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Under the Stars

Santorini Collection from Outdoor Lifestyle

Santorini Collection from Outdoor Lifestyle

Outdoor dining collections can be every bit as sophisticated as those found inside homes. So if your customer is the type of person who likes to host formal summer soirees, let them know that they can create the same elegant mood outdoors as in their beautifully decorated homes. From intricate designs to plush seating, this season’s endless array of stylish formal dining collections will transform any patio or deck.

Crafted of premium A356 aluminum, the Santorini Collection, from Outdoor Lifestyle, places a premium on eye appeal. The collection features arm, swivel rocker, and swivel barstool chairs, as well as deeply plush lounging armchair, corner swivel, spring chair, and rectangular ottoman selections. Each comes with a unique 15-year warranty on frames, and a 5-year warranty on paint finishes in residential use.

The Isla Collection from Woodard

The Isla Collection from Woodard

Inspired by the casual beauty of island living, the Isla collection, by Woodard, is constructed of cast aluminum and features detailed square finials as well as matching square castings in all four posts of the upper and lower legs, melding together the beautifully patterned cast seat, curled arms and matching curled legs. The unique back pattern is an artistic take on classic tropical décor and ties together the overall island-inspired look of this chair together nicely. Available in dining and deep seating, Isla brings comfort and sophistication to outdoor settings.

Outdoor Lifestyle

Woodard


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Grills on Wheels

Brahma Grill Cart from Bull Outdoor Products

Brahma Grill Cart from Bull Outdoor Products

Whether it’s moving a grill from storage out to the patio or to the other side of the backyard to cook in some shade, “moveable” barbecue grills provide convenience and flexibility. When a customer is thinking of purchasing a grill on a cart, you should ask them what type of surfaces they will be rolling the grill over, since this might be a factor in choosing between different models. Will the wheels be sturdy enough to go over rough surfaces, such as grass, pavers, or a deck? Below are a couple of portable products that would please many grill masters.

The Brahma, from Bull Outdoor Products, is a six-burner grill that can be purchased with a stainless-steel cart (and it is also available as a drop-in head). Offering a total of 90,000 Btu, lights, a rotisserie, a back burner, heavy-duty casters, and a towel rack, this grill is fully equipped and ready to roll. Each valve has its own piezo igniter and, as is always the case, the Brahma warranty is as strong as the grill: lifetime on the firebox and grates, and 20 years (full replacement) on the cast–stainless-steel burners.

New ProFire Solo Cart from Modern Home Products

New ProFire Solo Cart from Modern Home Products

The  new  ProFire Solo Cart, from Modern Home Products, is designed to fit most kamado-style grills, including the new ProFire Bravo Kamadostyle charcoal grill. Built with a patent-pending, front-load design for easy kamado grill installation, it also incorporates top-of-the-line features, including stainless steel side shelves with utensil holders, access door for convenient additional storage, locking swivel casters for maneuverability, and an integrated bottle opener.

 

Bull Outdoor Products

Modern Home Products


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Bring the Music With You

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Entertaining and music go hand in hand. Whether it’s relaxing Brazilian Bossa nova for summertime grilling or some hard rock tunes during tailgating, music adds to the atmosphere of any event or party.

Soundcast Systems, a San Diego-based developer and manufacturer of wireless music systems, offers products that your customers will love—whether they’re at the beach or on a staycation. Its newest product is the Melody, a compact Bluetooth wireless speaker with a fun, modern design. Weighing only 9 pounds, this weather-and sun-resistant speaker can be used in the backyard or the beach.

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The Melody offers phenomenal sound quality in open spaces, unlike many speakers that can’t make an impact outdoors. The acoustic design involves multiple speakers and woofers, radiating sound equally and in an omni-directional manner so that everyone can enjoy the music.

“The Soundcast team achieved a new benchmark in design sophistication and elegance on par with our legendary wireless audio performance,” says Soundcast President, Mike Weaver, “Melody is certain to be a game changer for our brand.”

Because of the wireless Bluetooth technology, the Melody is compatible with many smartphones and tablets out on the market. The Melody comes with an A/C adapter, 12-volt automotive adapter and USB charging cable, making it easy to charge at home or out on the go.

With the Melody, friends and family can take turns dj-ing while not missing out on any conversation!

 

Click here to learn more about The Melody.


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Gather ‘round the Firepit

OW Lee’s counter-height Santorini firepit

OW Lee’s counter-height Santorini firepit

A firepit provides a great gathering place for people to partake in conversation. And while a traditional firepit will amp up the atmosphere, a bar-height firepit will add that extra wow factor. Below are a couple of examples that show exactly how barheight firepits add glamour and spark to an outdoor space.

OW Lee’s counter-height Santorini firepit is 54 inches wide and sits 38 inches high. It offers beautiful fireside ambience and is designed for outdoor dining and entertaining. The firepit uses propane and comes with a natural-gas converter. The hearth top is designed to sit inside a captured rim, which allows the firepit to be transported as one unit.

