In other parts of the country, this past weekend marked the end of summer. But, here in LA, we basically have summer all year long. This affords us the luxury of doing things that those in other parts of the country can't: sneakers with no socks, hot tubs in mid-winter, too many suede shoes and outdoor entertaining all year round...If you're lucky enough to have an outdoor space, especially one with a fireplace to sit around when the nights turn nippy, why limit your decoration of it to garden furniture when real furniture's so much more comfortable? We love the idea of a real couch used outside, plumped up and covered in a fabric that can tolerate a bit of morning dew (the strong sun will dry it up in no time). And for those times when it does rain (because it does rain here occassionally though we can usually see it coming a long way off), a tarp can cover it up in plenty of time.
[Image: Art Luna Garden]