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5 Great Gadgets for Outdoor Living This Spring


Spring is here! We’ve gathered a list of some of the best new outdoor gadgets to make your grilling and chilling as relaxing as possible. Bamboombox The Archeer 25W Bluetooth Speaker is a stylish way to bring some tunes to your patio.  It boasts a huge subwoofer for deep bass and an 11-hour rechargeable battery…. Read more »



Take Cover! 5 Great Blankets For Your Patio


Spending time by your fire pit is a great way to get more use out of your patio during the colder months. Brighten up your patio and fend off chilly evenings with these 5 durable and colorful blankets. Rugged Warmth The Rumpl Puffy Blanket is a packable, super durable outdoor blanket. It’s made in several… Read more »



How To Carve A Pumpkin Like A Pro


  The kids are playing in the pile of leaves you spent all morning raking up. There’s a fire roaring in your Eagle Bay fireplace. The smell of wood smoke fills the air. The only thing that can improve this Fall scene? A perfectly carved pumpkin. Here’s what you need to know to carve like… Read more »



The Best Gadgets For Your Patio this Fall


Having the best patio in the neighborhood means keeping up with the best Fall gadgets. Stay warm, light up your outdoor space and amaze your guests with these awesome tech toys. Globe Portable Lamp This portable lamp from DWR is perfect for giving your patio a calming ambiance. It comes in a bunch of different… Read more »



Cool it Now: 5 Innovative Coolers to Keep Your Drinks Frosty


Just like homemade ice cream, frosty drinks make summer days that much better. These 5 innovative coolers take the concept of a box full of ice to the next level. A good cooler is a mandatory item if you’re spending time on your patio this summer. Tried and True Yeti has been making coolers for… Read more »



Let the Summer Games Begin


By the time June rolls around, we’re ready to run wild under the sun with our friends and family. Here are a few awesome games that we’re excited about this Summer.



Cool it Now: Outdoor Fridges


When you’re looking for an outdoor fridge, it’s important to choose one that can handle the full spectrum of Mother Nature’s moods.



Patio Sipping: Springtime Refreshments


Stock up on ice, break out the shaker and turn up the jams. It’s time to familiarize yourself with the tastiest drinks of the season, courtesy of five of Richmond’s finest drink experts.



Springtime Tech


It’s finally Spring, which means the bees are buzzing, the gardeners are gardening, and the tech whizzes are releasing new gizmos for the great outdoors. Let’s see what they’ve been up to in the last few months. Solar-Powered Oven The Go Sun Stove began as an Indiegogo campaign in 2014 and has since been wildly… Read more »



3 Snowblowers for an Effortless Winter


When we think of snow days, we imagine sitting by the fireplace, watching movies and drinking steamy mugs of hot chocolate. But when the day ends, we’re left with mounds of snow and hours of shoveling. Clearing your driveway doesn’t have to be a backbreaking debacle. Pick up a snow blower and knock your duties… Read more »



Backyard Tech for Your Holiday Wish List


There have been awesome developments since our last tech blog, and with the holidays around the corner, it’s the perfect time to put together your backyard wish list.



Hot Drinks For Winter Nights


Whether it’s to tailgate or to sit by the fire pit, you’re going to be hanging out outside in the frigid winter months. So why not warm your palms with a hot drink? From soothing teas to cozy cocktails, there are tons of fun drinks from which to choose.



8 Ways to Bring Charm to Your Fire Pit


Once your fire pit is installed, it’s time to create a cozy gathering space. Below are some fire pit design tips to provoke your imagination.



Oktoberfest Food & Beer Pairings


If there’s ever an excuse to enjoy food and drink outside, you can count on us to be there. This month, we are especially excited to get outside for the annual Oktoberfest festivities. And though the temperatures have dropped, the warmth of friends, family, food and beer are more than enough to lure us out in the brisk fall air.



Gorgeous Firewood Holders


When you’ve installed a beautiful fire pit on your patio, the last thing you want is a poorly designed firewood holder. Although some firewood containers may be practical, if they aren’t beautifully designed, they can take away from the romantic experience of the crackling fire.



3 Patio Heaters to Extend Your Summer


Just because the summer’s coming to an end, doesn’t mean you have to limit your time outdoors. We all want to continue enjoying our beautiful patios, no matter how the weather changes. And with the help of patio heaters, we can.



Ultimate Hot Dog Recipes


Most of us are planning to spend some quality time with our grill this Summer. And while we have a deep respect for tradition, we’re always on the lookout for more flavor variety. So we consulted a few popular chefs in Richmond who generously shared their recipes for The Ultimate Hot Dog. Le Dog DeLuxe… Read more »