Patio Party Essentials

This summer, make your own backyard the place to be by decking out your patio with ecletic, crowd-pleasing must-haves that will get the party going

Bluespark Bluetooth Headset
Powerful is the new pretty, and this headset happens to be both. Produced by Triple C Designs, this cutting-edge product brings convenience to outdoor relaxing with its superior comfort and ability to recharge via USB.
$70, www.bergo.ca

Galvanized Tolix Stool
Funky is making a comeback. Embrace the trend with this bright stool, which offers guests a fun seating option while soaking up the sun. It’s availability in 32 colours makes it easy to coordinate with your patio décor.
$99, www.crafthomedecor.com

Playshapes

Stray from the sandbox this summer with this mind-tickling toy by Miller Goodman. Watch your little ones’ creativity shine as they arrange illustrations out of this modular set of 74 geometric wooden shapes.
$160, www.bergo.ca

Sombrero Juicer Lemon

There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer’s day than a cup of cold lemon water. This bottle-fitted juicer designed by Mauricio Affonso makes it faster and easier to get to that sweet (and sour) refreshment. $5, www.umbra.com
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Cuisinart 700 LP or NG
No patio party is complete without a BBQ. Perfect for grilled veggies and burgers, the Cuisinart 700, available in propane or natural gas, heats things up with a rotisserie and three stainless-steel double burners. $499 (LP), $550 (NG),
www.canadiantire.ca

Kubu Collection Rattan Sofa
Add ease and comfort to the hosting process with a Mediterranean-style piece for your guests to relax on. Handcrafted and Zen-inspired, this flexible and generous rattan settee sits pretty on a terrace or patio. $1,395, www.artemano.ca

Stella Pillow
Who says you need a rainstorm to see a rainbow? Add this multihued crocheted pillow cover to your outdoor style for an accent that will keep you inspired, rain or shine.
$28, www.umbra.com

Crystorama Brentwood 6 Light Crystal Chandelier

As your day party turns into a soiree, be ready with an enchanting light fixture that will illuminate and amp up your get-together. Placed above a dining table or chaise lounge as a focal point, your friends and family can mingle while enjoying the moon and stars overhead. $1,020, Available at Prima Lighting in Vaughan, www.primalighting.ca

Firepit
Whether you’re roasting marshmallows or sharing ghost stories, a safe and beautiful fire pit is a summertime essential. The landscape designers at Piques and Valleys can create a custom one for your evolving patio.
www.piquesandvalleys.com

Beaded Melamine Dinnerware
Setting the table just got a little more fun. Serve up a casual-chic, summer-ready vibe with colourful dishes that make for a stylish twist on traditional tableware.
$7 – $9 each, www.potterybarn.ca

Craft Beer BBQ Sauce
Condiments infused with artisanal beer? Yes, please! From tangy and tart to smoky and sweet, the BBQ staple gets a makeover with premium ingredients and regional American craft beers. Slather the Pilsner on grilled chicken, the Pale Ale on ribs, and the Amber Ale on smoked brisket. $17 each, www.williams-sonoma.ca

Blonde Ambition Drink Recipe

Ingredients
2 oz Perrier
2 oz Vinho Verde
1 oz Pisco or Cachaça
1 oz Fresh pineapple juice
½ oz Cinnamon syrup*
½ oz Lemon juice

Method
1. Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake, then double-strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice. Top with chilled Perrier.
2. *Cinnamon syrup: Add cinnamon sticks to water and bring to a boil. Turn off heat. For each cup of water, add ¾ cup of superfine sugar. Dissolve. Let cinnamon sticks infuse for 3-4 hours.
For more great cocktail recipes, visit www.perrier.com

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