Winter takes a toll on the outdoors. This is the time to spruce up and get ready to enjoy the weeks ahead. Tops on the list? Replace tattered outdoor umbrellas. Fresh planters filled with the summer plants. Get the garden hoses all ready for warm weather watering and check out the new grills for easy cooking. Here are a few of my favorite finds…
Kelly Wearstler’s patio (top photo from LONNY.COM) is simple yet fabulous. A great reminder that boxwoods in white planters are always a standout. These Ikea white pots are a great choice. Cheap and chic. No reason to splurge when these are perfect and only $15!
I don’t know about you, but I battle it out every summer with the garden hoses! These Dramm garden hoses from West Elm are calling out to me! They may be Dramm but I think they are a dream! Chic colors (red and orange are the best) and don’t kink! HA!
What is not to love about this Minden grill from Williams-Sonoma? I love everything about it!
Let’s face it, umbrellas take a beating! If yours is a tattered mess, replace it with something different. This classic striped one from Pottery Barn is fresh and looks great! Can’t beat a good awning stripe in the summer!
When friends are coming over, make sure they can see the number on your house with these fab ones from DWR. The red ones are fantastic are are certain to wake up a tired black door!
After spending so many nice evenings outdoors in Los Angeles, I learned the art of stringing lights. Hands down, it is the easiest way to dazzle an evening dinner party. When the sun sets and your terrace is a glow with twinkling lights, it is the best! These from Serena and Lily are great but if you are in a hurry and have clear Christmas lights, they will do the trick as well.