Design: The Great Outdoors

We had a few wonderful summer-like days over the last couple of weeks (interspersed with rainy, cold April days), which seemed to put everyone in a happier-than-usual mood (on account of Ontario’s 3rd lockdown currently in place until at least the end of April…ugh!). The trails were busy with walkers, joggers, and cyclists, and it felt great to get some real vitamin D!

I’m eager for outdoor living and entertaining this summer. (Yes, back to entertaining…I’m thinking positively!) I’m thinking casual gatherings with easy food and drinks. I want to be outdoors and maskless with friends enjoying good food, music, and games. I want people to feel comfortable to come inside to use the bathroom or to grab another drink. It’s not too much to ask after 1+ years of lockdown, right? Right?!

What do I need for outdoor entertaining? While I take stock of my current inventory of furniture, tableware, and games, I’ll also look around the online marketplace to see what’s new and fun.

Chapters Indigo: wine goblets, $24.50CAD; orb LED lantern, $24.50CAD; octagonal firepit, $989CAD; outdoor stool, $249.50CAD sunbrella pouf, $99.50CAD
Hauser: firepit and cover, $2889CAD; firebowl, $1459CAD; air xl arm chair, $149CAD; lake chair, $489CAD; bayfield teak folding chair, $499CAD
Crate & Barrel: melamine platter, $24.95CAD; melamine dinnerware, $10.95+CAD; bocce, $219CAD; 2-in-1 bean bag toss, $209CAD; dining chair, $449CAD; acrylic glass, $7.95CAD

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