We’re so excited warmer days are finally on the horizon, and we’ve always loved the simple pleasure of longer days spent outdoors. It may not feel like Summer quite yet, but when the sun does decide to spontaneously shine, be ready to fling open the doors, gather loved ones around the table and enjoy an afternoon of feasting. All you need to have waiting in the wings are these key pieces (plus delicious light bites).
1. Pure-white stoneware
Our bestselling white Artisan Stoneware is a lovely blank canvas that makes colourful food, such as fresh olives or rainbow salads, look even more tempting. For a contemporary update, try mixing our limited-edition grey Artisan bowls and plates in with your white pieces for a fresh, relaxed look. It’s a great solution for the times you need to squeeze extra guests around your table.
2. Perfect platters
Our new Olive Wood Sharing Platters are ideal for displaying antipasti, bread and beyond. Lovingly handmade in the Mediterranean, each one boasts a truly unique natural grain and organic shape, which makes them extra-special. They couldn’t make spontaneous, sunny suppers any easier – simply pile them high with anything from your fridge and take straight to the table.
3. Comfortable cushions
Pile plump seat pads outside to enjoy the good food and company all day. We’ve worked hard to ensure ours are the perfect fit for most kitchen and garden chairs – meaning you can simply untie them from your dinner-table perch and take them outside whenever you want. For a lovely laid-back look, mix-and-match our denim, nautical-stripe and neutral designs together.
4. Low-key lighting
Set a striking scene by dotting our lovely Seagrass Candle Holders down the table. As the afternoon sun transcends to dusk, a little flickering of candlelight never fails to add a romantic, holiday-inspired ambience. What’s more, on days where your alfresco dinners get rained off, these exotic-looking accessories bring a bit of the outdoors in.
5. Tidy trays
Using trays to transport everything from your kitchen to the garden saves time, meaning you can minimise the toing and froing and make the most of basking beneath the beating sun. This set of three Whitewashed Rattan Trays looks lovely and rustic. Try using one of the smaller sizes to hold fresh oranges in the middle of the table for a simple – and practical – centrepiece.
Now you’ve got everything you need for a season of fabulous feasting, discover our collection of holiday-inspired clothing, which is perfect for home or away.