• Shout Out: What's Making Us Happy This Week

Shout Out: What's Making Us Happy This Week

summer entertaining

Summer is nearly here. 

It’s pretty safe to say that we are stoked. The warm weather is perfect for outdoor entertaining, hosting the perfect picnic and enjoying those rays — just don’t forget to slip, slop slap!

That’s why we are shouting out just some of the things that are making us happy this week. From picnics on warm days, to popping open a bottle of bubbly when you’re entertaining, to serving up simple lunches in the backyard — there's plenty to get excited about.

PICNIC PARADISE

There’s nothing that makes us smile more than a picnic in the sun. Say goodbye to that old rug and a bowl of chips — it’s time to upgrade your picnic game. 

First of all, you need a solid foundation. The right picnic rug helps smooth out bumpy grass and ensure that you can lie down and soak up the sun — without the bug bites! Pair with a picnic basket or wine and cheese tray and you’ve got a pretty amazing picnic setup. Nothing makes us happier than a spread of cheese and biccies. All you need to do now is pick whether to go for brie, cheddar or goat cheese? Or all?!

No picnic is quite complete without something delicious to drink. Bring a pitcher and glasses to serve up some orange juice or refreshing spritz. Hint: Pack some ice in a thermos or use insulated drink bottles to ensure you have a cool sip during the Aussie heat.

toastie plate pan


SUMMER ENTERTAINING

We cannot wait to entertain this summer — and it’s got us grinning ear to ear. Everyone loves a wine and charcuterie spread on a balmy day.

Need to perfect the art of the cheese spread? We’ve got you covered! Begin by brushing up on your cheese plating skills with our How To Style Your Charcuterie Board blog. The best part about a serving board is that you can plate up anything from fancy cheeses from the farmers market to crackers you nabbed from the supermarket on the way home. Just ensure that you have a beautiful cheese board and cheese knife and your guests will be more than happy to dig in. 

Once you’ve served up the cheeses and wine it’s time for mains. Bring out your best dinner set and serveware — we don’t believe in keeping things in the cupboard only for special occasions. Our range of dinnerware is designed to be enjoyed again and again, not gathering dust! Finish your dining table with a sprig of blooms in your favourite vase and pop on your favourite songs. It feels good to be so incredible at interior design, doesn’t it!

outdoor entertaining


OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

There’s something about getting into nature that always puts a pep in our step! After all, getting active and soaking up the sunshine is a guaranteed way to make you feel happier. Plus — you don’t have to create a feast to enjoy the great outdoors. 

Looking to go exploring? If you’re heading to the beach or out on a hike don’t forget to pack an insulated water bottle. Pair it with a simple packed lunch for a day out in nature.  

Perhaps you want to host a low key afternoon soiree? Why not try out some games? Kicking the footy and backyard cricket are summer classics but if you’re short on space we have just the thing for you. Games like ring toss and tower jumble are fun for everyone (kids and big kids) and are sure to keep everyone entertained for hours. Pair with a simple lunch spread of bread, sliced meats and cheese and you’ll have a family gathering without the pressure.

If your verandah or outdoor entering area needs a refresh why not get some planters and greenery? All you need to do now is sit back and relax. After all, sometimes the key to happiness is taking it easy.

outdoor activities

We hope you have found some happiness this week. And discovered some great ways to make the most of the sunlit days ahead. What are you looking forward to this summer? 

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our blog for more tips, tricks and good things this sunny season.