Studies show eating meals outdoors can boost your immune system and soothe the spirit. Being outdoors eases stress and stimulates vitamin D production, and I rarely have a meal that I don't enjoy, so it stands to reason that combining these two pleasant activities should be the perfect activity. And, if you're like me, one of the most wonderful places to have a meal is at an authentic French bistro. What's that? You don't live in an idyllic French hamlet? Well then let's look at some beautiful backyard bistros together!
One of the greatest things about having an outdoor spot at your home is to take a meal a little closer to nature or to have friends over for cocktails outside. Being the Francophile that I am, I've always had a bistro table of one sort or another in my backyard to enjoy dining alfresco.
Studies have linked stress levels and general enjoyment for such a long time that it barely warrants repeating. But stress levels can also affect your physiological ability to digest effectively. Bringing your stress levels down so that you can fully enjoy a meal is not just a good marketing tool for lifestyle brands; it's a biological fact.
I'm not sure why I've always loved French bistro tables, but they have a certain je ne sais quoi that immediately drums up images of sipping rosé in Provence. That association is reason enough to add an outdoor dining area to your backyard. Here are a few of our favorite garden dining sets; wouldn't you love to eat lunch or dinner in one of these lovely spaces?
And Négrel Antiques has several stellar bistro tables in our current collection. You can see more details here.
Merci encore et bon appétit!