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Summer At Home: Make an Event of It

Feature: Long Read
Words by Grace Cain

Although it might not be shaping up exactly as planned, there’s still plenty of fun to be had this summer. While large scale events are still off the cards, there’s nothing stopping you from turning your own garden into the most exclusive venue in town – and you won’t even have to worry about making a reservation…

Home Screen

Even if you’re indifferent to the impending summer of sport, the inevitably endless supply of movie blockbusters and bingeworthy shows is sure to amount to some serious screen time ­– so why not take it outside? Samsung’s first outdoor TV, The Terrace, allows you to do exactly that. Just add a pile of scatter cushions (we love Fornasetti's), a cosy Oyuna throw blanket and – of course – plenty of popcorn.

Popcorn and cups on a blanket

All the magic of the movies at your own backyard cinema.

Cushions on a blanket outside

A Tempting Fete

It doesn’t take more than a few nostalgic family games, a Wigiwama Teepee (for the kids) and a healthy supply of Pimms (for you) to recreate all the fun of the fair in your own garden. Just don’t let any 'friendly' games of Backgammon get too out of hand...


Beyond The Blanket

Banish any preconceptions of half-hearted sandwiches – picnicking is a fine art, and deserves to be treated as such. That means white chocolate-covered strawberries and Soho Home's Champagne coupes should be at the top of your priority list (naturally), followed closely by cosy scatter cushions and cashmere throws; in other words, all the neccessities for a breezy summer evening.

Fruit and chocolates in bowls on a rug outside

Raise The Bar

Why would you want to make small talk with strangers at a cocktail bar when you could just have your nearest and dearest over for Champagne and home-mixed Martinis? Stock up on glassware from the likes of Baccarat and Soho Home and give your guests the five-star treatment they deserve.

Glassware on the bar

Here's to a summer of celebrating like never before.

Outside bar set-up with glasses and champagne on the bar
A young man, woman and a mother and daughter sitting on a rug outside

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