Living / 26 June, 2019 / Ellie Thompson
Warmer weather is on the way, and the evenings are only just starting to draw in. With summer just beginning it’s a fabulous time to dine outside and make the most of the sunny evenings. Why not spend date night at home with some of these great ideas for al fresco dining – who needs to go ‘out out’ when you can have this much fun in your own back garden?!
Sunbury Bistro Furniture Set, Wyevale
This eye-catching garden furniture set is a fabulous choice for patio dining. The pretty ceramic tile mosaic design sits on a durable base and steel frame.
Pink Nina, East London Parasols
Flamboyant and romantic, this stunning waterproof parasol with a digitally printed banana leaf canvas is lined with pink taffeta, pink threading and bamboo spokes.
This pizza oven is the ultimate addition to any trendy patio. Reaching 400 degrees in just 15-20 minutes, you can enjoy making and cooking your food al fresco.
Diamond Spirit Glasses, Red Candy
Jazz up date night with these lustre-finished glasses catch the light like jewels. With a unique shape you can rest the glass on its base or at an angle.
Silent Pool Gin distillers are based in the beautiful Surrey Hills. Their signature gin contains 24 unique botanicals that provide a romantic floral flavour with a smooth finish thanks to the inclusion of local honey. Serve with a generous helping of ice, just a dash of tonic and to garnish – a twist of orange peel.
Garden 108, Seedlip
I love Nature Company Seedlip. Their distilled non-alcoholic drinks are a delicious alternative for those abstaining. Garden 108 is the perfect tipple for outdoor dining this summer with it’s floral blend of hand-picked peas and homegrown hay.
Echo Dot, Amazon
This Alexa smart speaker is so handy to have around the house, and has got to be the cherry on the cake when it comes to a date night dinner in the garden. Ask Alexa to play your favourite romantic tunes to set the mood for the evening.
Lantern Set in Antique White, Wayfair
This cute set of lanterns by Château Chic would look gorgeous dotted around your garden table. Each lantern holds a candle made specifically for outdoor use. Made from glass and steel.
La Hacienda Pittsburgh Firepit, Wyevale
The La Hacienda Pittsburgh industrial firepit is ideal for keeping you both warm after the sun goes down. Low in height with three sturdy legs it makes a great addition to any garden. The firepit is designed to produce a weathered finish over time.
Meadow Fire Globe, Red Candy
For that extra bit of romance check out this firepit globe with a difference. When the flames are burning you’ll be able to sit back and watch the shadows cast from its leaf-shaped design. It’s made from pre-rusted metal to look the part, and is of course, fire resistant.
Geo Garden Swing Lights, Red Candy
These make an interesting alternative to the usual fairy lights sold in most garden centres. We love the industrial look, and of course – they’re solar powered, so all you need to do is decide exactly where you want to hang them. A summer garden must-have!
Lastly, if the firepit fails to keep you warm then this gorgeous merino and cashmere herringbone throw will do the trick. Cuddle up together with under the stars and enjoy some quality alone time.