The months between May and September are for spending every possible moment outside: from Spring’s first flung-open windows to endless high-Summer days soaking up the precious rays. Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or simply lazing in Sunday sunshine, we think Summer outside should be effortless – you can’t go wrong with our alfresco checklist.
Something to scent the air
Freshly cut grass, fragrant jasmine, mouth-watering food sizzling on the barbecue: Summer is full of fragrance. Once the sun goes down, look to herbal scents that won’t muddle the natural aromas around you.
Our new Coriander and Citronella collection blends notes of coriander, thyme and mint – ideal for balmy evenings around the chiminea. It comes in a beautifully rustic vessel, too, which is perfect for potting plants in once you have finished the candle.
Somewhere to seek shade
From five to 85, everyone needs a cosy place to play, relax with a gripping read, or escape the midday heat. A real statement piece, think of our stunning Tipii Hanging Hammock as your Summer garden’s very own sofa.
Somewhere to relax
Summer and spontaneity go hand-in-hand. From trips to the seaside to impromptu picnics, we love gathering the troops and setting off on a weekend adventure. Our Aubrey Outdoor Mattress makes light work of spontaneous outings: padded for maximum comfort, it comes in a handy drawstring bag for easy carrying, too.
Something to protect your food
Dining alfresco is one of Summer’s greatest pleasures – so don’t let it be spoilt by unwanted visitors (think wasps, flies, and sticky fingers). Our metal cloche is the perfect blend of style and practicality, covering platters of food with ease.
Something to add ambience
Whether you’re hosting a formal affair or relaxed garden party, twinkling fairy lights are a must. We love these retro-inspired glass designs, complete with charming cork lids and softly glowing LED wires. Don’t let Summer showers dampen the mood, either – simply bring these versatile lights indoors.
Something to toast the season
Glasses and gardens don’t always mix – especially if the drinks are flowing, or little ones are around. That’s why we love our Picnic Wine Glasses, made from robust, premium plastic in a sturdy design. They’ll make guests happy, leaving you to relax – and keep the party a breakage-free zone.
That’s your outside space sorted – now find the perfect clothing for Summer hosting, relaxing and sunbathing.