Hungry For The Outdoors

July 10

Now that summer has finally arrived in Metro Vancouver (hey, even Mother Nature likes to be fashionably late) we can finally light the BBQ and enjoy the best that picnicking, patios and outdoor dining has to offer.

Start with the essential tools—like the BBQ itself. If you’re looking to upgrade your current set up or get your foot in the grilling game, look no further. This Dyna-Glo propane grill at Hudson’s Bay is sure to keep up with everyone’s appetite with three burners and ample space to cook up burgers, steaks, veggies, and even dessert.

What goes along with a new grill? The gadgets. Stay safe and practical with a heat resistant glove that can protect you up to 930 degrees Fahrenheit. And don’t forget your knife, grill fork, tongs, a spatula, bottle opener, and corkscrew. Did we mention you can get all six in one? Keep your gadget game on point with this grill master multitool and stop worrying about what you’re forgetting.

We might not like to clean the grill, but we do like tools to make it as quick and easy as possible. And we have to admit, a clean grill is pretty nice to look at. Investing in a good brush ensures your grill is ready to use the next time you fire it up and keeps your cooking surface in tip-top shape. How do you clean the grill brush? Pop it in the dishwasher as necessary and thank us later. Get it all at House of Knives.


If the grill is looking good, shouldn’t the griller, too? Spruce up your summer wardrobe with bright colours, seasonal patterns, and light fabrics to keep you equal parts cool and chic. Skip the shorts and tank combo and reach for a flowy maxi dress or wide-leg jumpsuit from Le Chateau to elevate your look. Top it off with a wide brim hat or woven sun visor from Urban Planet to keep the sun out of your face and eliminate the need for a fancy hairdo.



They say when the sun goes down, it gets hotter. But if you’re like the rest of us you might be ready for a cozy plush blanket from QE Home that you can wrap up in, and if you’re really lucky, snuggle up under with a hot date.

Whether you’re the hostess with the mostest or a lucky invited guest, you’re sure to impress and make memories at your next BBQ.

Aishwarya Singh Willowbrook Blogger

Although she's not a regular shopper, Aishwarya does have an eye for the must-have's of the season. When she's not busy at work, you can find her at a concert or at the gym! And if you ever want to talk about horses, she's your girl!

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