Summer is, of course, the season of outdoor dining. Good friends, good wine, and plenty to eat.
Occasionally we are quite numerous, but at this recent gathering we were just seven.
Amongst our guests was our good friend Jan (wearing sunglasses, above); we've known each other for over 45 years (even though she tells me she's only 37).
Jan is a painter and designer, and has recently produced a range of furniture and textiles under the banner of 'Bairiki Beach'. Here are a couple of bits of her work.
I love this chair. She is such a talented gal. If you'd like to look at other examples of her beautiful work, you can see more here... http://www.janbarwickart.com/