Like bratwurst, patios are perfect for parties, grilling, and slathering in sauerkraut. Relish the thought of outdoor entertaining with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get $200 toward patio furniture and accessories at House ’n Garden.
Furnishing patios for more than 60 years, House ’n Garden's friendly staff and on-site design consultant outfit the outdoors in brand-name furniture and free design tips. Patio dwellers are shielded from stinging sun rays and dive-bombing emus by a colorful selection of umbrellas, including the Treasure Garden push-button umbrella ($195 for a 7.5' model) that dons a wind vent to keep tables cool during scorchers. Forged out of sturdy wrought-iron stock, Amelie chairs ($235 each) exhibit the strength to resist rain bashings and are comfy for summertime cookouts. The Serenata dual-band stereo ($175)––compatible with most MP3 players, iPods, and canopies––lets music lovers bring their favorite bands to their decks without having to sign pricey contracts or weed out the yellow pieces from a bowl of Skittles.
250 E Wetmore Rd.
Tucson, Arizona 85705