Posts Tagged ‘outdoor living’

New Talent Up To Bat in the Outdora Showroom

Denny Pic 21-215x300 in  and outdoranewsOutdora is proud to announce a new addition to the team with Denny Perelli, our new Sonoma Showroom manager. A veteran of the outdoor kitchen business, Denny started his career as an independent rep in 1993. He’s represented top outdoor kitchen retailers, including Twin Eagles, Lynx, Fire Magic and Primo and has years of experience designing outdoor kitchens and Islands.

Denny’s first exposure to the outdoor kitchen business began long before 1993, when he owned his own appliance business, working in the wholesale and retail appliance markets. Before that, Denny played professional baseball for the Pittsburg Pirates and the Chicago Cubs as a catcher.

Come out and meet Outdora’s new Showroom manager Denny Perelli at his first of many cooking demonstrations this Saturday, April 16th at the Sonoma Outdora Showroom. From 11:30am to 2:30pm Denny will cook up a variety of outdoor grilling staples on the grand Lynx Grill. Anyone with an appetite and an interest in grilling is welcome to attend. The event is free and offers a demonstration of one of Outdora’s premiere outdoor cooking products as well as the opportunity to grab a glass of wine just off Sonoma’s historic downtown plaza.

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Visit Outdora at the 26th Annual San Francisco Flower and Garden Show

Photo1-225x300 in  and outdoranewsGet your garden ready for spring at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show starting this Wednesday, March 23rd through Sunday, March 27th. This year, the event explores the theme “Life in the California Garden” with a special focus on greener living through vegetable gardening, local vegetation, and the scrumptious local food products that epitomize California culture.

Months of preparation go into the creation of San Francisco’s largest, world-class Flower & Garden expo. From the 1,200 cubic yards of sawdust and mulch put down for the gardens, to the days of cultivation and creativity each gardener puts into their works of art, no detail is overlooked in preparation for the anticipated 50,000 guests.

This year, Outdora is proud to partner with Sonoma landscape architect, Regina Rollins. She started her landscape architecture and design firm, Rollin Design, in 2003, but her love of gardening, design and the California landscape bloomed much earlier.

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Outdora Announces $100 Gift Certificate Winner!

T306-150x300 in  and outdoranewsWe have another winner! After submitting a product review to the Outdora website, Margaret Shealy of Simpsonville, South Carolina has been selected to receive a $100 gift certificate from Outdora.

Her winning journey began after a fortuitous trip to a friend’s home. While visiting, she noticed a new wind chime they had recently purchased and decided her own home needed a little more music. A quick Google search for “wind chimes” brought her to Outdora and a few clicks later, she purchased a wind chime to call her own.

Margaret noted that not only was Outdora’s site easy to navigate, but it also allowed her to preview audio samples of each chime before making her final purchase. She continues to enjoy her American made, Corinthian Bells wind chime and is even considering adding another to her family. With her newfound wealth, she plans to purchase another wind chime or a gift for her brother from Outdora.

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Backyard for Guests

There’s nothing like getting ready for guests during the summer months.  Backyard preparation can be easy if you start early and have a plan for what you need to tackle.  Decide what areas of your yard need attention, and what activities you want your guests to enjoy. Whether the activities will be lounging, grilling, or playing in the yard, here’s 5 ways to prepare your backyard for guests.

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1) Clearing Debris: Walk around the exterior of your home and pick up debris.  When guests come over, they will be in areas of your backyard, which you don’t usually think about. Pressure wash concrete, pool deck, and paver walkways to remove dirt and mildew.  Walk through the lawn and pick up dead branches, and mow 1-2 days prior to your guests arriving. This gives times for fresh grass to settle and clippings won’t still linger.

2) Preparing the Patio & Pool: Clean patio furniture cushions with mild detergent. If covers are removable, machine wash and let them air dry. For umbrellas, awnings, and other outdoor fabrics wash with a garden hose and let air dry 1-2 days before entertaining. In pool and pond areas make sure they are clean and inviting. Consider hiring a professional if the task seems daunting. Often times, hiring a professional will be faster, and they will use products that will keep your pool and pond cleaner, longer.

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