outdoor entertaining

outdoor entertaining

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Francine Gardner, owner of New York's Intérieurs, shows our writer Katie Mendelson how a few inspired finds can turn a city rooftop into an urban oasis. 
See how seven designers created outdoor environments for everything from intimate dining nooks to kidcentric playscapes. 


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Four years ago, musician Nate Mendel bought a house in the Los Angeles hills surrounded by a scrappy lawn and a few big trees. Mendel felt certain it could be transformed into a welcoming home base. 
When it comes to design—as long as your roof can bear the load of furniture, foot traffic, and plantings—the sky’s the limit
Happy Fourth of July! We love this drinks dispenser, which holds about two gallons of your favorite lemonade, iced tea, or water.
Fourth of July kicks of grilling season and we highlight four of the best new grills.
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Our Q&A with Judy Kameon about how she gets the party started in her quarter-acre garden, in Los Angeles. Plus: Our guide to recreating her garden's style at home.  
Today's links include an ingenious planter that self-waters, tips for throwing an outdoor party, and the Freedom Garden in Louisiana. 
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Stan Bitters is a pioneer of the organic modernist craft movement in the 1960s. A look at some of his birdhouses, planters, and fountains that have decorated California gardens over the years.
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