As we head towards the warmer months and the days grow longer, it’s time to escape from inside and celebrate surviving another winter. Nothing beats a garden party to celebrate the arrival of summer and no soirée is complete without cool drinks, delicious food and atmospheric lighting for when the sun goes down.
Recently launched in Australia, Smart Living has an impressive selection of outdoor lighting, with a huge range of decorative, solar powered designs. There’s no need for candles, wiring or operating costs. You simply leave the lights outside to charge during the day and enjoy eight hours of ambient lighting (when fully charged) to light up the party.
Nothing adds atmosphere to a garden party like a canopy of glimmering lights
Our pick are the Dante solar string lights (pictured), with 20 mini copper lanterns sure to capture the admiration of guests all night long. Measuring 4.5 metres in length, the string of lights is perfect for adorning decks, doorways, pergolas, trees and other outdoor features. Each ‘topper’ houses a warm white LED light that has a superior performance of one lumen. The string lights are also powered by a separate solar panel, which allows lights to be draped in shady areas throughout the day.