The taste of summer

Few things are more festive than entertaining friends outdoors on a summer’s day. Here’s how to kit out your patio, garden or even balcony to host guests and enjoy food, and life, al fresco, writes Hannah O’Brien

18th August, 2019
The Stanway Table and Harrington chairs from Neptune will suit all kinds of al fresco dining experiences

As anybody living here can attest, Irish summers can be hit and miss. This year has been no exception. One minute there’s a violent, torrential downpour, the next, the sun takes pity on us and graces us with a few hours of warmth. However, as a nation, we tend to make the most of any good weather – even if it’s limited to a fleeting hour of sunshine – and one thing most of us...

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