There is something so enchanting about dining al fresco, surrounded by trees, flowers and the open sky. This is easy to do in Santa Barbara, even if that means wearing a down sweater and UGG boots for an evening supper.! Not long ago I met a friend for dinner near her apartment at Gramercy Park. We dined at Gramercy Tavern. It’s a classic and has been around a long time but I had never been before. I loved the ambiance the moment we walked in. Huge plate glass windows, high ceilings and larger than life floral arrangements with tree branches and flowers greeted us. A sideboard, pictured here, was layered with masses of roses, daisies, mounds of squash, piles of miniature clay pots and a large glorious cheese board. Our table had tiny vases filled with rosemary arranged in a wooden tray and even the “toilette” was festooned with numerous floral arrangements. A city style al fresco experience in the heart of New York!