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Inspirational Ideas for Outdoor Life

As we move toward late summer and into autumn, February and March are a great time of the year to make the most of outdoor living. And there’s few better ways to enjoy the outdoors than having meals outside.

With tropical fruits, berries, salad vegies and fresh herbs still in season during the upcoming transitional months, making the most of long, warm days before the onset of the cooler seasons is a must.

Enjoy a breakfast or brunch in the morning sun, lunchtime picnics or an evening meal as the sun sets, outdoor eating offers special opportunities to come together with family and friends.

Picnicking in Style

Whether it’s a romantic meal for two or a family get-together, picnics are back in fashion thanks to a range of new products for creating a fresh and fabulous alfresco day out.

  • Foldable picnic tables from Summer products are a stylish and handy addition to your picnic hamper.

  • Bring along Carry Your Cutlery from Retro Kitchen to avoid unnecessary waste and ensure you dine in style not matter where you are.

  • Fill up the Oasis 1.5 litre flasks with your favourite drinks to keep them cool and fresh.

  • These Artisan Fruit and Seed Crispbreads make a delicious accompaniment to your fresh picnic fare.

  • Avoid spills and keep away unwanted beetles and bugs with a Porta-Vino wine glass and sealable flask from Ladelle.

Late Summer Soirees

Make the most of the longer days before the end of daylight savings by spending quality time with friends over lazy lunches or dinners in your own backyard.

  • These bamboo plates, bowls and salad servers from Utopia Australia add a bright and fun feel to your outdoor table.

  • Platters brimming with antipasto fare are a must for any outdoor grazing table.

  • Add a touch of luxury to your food and drinks with a divine fruit syrup or fruit and vinegar from Belgium’s Royal Selection.

  • Show off your presentation skills with a collapsable buffet board from Davis and Waddell.

  • You can never go wrong when teaming naturals with classic black and white for your tableware theme.

Family time

Family barbeques have come a long way since the days of a few snags with salad and cask of wine. Nowadays, we are spoilt for choice with so many different foods and flavourings just right for cooking on the barbie.

  • Impress your guests with perfect slider burgers thanks the Maverick burger press.

  • As the label says, be the King – or Queen – of the Grill with a Gentlemen’s Hardware BBQ multi-tool.

  • Spice it up with a flavoured sea salt rub from Henry Langdon.

  • Pizza is a definite winner at your family get-together. Make sure everyone gets even-sized slices with the pizza board and cutter from Gentlemen’s Hardware.

  • And don’t forget to serve up chutneys and relishes to enjoy with your BBQ feast.