The Adirondack chair is one of the most iconic pieces of patio furniture. With wide slats that recline slightly and wide armrests, this chair represents summer, relaxation, and the outdoors. You’ll often see it on patios, lakeside retreats, and outdoor cafes. Even if you don’t know its official name, you’ve probably sat in one and enjoyed its gentle recline and comfortable armrests.
Thomas Lee first created the chair in the early 20th century in the Adirondack Mountains, after he had trouble finding furniture for his lakeside home. Lee wanted comfortable outdoor seating, but none of the chairs he found suited his Continue reading
We want to hear your funny and exciting memories of your favorite patio or deck. Was it a cocktail party in the garden or watching someone get pushed into a pool? Share it with us here and you could win $500 in patio furniture.
Is there anything more relaxing than sitting outside on outdoor furniture underneath the warm summer sun? Maybe there`s a cold drink in your hand or a good book?
Odds are that your outdoor furniture is made out of resin wicker, also known as all-weather wicker. Resin wicker isn`t made out of a natural substance, but instead a synthetic material created in a lab.
Outdoor dining furniture is vital for people who enjoy entertaining guests for casual meals and garden parties during the summertime. When you invest in a well-made outdoor table and corresponding chairs, you can create an elegant patio space while providing yourself and others with a comfortable area to eat, drink and relax. This guide to the latest trends in outdoor dining furniture can guide you in choosing pieces that are stylish, modern and suited to your home. Continue reading
Whether you like Harper or not, the man hasn’t exactly done a whole lot for the environment. Unfortunately, this trickles down to all us humble subordinates. I am looking at bigger cars than I used to, gas mileage is not so much of a factor. I am thinking “Oh, well, it’s not a big deal”. But wait a minute – where is did the green mind go that I once was?? Having studied environmental economics, I should know better than that!
There is no question, somebody will have to pick up the tap for our wasteful lifestyle. And here it is, the little flame inside me that is barely burning still, telling me we need to leave a somewhat intact world to our kids. And I guess that little Continue reading
Most Memorable Patio Experience Contest
Got any funny or exciting patio stories to share? Great wine or food that you enjoyed, a cool party that you and your friends still talk about, a funny encounter or joke somebody told on a patio?
We are looking for Canada’s best stories, whether you are in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal or any of the other great places in this country. Leave a comment to this post describing your most memorable patio experience or tell us what happened the last time you were actually on a patio. We will randomly draw a winner every 45 days.
You can participate in every draw, but may only submit one comment per 45-day period. The winners will receive a $500 voucher for outdoor furniture by velago.ca. Even though not a requirement for participation, we appreciate your tags and bookmarks!
You can enter an extra draw for a $500 voucher by following the link below and giving us your like on FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Velago-Patio-Furniture/143268375701249
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Brazil, country of the Samba, the Amazon and endless coast lines with sandy beaches and thousands of nice patios. To the centre of the east coast lies Salvador, one of Brazil’s large cities, with tons of colonial charme. It’s one of the oldest European settlements in South America, and will be host town for the FIFA soccer world cup in 2014.
Salvador is certainly not the first city that comes to Continue reading
Wow, what a stunning roof top!
We have all seen the ads for condominiums online and in papers. Images of beautiful pool areas and modern design roof top patios. Toronto condo builders are setting the bar high. Brochures and sales displays show mock-ups of rooftop patios and common areas with trendy high-end outdoor furniture – sectional wicker lounges with coffee tables, outdoor conversation settings, pools with chic sun loungers. Only question is, who can afford all this?
Nobody is crazy enough to sit outside on a patio in Canada these days. Or am I mistaken?
Toronto is covered in snow today and most other parts of the country are too. Montreal will be -15˚ tomorrow. Restaurant patios are closed, the outdoor furniture is tucked away. People are walking fast in the city, limiting the time they are exposed to the cold weather. But wait, there are the other ones too! After all, Canadians are no wimps. Leisure embraces them in this holiday season, no rush wandering through the distillery district. And there it is: Continue reading
Time for a new deck or backyard patio?
Since you are way to busy to DIY, you have done your research online and found a bunch of providers that could do the installation. But before hiring a contractor, you want to be aware of the basics to understand the process. So, here is some input: During the interview process, these are the questions that you should ask a prospect. They will help you hire the right contractor for your project. Continue reading