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Rooftop Dinner Party

Our friends Matt and Ashley have an amazing roof right in the middle of the city and they hosted us for a little rooftop dinner party the other evening. Our friend Andrea Pimental did the food and it was incredible. We spent the whole night telling her to quit her day job and become a caterer. She made an apple goat cheese tart with thyme and honey, served with greens. And then for the main course a homemade pumpkin ravioli with hazelnuts and chorizo. And for dessert she made poached pears with salted caramel sauce and homemade vanilla bean gelato. It was so good. To decorate we put some simple greens like olive branches in vases and we made these easy kraft paper table runners. It was such a fun night and you can’t beat the view of the sunset over the city. The weather is just starting to turn a bit crisp so it felt like the last hurrah for this years’ outdoor parties. See all the photos right here. (And here are some of our other pop up dinner parties.)

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Credits and our Talented Contributors:
All photography by Karen Cline of Pretty Simple Productions for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Ashley Rose Kirschling
Styling by Irene Yu
Crafting by Caitlin Barker

  1. The slow pace

    October 25, 2012

    Everything looks just perfect. And the atmosphere created by the soft colours and the sunset light is fantastic!

  2. Theresa

    October 25, 2012

    Pumpkin ravioli sounds amazing! And rooftop dinner in San francisco! I’m totally there!


  3. Cat Bee

    October 25, 2012

    that tart sounds AMAZING!!
    beautiful table setting, as always. 🙂

  4. LARY@ Inspiration Nook

    October 25, 2012

    Jordan I love this!!!! I really wish I could be part of one of these. Again, If you ever do this in L.A count me in! 🙂

  5. teresa

    October 25, 2012

    …love the table runners.

  6. Carlene RD: Wedding Wellness Nutrition

    October 25, 2012

    This is total perfection. I love the easy table runners paired with a yummy and easy goat cheese tart.

  7. Chrissi Holt

    October 25, 2012

    Oh this looks so lovely and beautiful …

    Love Chrissi xo

  8. abby

    October 25, 2012

    I really love the table runners! Such a simple, effective, pretty idea! I’m pinning this for my wedding 🙂 x

  9. Jillian

    October 25, 2012

    This is beautiful. I love the view and the table setting is gorgeous. I need to throw a dinner party like this one!

  10. Loulou

    October 25, 2012

    Wow, what a party. It must have been quite amazing and the food sounds scrumptious!

  11. Yelle

    October 25, 2012

    Looks beautiful by day and by night! This is absolutely so inspiring. From your decor pieces to your friends meal, unbelievable! I absolutely would love a meal with goat cheese tart followed by pumpkin ravioli and finished with poached pears. Heaven!

  12. anna

    October 26, 2012

    mmmmmm the menu sounds amazing! and also the place and decorations
    I wonder, do all of your friends have such lovely houses, are so incredibly talented and have such amazing ideas?!

  13. mc

    October 26, 2012

    This is so adorable! I only with I had a rooftop to try it on! x

  14. Carrie // cue the confetti

    October 26, 2012

    Such a pretty party! Seriously. This looks like it should be in Kinfolk Mag. You make me miss living in a big city.

  15. Kacie

    October 26, 2012

    Okay… now I REALLY want to come to one of your lovely parties. You make any city look as charming as Paris. Incredible setting.


  16. caroline

    October 26, 2012

    so elegant.. would make a great wedding or shower setup

  17. renata

    October 26, 2012

    just love it! I’m going to do the same here! :O)

  18. Martha

    October 27, 2012

    so fun! i’m always curious about how you split the bill for these parties.

  19. Stephanie

    October 28, 2012

    Another amazing outdoor dinner party?! Have you ever had one that didn’t work out because of the weather? It seems that whenever I try and plan something like this the weather does not cooperate. 🙁 Would have loved to had dinner on our old roof, but I’m not sure it could have held the weight. We had lots of photoshoots up there though!

      • jordan
      • October 28, 2012

      Yes! THere was one that was pretty windy. But we usually don’t do it unless we know the weather is going to be nice.

  20. melissa

    October 29, 2012

    love this idea. what a great space! your dinner parties are always inventive.
    also i’m liking the reprieve from halloween posts!

  21. little t

    October 29, 2012

    She should definitely become a caterer! It looks incredible!

  22. özlem

    October 30, 2012

    nice table.

  23. Catherine Kirschling

    October 30, 2012

    This looks spectacular!!! My only comment is how I wish I didn’t leave town the day before! I am going to take some ideas from this! Great job ladies!

  24. Kelly

    November 3, 2012

    I love seeing your parties, and then the “how to” posts afterwards (like the table runner). I appreciate a site that makes such creative and beautiful things, and then helps us be craft ourselves! Thanks, Jordan!

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