We made the brave Metra journey out to Ravinia (a local outdoor concert venue) on Friday night. For those that haven't done this recently or ever, expect full trains to pass you by, standing room only once you finally get on, and lots and lots of drunk people on the way back into the city. Once at the park, we saw many (as expected) Crate & Barrel tables in a bag but also the more unexpected in traveling decor:
dozens of modern candelabras, creative centerpieces, blankets we wouldn't necessarily want on the ground, and great looking modern chairs.
Although we keep things simple with a grungy blanket and wine only, we loved that others really bring their style along with them.
How far are you willing to take your style to an outdoor event (lug it along, squeeze through crowds, hope you have enough space for all you've brought, etc.)? Tell us about your hottest item that you love setting up away from home.