Curating a Deck You’ll Want to Entertain On All Summer

The grill is fired up. You take the plastic cover off of the pool, and turn on a radio station that makes your children groan. After a quick music adjustment, your backyard has transformed into party central. This summer is going to be something special. Hosting the ultimate summer bash twelve weekends in a row is not a tall order if you have plenty of … Continue reading Curating a Deck You’ll Want to Entertain On All Summer

How to Shop for an Outdoor Bar Set

An evening revelry calls for a central space. While in your younger years you may have gathered friends around your parents’ den or basement, now that you own your own home you can upgrade a stylish yet practical outdoor bar set to set the tone for a fun night of socializing. Bar sets are a unique outdoor home furniture choice — the elevated seating creates … Continue reading How to Shop for an Outdoor Bar Set

Outdoor Party

Outdoor Party Ideas on Chilly Nights

Looking to throw a party but the weather is still colder than you’d prefer? Don’t head for the indoors. You can still invite family and friends over and host a successful gathering… Even during the coldest time of the year. We’re all about coming up with ways to extend entertaining to the outdoors, no matter the temperature. But how do you host guests without turning … Continue reading Outdoor Party Ideas on Chilly Nights

Winter Drinks

10 Warm Winter Drinks

‘Tis the season to stay cozy and warm! And what better way to warm up your insides than with a few piping-hot beverages? Whether you’re hosting friends and family at your home for the holidays, or you’re just wanting a single cup of comfort, here’s a roundup of some of our favorite hot holiday drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)… with a twist.  The White Nun … Continue reading 10 Warm Winter Drinks

Thanksgiving Table Setting

Tips for Setting Your Thanksgiving Table

It’s hard to believe it’s November already! Not to mention, Thanksgiving dinner is almost upon us and there’s so much to plan. There’s the food, the drinks, who you’re going to invite (and who you shouldn’t invite!), and whether you’ll stick with traditional Thanksgiving favorites or switch it up this year with a modern twist on some of those beloved comfort foods. No matter how … Continue reading Tips for Setting Your Thanksgiving Table

5 Tips for Amazing Tablescapes this Autumn

You know those fall weather days when you step outside and think: “Fall has arrived?” There’s usually a hint of woodsmoke aroma, the air seems sharp and crisp, and the temperature has cooled considerably. And then there are the trees in their brilliant shades of oranges, golds, reds … that fleeting time between green leaves and bare branches. It’s almost magical, really. And it’s a … Continue reading 5 Tips for Amazing Tablescapes this Autumn

Host an Outdoor Fall-Themed Dinner Party

No matter how you celebrate the season, ushering in those cool, crisp evenings of fall are worthy of celebration. It’s also the perfect time to entertain outdoors, when the temperatures drop and those pesky mosquitoes retire for the year. Looking to host a fall-themed dinner party but not sure where to start? Below are our best tips. Plan Out Your Menu Here’s a quick roundup … Continue reading Host an Outdoor Fall-Themed Dinner Party

Our Top Fall Entertaining Tips

There’s the faintest hint of a chill in the air; reds, oranges, and yellows begin creeping into the trees; and football season is back. Ahhh, fall… It’s also that time when pumpkin spice lattes are socially acceptable, when leather boots and jackets come out in full force, and plaid clothing and sweaters are pulled from storage. Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald once poignantly wrote that “life … Continue reading Our Top Fall Entertaining Tips

Fun Fall Drinks & Cocktails to Stave Off the Autumn Chill

We’re always looking for ways to warm up on a chilly fall day, and we believe in year-round outdoor living. What better way to sit outside than with a beverage to warm your insides? Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite drink recipes for this fall, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Hot Chocolate This recipe from TV personality and chef Alton Brown employs a pinch … Continue reading Fun Fall Drinks & Cocktails to Stave Off the Autumn Chill

Outdoor Entertainment for Football Season

You’ve been waiting for this season all year long—that time for tailgates, making sure you’ve ordered the right sports package on TV, and donning your team colors. Whether you cheer for the blue and gold, the crimson and white, the blue and orange, or any other color… show your team spirit loud and proud with outdoor entertainment for football season (well, maybe not too loud, … Continue reading Outdoor Entertainment for Football Season