Best Outdoor Gear for Summer at Costco

NoDerog/istockphoto The scorching temperatures may make an afternoon at an air-conditioned Costco sound tempting, indeed — especially now that free samples are back. But during your quest for rotisserie chickens and packs of toilet paper, keep your eyes peeled for a range of gear that will make long summer days […]

The Day – Choosing an outdoor bar

One of the joys of being a homeowner is being able to make your unique idea of a perfect backyard a reality. There are many backyard features available to complement every homeowner’s individual lifestyle. One popular backyard feature is an outdoor bar. Whether it’s poolside, on the deck or patio, […]

Your guide to outdoor dining in Addison County

ADDISON COUNTY — Dining al fresco has always been a highlight of summer in Vermont. But it took on new importance when the pandemic struck and made many folks wary of spending unmasked time indoors.  Even as vaccinated people return to dining indoors at restaurants, some would still prefer to […]

Expand your outdoor living options

With spring and warmer weather in full force, you want to venture more regularly beyond your back door and bask in the splendor of Mother Nature on your patio or deck. The catch? The sun can get awfully bright and hot, and it’s no fun being exposed to rain or […]

REI and West Elm team up to launch new outdoor collection

Outdoor retailer REI and furniture store West Elm launched a new limited-edition line of outdoor essentials — including a foldable rope chair, insulated picnic tote and bamboo cutting board. West Elm’s in-house design team and REI’s outdoor experts worked together to create what they described as “grab-and-go products to enjoy […]

Costa Mesa murals draw national spotlight as city is named top destination for outdoor art

The national Men’s Journal magazine recently listed the city of Costa Mesa among its “top destinations for outdoor art,” alongside well-known metropolitan areas — Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia — and some under-the-radar spots, where murals encourage art appreciation al fresco. “Nicknamed the ‘City of the Arts,’ it appears no canvas […]