4 months ago

Outdoor Dining Made Easy: Here’s What to Buy

5 MIN READ SAVE

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?

RAWSAOL

Raw steel fire pit, €299, at Rawsaol

SHOP NOW

MARKS & SPENCER

Yellow Banbury stain-resistant cushion, €13, at Marks & Spencer

SHOP NOW

CAULFIELD COUNTRY BOARDS

Oversized wood serving boards, €55, at Caulfield Country Boards

SHOP NOW

NEPTUNE

Rattan Ascroft placemats, €100 for 6, at Neptune

SHOP NOW

Never forget how changeable Irish weather can be. Place a blanket on each chair.

AVOCA

Gulliver’s Travels cashmere-blend throw, €89, at Avoca

SHOP NOW

DUNNES STORES

Ivory ceramic cutlery, €2 a piece, at Dunnes Stores

SHOP NOW

NEPTUNE

Blue Urchin ceramic jug, €49, at Neptune

SHOP NOW

ARTICLE

Big Fish ceramic platter, €59, at Article

SHOP NOW

LSA INTERNATIONAL

Glass Gioline lantern, LSA International, €25.60, at Brown Thomas

SHOP NOW

JOHN LEWIS

Pink Speckle ceramic dinner plate, John Lewis, €8.76, at Arnotts

SHOP NOW

LOVETHEGLOSS.IE?

Sign up to our MAILING LIST now for a roundup of the latest fashion, beauty, interiors and entertaining news from THE GLOSS MAGAZINE’s daily dispatches.

Newsletter

Pin It on Pinterest