Backyard Barbecue Essentials

Food on a picnic table


Grilling season is upon us! As summer approaches and vacations begin, so does the peak time for entertaining outside.


Whether you’re enjoying a casual get together with family or an extraordinary backyard soiree, here are a few must-haves for hosting an amazing barbecue.


1_west elm table

Portside Expandable Dining Table + Chair Set | $2,673


2_ws grill

Caliber Thermashell Charcoal Grill | $2,475


3_room and board umbrella

Pacifica Square Patio Umbrella | $2,399


4_RH bocce

MVP Leather Bocce Ball Set | $415


5_yeti cooler

Yeti Tank 85 | $249.99


6_frontgate lanterns

Solano Lanterns | $229 to $329


7_pottery barn dispenser

Bleecker Bar Drink Dispenser | $149


8_cb2 tiki 2

Brass Tiki Torch | $49.95


9_home depot grill set

Mr. Bar-B-Q 18-Piece Grilling Set | $49.66


10_amazon eco ware

Eco-Friendly Compostable Palm Leaf and Wood Dinnerware Set | $47.99


11_crate and barrel lights

Vintage Edison Bulb Outdoor String Lights | $44.95


12_slt garlic roaster

Cast-Iron Garlic Roaster | $24.95

Summertime Essentials

Summer is officially around the corner (tomorrow, in fact). Are you ready? We’ve gathered some of our favorite summertime essentials perfect for those sunny days by the pool.


Entertaining Alfresco

Summer is peak time for outdoor entertaining. Whether enjoying a small get together with family and friends or a backyard soiree, here are a few must-haves for hosting outside fêtes.


Everdure Furnace Grill


ice cream maker

Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker



World Market LED String Lights



Costway Portable Cooler Cart


Frigidaire Portable Air Conditioner


Pottery Barn Melamine Plate



Pier 1 Pineapple Serveboard


Stainless-Steel Whiskey Stones


Lounging Poolside

We know it’s summertime when the sun gets brighter, water gets warmer, drinks get colder and life gets better. Relax and enjoy time by the pool with these summer basics.

drink floats

Sunnylife Inflatable Drink Holders


Lamzac Wind Inflatable Seating


pool floats

Sunnylife Pool Floats

wine glasses

Unbreakable Silicone Wine Glass


Skeem Design Citronella Candle


Vacation Jet-Setter

There is no better feeling than the end of a Friday and the beginning of summer. It’s time to pack your bags and start a new chapter in your summer travel book.

water lemon situation

Transhome Infuser Water Bottle


Toms Canvas Classics


Calpak x Oh Joy! Luggage Set

fuji cam

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera


Ray-Ban Aviator Lenses


For fabulous pools to enjoy with your new necessities, read: 

Refreshing Pools for Summer

Essentials for the Perfect Picnic

Going for a picnic is the quintessential way to spend a beautiful spring or summer afternoon. This season, upgrade your picnic game with these essentials.

1. Picnic basket – $69.95
This charming basketweave picnic basket is the perfect vessel to transport your food to the ideal spot. The sturdy leather straps make it easy to carry.
2. Food storage – $34.95
Keep your picnic food fresh with these airtight storage containers. They neatly stack and have color-coded lids to help you stay organized. They’re also microwave and dishwasher-safe.
3. Steady stick wine glass holders – $10.95
These clever wine glass holders stick in the grass to hold your glass steady. Never knock over your wine glass again!
4. Insect repellant – $4.97
Be sure to have insect repellant nearby to keep insects away. This dry spray does the trick without leaving oily residue behind.
5. Acrylic wine glasses – $3.95
These acrylic wine glasses are a durable twist on the classic design. Plus, they stack neatly to save space.
 Picnic blanket – $45.00
Relax in style with a fun picnic blanket like this one. It’s also reversible!
7. Paring knife – $9.95
This knife is perfect for paring, peeling, and slicing. The covered blade keeps it safe in a picnic basket.
8. Bamboo dining ware – Plates: $14.94, Flatware: $11.95
This beautiful bamboo dining ware is a sturdy and eco-friendly alternative to plastic. Pack it up and throw it out when you’re done!