Bar-height firepit by Galaxy Outdoors

Bar-height firepit by Galaxy Outdoors

Galaxy Outdoor is the largest manufacturer of custom-built outdoor kitchens and seating bars in the United States and Canada. All of the material used in the construction is made in the United States, and 100% of the products are built in Las Vegas, Nevada. All cabinets, bars, and firepits are constructed of 12-gauge, #120 galvanized tubing and are welded together. No screws are used in assembly of the frames. Each section is designed to be bolted together and is self-aligning for easy installation. Galaxy Outdoor offers everything needed to make outside entertaining an experience that your customers will love.

 

OW Lee

Galaxy Outdoor


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Hot Accessories

Charcoal Companion Grill Clips by The Companion Group

Charcoal Companion Grill Clips by The Companion Group

Accessories, such as area rugs, pottery, and grilling utensils, play an important role in your product offerings. As customers look to decorate their outdoor spaces and create functional outdoor kitchens, they are shopping for a lot more than just single pieces of furniture or a grill. Carrying a variety of accessories will also encourage customers to return to your store, generating more business and perhaps leading to some new shoppers as well. And accessories don’t have to be just outdoor pillows or a new spatula for the grill; check out the new and exciting accessories below!

These heavy-duty stainless-steel clips from The Companion Group make it easy to grill individual portions of vegetables. The clips are dishwasher safe and are ideal for asparagus, zucchini, green onions, or any other long vegetables. Grill clips are sold as a set of four.

Masterpiece Lazy Susan from Agio

Masterpiece Lazy Susan from Agio

Agio continues to lead the industry with trendsetting additions that add flair to any outdoor setting. The new Masterpiece lazy susan, available in an array of styles, combines the beauty of a stained-glass window mosaic with the functionality of a 20-inch rotating serving area. These lovely pieces can be used with any tabletop for added convenience and will be welcome additions for your customers.

The Companion Group

Agio


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Spotlight: Oriental Weavers

The Bali from Oriental Weavers

The Bali Collection from Oriental Weavers

The area rug has become an essential accessory item for any outdoor space. Customers can find them everywhere, including the big-box stores. But that doesn’t mean they’re all alike. For customers looking for high-quality, functional outdoor area rugs that will hold up for many years, they should consider Oriental Weavers’ beautiful, yet functional, designs.

Oriental Weavers Group is a multi-national collection of companies formed in the 1970s that is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt. The Dalton, Georgia-based Oriental Weavers USA was founded in 1991 and its brands—Sphinx by Oriental Weavers and Oriental Weavers of America—are well known as leaders in fashion, technology, and design throughout North America. Oriental Weavers operates the largest machine woven and Chromojet printing manufacturing facilities in the world. In addition, the company is vertically integrated from raw materials to finished product. Check out their newest collections below!

Bali is a fresh new collection of neutral ivory and cocoa, with cool grays and blues and pops of bright gold. It is a machine-woven, high-quality rug of easy-care 100% polypropylene, and the textural loop construction adds much surface interest. The colors are on trend with many new fabrics in today’s market, from outdoor furniture to indoor throw pillows. Bali will add a touch of color and casual sophistication to any space.

The Lagos Collection from Oriental Weavers

The Lagos Collection from Oriental Weavers

Lagos, the newest indoor/outdoor introduction from Sphinx, may be the best yet. The unique high-low effect (created by the woven frieze cut pile and flat-weave construction) offers a great hand, as well as plenty of texture and surface interest. The unique eight-color construction of Lagos features shades of deep navy, bright red, aqua blue, lime green, tangerine orange, and vibrant citron that are right on trend for upcoming outdoor-furniture and fabric groupings. Simple patterns in bright colors play off the neutral ivory and chocolate flat-weave colors, and the polypropylene easy-care construction makes Lagos the perfect solution for any indoor or outdoor space. It is machine made of 100% polypropylene.

 

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The Unobtrusive Patio Heater

The Tungsten Smart-Heat™ Electric from Bromic Heating

The Tungsten Smart-Heat™ Electric from Bromic Heating

Patio heaters have evolved from being garish, unattractive appliances to sleek, hidden units that blend into the surroundings. Consumers can now entertain on cooler nights without having to worry that a patio heater will get in the way of the action. Many can now be mounted on outside walls or outdoor coverings away from plain sight. Patio heaters have also become more compact and smaller, but still are able to provide enough heat to keep everyone comfortable.

The Tungsten Smart-Heat™ Electric is the latest addition to the Bromic Heating range. Available in four models, the heaters have  an attractive black mesh covering the elements to match any décor. The wall and ceiling mounting brackets allow heat to be directed where needed to maximize efficiency. Suitable for both commercial and residential applications, the new Tungsten Smart Heat™ Electric can transform any alfresco space into a useable entertainment area all year round.

Flush Mount - Plaster Ceiling heater from Infratech

Flush Mount – Plaster Ceiling heater from Infratech

Many people choose Infratech electric infrared heaters because of great looks. The low-profile heaters and low clearance requirements allow the fixtures to blend into any environment seamlessly. Infratech heaters represent a good balance among efficiency, heating performance, and low visual impact. Infratech heaters produce no harsh visible light or glare to spoil the mood or strain your eyes. They are UL approved for indoor and outdoor installations.

 

Bromic Heating

Infratech