If you are like me and light candles constantly, than you appreciate the necessity of luminaries for your outdoor spaces. The Luau Portable Lamp is lit by a 50W equivalent LED that can last 6-10 hours once charged. It can be lit while on it’s charger and it lights up automatically when lifted from the base. This would be perfect for a stroll down to the lake front in the late hours.
The Pressick Lanterns by Pottery Barn come in two sizes and fun colors like sea-worthy blues, mossy green, clear and tangerine orange. The splashy colored glass protects the flame from being blown out by a breeze and creates a beautiful glow. Set these lantern around your patio or hang them over a table for a late night chat with the girls.
Another summer necessity are citronella candles, they work wonders keeping pesky mosquitoes at bay and they have a lemony natural fragrance. I found packages of citronella tea lights at Zehrs grocers last summer and I am keeping stocked up on these babies. You can get 50 tea lights for $7.98 (Canadian), so I will usually fill as many cut glass candle holders as I can find and place them around my deck. Lighting is everything.