My boyfriend and I live at the top of an old house, and one of the best features of our attic apartment is our patio. I knew when I toured the apartment a few years ago that it would be an essential part of living in the city during the summer. It’s fairly small, but we’ve got a few plants and a little charcoal barbecue, and we recently bought a comfortable bistro table for outdoor eating. If our patio was even smaller, this mini BBQ/planter combo by Dwell would do the trick just fine. I mean, how cute is it? (It also costs about the same as our bistro set).
Also, while you’re grilling, I suggest listening to Twin Shadow’s new album Confess (think throwback new wave) and for a more rock n’ roll, but equally upbeat vibe, put on King Tuff’s self-titled album. Both albums are quickly becoming my summer 2012 jams. What do you like to listen to?