If a patio is created and no one posts about it on Instagram, does it even exist at all? That’s one question that I’d love to be able to answer for you, but I’m afraid I won’t be able to test any theories. If I’m on a patio, my compulsive need to Instagram it is going to win over every single time.
Summer is, without a doubt, my favourite time of year. In fact, I’m such a summer girl that I’ve often wondered why I haven’t moved myself to a more temperate climate where the hot days and warm nights stick around for longer than a few months. But perhaps it’s precisely the short shelf life we have on summers here in Canada that makes me itch to spend as much of them outside as possible.
In many parts of Canada, patio season is coming fairly soon. In others (namely BC), it’s already a! If you enjoy sitting out on your deck relaxing, barbecuing, shooting the breeze with friends, listening to music, or whatever, click on through for a few ideas on how to make your outdoor space more functional. With some of the ideas you’ll find here drawing you outside, you may never want to enter your home again!
I’m lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and today, Vancouver truly lived up to its reputation—for beauty, not rain. The sun was shining, the sky was clear, the temperature was a balmy 14°C, and the crisp smell of spring was in the air. It was fabulous. Not just because I got to enjoy my afternoon latte while sitting outside at a local coffee shop, but because today got me thinking about something much more important—the upcoming patio season! This year prepare to have a great time right outside your front door—or back door! All you need are a few key essentials, and you can turn your patio into a great outdoor space for everyone to enjoy.
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