Sometimes I get these crazy wonderful ideas that come to me like dreams – all the fragments of past reading and present experience mesh together in an almost haze of believability.
Reading Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast earlier in the year – Seeing the photos from Art Throb‘s Diner en Blanc in Salem – Dreaming of one last summer hurrah and so the Progressive Picnic / Dinner en Blue was born.
Our lovely group of about 20 people trouped from appetizers at Long Hill in Beverly, to supper on the Great Lawn of the Coolidge Reservation in Manchester by the Sea, to dessert partaken at Singing Beach by starlight.
It was really everything I imagined it would be – and probably merits a re-do next summer as well.
As usual, I was far too busy enjoying myself to take many photographs. But here are a few.