Under The Stars

With the temperatures warming up, (slowly in some places!) my mind starts to drift to the great outdoors.  And while I love the sunshine of the day, what I am really longing for are those evenings where no jacket is necessary.  You know, when there are lightning bugs flitting through the air and it is almost difficult to tell where they end and the stars begin.  Obviously with the smog overlay I am not talking about LA!   Admittedly, I am an urbanite, but the notion of living life under the stars is a wildly romantic one.

So when I came across this photo, my jaw dropped:

Photo via miss-design.com

The idea of screening a movie outside is so perfectly simple– emphasis on the “perfect.”

As dreamy and fantastical as this photo is, recreating the vibe is completely obtainable.

All you need is:

  • Blankets, Futon Cushions and a few outdoor pillows.
  • A combination of string lights and candles.
  • Treats (like popcorn and wine).
  • And of course, the perfect classic film.

The only potentially challenging pieces are the projector and screen.  However, chances are you can borrow them from a friend.  And if that isn’t an option: rent them!  (Seriously, I just googled “rent a projector” and several viable options came up!)

Ahhhh… now if only I had a yard…..


  1. Wow I am dreaming of something like this myself now, we do have a garden and access to a projector, even got the lines and I could make some kind of screen. But we’re going to be pretty lucky to get a warm enough evening anytime soon in Scotland, still I love the idea.

    Perhaps when we’re camping this summer we can take a fully charged laptop and some battery sparkly lights.

    Have a lovely day,

  2. Oh lovely! That picture looks like the inside a dream!

  3. OMG! How lovely! We have a huge backyard and this would make for a wonderful camping in the backyard night for the family!

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  4. Wow! Lovely picture, & what a great idea!!

  5. This is wonderful. My hubby and I do this quite often. We dont do the movie thing…. but everything else, including music and it’s absolutely wonderful! For a chilling evening out and you dont even have to spend an exhorbitant amount of money!!!! And, the two of you become even closer ….. who can beat it? xx Blessings xx

  6. I dream of a day I can do something like this, its amazing!! I love the whole setting, so perfect!

  7. What a fun idea in a lovely setting!

  8. This is just fantastic. I would love to do something like this. It has really given me some ideas. We have a big backyard, so this is really an option for us. I don’t know that it will be this fancy, but I’m sure I can whip something up.

  9. Wow! what a fantastic way to relax and have fun under the stars. It is luxurious and natular looking at the same time.

  10. I love this!

  11. Coincidentally I do have a yard and a projector. This is absolutely amazing, can’t wait to put it together now.. Thanks!

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