In the back of my car, I currently have three chairs, a small wooden table, a tablecloth and some cloth napkins. I am perennially ready for outdoor dining, a lunch under a tree, a meet up with friends.

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And, why not, Budget Voguers? We’re in a pandemic; I feel best beneath the sky and I adore a gentle breeze accompanying any meal.

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