Time to bring the party outside, however small …
It may not be quite the moment we’ve all been waiting for but the June bank holiday is just around the corner. And with it, longer days and warmer weather. If this puts you in the mood to throw a casual picnic or barbecue, you’ll need to get in your online orders sooner rather than later. Whether you’re hosting in the garden, the park or on a balcony, the easiest way to upgrade your outdoor space for summer? Swap out tired cushions with something bright and crisp. Scatter on chairs and around the lawn. Marks & Spencer has some colourful, stain-resistant cushions available for delivery. Hang lanterns and pretty fairy lights to bring a moody vibe. Ikea is delivering both. Never forget how changeable Irish weather can be. Place a blanket on each chair. Invest in a fire pit: Rawsaol is a project developed by neighbours Brendan McCarey and James Clear who, after spending time searching for a functional, well-made fire pit that was portable and easy to store, decided to combine their talents and design their own (Clear’s background is in industrial design and McCarey’s is in craft design). The result is a smart, laser-cut steel wood-burning fire pit. Create a beautiful centrepiece with flowers in vases of varying heights. The Crate is delivering beautiful blooms, www.thecrate.ie. Put on a great spread using smart serveware. Dust off the cake stand, use all your ‘best’ serving pieces such as platters etc. Caulfield Country Boards have developed a range of oversized serving boards that are ideal for serving cheese, breads and cold meats. From the flowers to the decor, why not throw the perfect summer soirée, even if it is just for family?
Never forget how changeable Irish weather can be. Place a blanket on each chair.
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