The very best outdoor living must-haves this summer
With the absolutely unbelievable weather we’ve had in April and May, and the current issues that come with travelling abroad, we’ve handpicked our favourite outdoor living must-haves to guarantee your socially distanced al-fresco dining goes down a storm. Helping you to make sure that you’re all prepped and ready for when the sunshine returns!
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Master the art of pizza making with Ooni’s impressive pizza oven this summer – fuelled by real wood or charcoal, you’re able to cook authentic wood-fired, stone-baked pizzas in any outdoor space in a remarkable 60 seconds! Due to its compact and light design, this product is portable and can be enjoyed in all settings.
Upgrade your outdoors with this stunning lounge set which is made from durable, robust steel and acacia wood. With a minimalist, modern design and solid wood natural finish, this set is a true focal point in any setting. Generously padded seating and back cushions offer a whole new level of comfort and are simultaneously easy to care for as the covers can be easily removed. Pass the wine please…
This roomy wicker hamper features an insulated inner lining, ensuring that all food is kept fresh for longer. The timeless hamper style is combined with a soft, luxurious rug, ideal for outdoor excursions and picnics, whether that be in your back garden or a beautiful rural part of Yorkshire. Looking for a list of the best Yorkshire walks? Check out our article here.
Impress your nearest and dearest this summer with SOHO Home’s luxurious martini shaker as you serve up a selection of shaken and stirred cocktails in your back garden. Inspired by John Augustus Roebling – who designed the Brooklyn Bridge – the crystal gives the glassware a luxurious weighty feel and a highly polished exterior, acting as the finest tool to accompany your cocktail creations.
This compact barbecue can grill, smoke, cook and even bake bread in all leisurely settings due to its portability feature. The high, thick ceramic walls and thermal insulation guarantee that all meat remains tender and juicy, even during lengthy cooking processes.
Woven in rural Ireland, this classic Aran blanket from SOHO Home is large enough for both indoor and outdoor occasions – perfect for snuggling up with during a cool evening in the garden as well as bringing to the park for a picnic in the sunshine! The weighty knit features flecks of colour throughout and is a timeless, versatile piece, adding warmth and character to any setting.
Britain is majorly suffering from a chronic case of ‘missing the pub’ during lockdown months. But do not fear – the geniuses at Flavourly have assembled a wide variety of cases featuring quality beers, bringing the pub to you and keeping everyone happy, regardless of the weather! Mixed beer cases feature stellar breweries, Bad co, Loch Lomond Brewery, Black Isle Brewing and many more. Get your hands on one of these cases and you’ll be sure to celebrate the weekend in style.
When the weather’s good, us brits like to make the most of it and this fire pit which can also be used as a BBQ will help you stay super cosy during the summer evenings. Get those sausages on the grill, toast marshmallows for dessert, then pop on the mesh safety lid to stop those embers blowing and relax by the fire.
The most refreshing G&T for a summer’s evening. Distilled using state-of-the-art glass vacuum stills, Cooper King based in North Yorkshire, create gins with the fullest flavours unlike any other. After winning multiple awards, Cooper King is a gin-lovers must-have. Their Dry Gin contains honey from their beehives, warming cardamom and a touch of locally grown lavender. Their Herb Gin (YFG team’s favourite) combines fresh basil, lemongrass and cloves to create a bright herbaceous gin with a warming finish.
What’s more, proceeds from orders are helping Cooper King to distribute free hand-sanitiser to keyworkers and 1 square metre of woodland is planted in the Yorkshire Dales for every bottle of gin sold.
This small, lightweight and waterproof speaker, which has 10 hours of battery life, is the perfect accessory to bring ambience to your garden or picnic with friends. Small in size but surprisingly big on sound. It keeps going all day and night, plus it’s compatible with Siri and Google so you can stay firmly in your comfy lounging position.
Take your cheese-board to the next level during lockdown and treat yourself to Fortnum’s exquisite willow cheese baker. Perfectly baking cheeses such as camembert and halloumi, the original design of this dish was inspired by a poem and features on the iconic blue and white style of china.
Whether you’re a naturally talented barbecuer or not, this is a gadget that everyone in the household will benefit from. Developed with state of the art technology and combined with an insatiable appetite for mouth-watering, perfectly cooked meat, this probe promises that overcooked meals are a thing of the past.
Made with 100% cotton, this classic cabana stripe towel is an essential outdoors accessory this summer, whether you’re spending your days catching a tan or taking a dip in the kids blow-up pool. Embroidered with the White City House logo, this fluffy Turkish cotton feels amazing when sun-dried and developed not to fade in sunlight. Love The Ned Hotel? – check this one out.
Liven up your outdoor space this summer with a little help from festoon lights. These simple, yet effective lights can transform outdoor areas into tranquil spots during the summer months, creating warm and atmospheric settings for al-fresco dining and drinks in the garden.
These textured boho cushion covers will dress up and add comfort to any piece of garden furniture.
Fortnum & Mason have created the ultimate drink-cooling accessory for this summer which can be enjoyed anywhere, anytime. Simply place this gel-filled champagne and wine bottle holder in your freezer overnight to ensure your favoured tipple is kept cooler for longer in the summer sunshine.
A drinks dispenser is an essential purchase whether you’re having friends over for a socially distanced catch up in the garden or simply trying out a new mixologist recipe on yourself. This trendy dispenser features a very generous 5-litre capacity, a silicone seal and an easy-to-serve tap. There’s never been a better excuse to enjoy a mid-afternoon tipple.
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