Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts with a luscious platter, beautiful bubbles and the latest in decor ideas. Style director Louise Hilsz shares her stylist picks.


The key to enjoying outdoors is comfortable seating and a decent sized table for plenty of guests. Choose neutral colours to compliment Mother Nature think cane and linen.

Paola Lenti Sabi armchair, $POA. Point Block aged teak outdoor table, $2795. General Eclectic Woodstock Hanging Rattan chair, $599. Coast Sumbrella cushions, $150 each.


Think outside the square when painting your deck - it doesn’t need to be brown. Is your deck by the ocean, urban or in the trees? Choose colours that complement your surroundings.

Resene Grey Chateau paint, Resene Flax paint, Resene Hammerhead and Resene Haystack paint available form Resene ColorShops.


No platter is complete without cheese. We’ve rounded up the team’s favourite bites, we encourage you to try all four.

Port Salut Semi Soft Cheese, $11. Emborg Fresh Cheese Ash Goats Cheese, $8. Puhoi Valley Fresh Cheese Washed Rind, $8. Ile De France Blue Cheese Brie Au Bleu, $8.


What would summer be without a refreshing drink. Our pick for this season is anything pink. From sparkling rose, to pink gin or a glass of melon fizz - cheers.

Blush Rhubarb gin, $36. Dulcét Sparkling Rose, $25. Esk Valley Merlot Malbec Rose, $20. Rekorderlig Ciders Watermelon & Strawberry, $7.