haven’t had much experience home cooking Mexican food or want some recipe ideas for your alfresco dinner party, I’d highly recommend this ‘Rustic Mexican’ cookbook. It’s a bit more elevated than your run-of-the-mill fare, and these recipes are easy to follow and sure to impress! A couple highlights: Their recipes for sauces are phenomenal and I’m a huge fan of the vegan chilled avocado soup. It’s the perfect refreshing Summer app!

The Cutest Cookware from Williams Sonoma Makes Outdoor Dining a Breeze

Le Cruset is a cult favorite for cookware enthusiasts for a reason (myself included!): It’s durable and stylish: an heirloom your kids will actually want! These seriously last forever. I’m in love with their newest collection in Mint, but they come in a variety of other exciting bright colors as well. They’re so pretty you can cook your one-pot meals and serve them from the same dish and it’ll only make your table more beautiful!

They are pricey, but as I always say: quality cookware made to last and a sustainable mattress you sleep on every night are well worth the splurge! And right now, you can get 20% off Le Cruset, so there really isn’t a better time to stock up than now. 

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