To Novem­ber Many de­scribe it as their happy place, no mat­ter how big or small, we are all drawn to the magic of our out­doors!

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Editor's Letter -

no news to any of us that liv­ing, en­ter­tain­ing, re­lax­ing or just hang­ing in our out­door spa­ces has be­come as com­mon as par­tak­ing of those to­tally plea­sur­able pas­times in­doors. We’ve all been build­ing, land­scap­ing, dec­o­rat­ing and styling for years to make our out­side places be as vi­tal as in­doors and to con­nect as much as pos­si­ble to in­side so the flow be­tween the two is seam­less and sat­is­fy­ing.

And don’t we just all have a love af­fair with our court­yards, pa­tios, decks, per­go­las and bal­conies be­cause of the fresh-air joy they give us.

Well, here at BHG we are ever so aware of how all of us head straight out­doors when­ever we can. Thus this is­sue – like our Novem­ber is­sue each year – is loaded with ideas, in­spi­ra­tion and in­for­ma­tion for you to hand-pick what best suits your al­fresco par­adiso to up­date, re­work or ren­o­vate it a lit­tle or a lot to make it even bet­ter for the sum­mer months ahead. And of course for all your Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions.

And once you’ve se­lected your im­prove­ment – big or small – here’s what we want you to do: think of us with a whop­ping smile when you sit and sip and chat and chill in your fresh new spot.

When you’ve done with your time out­doors dur­ing the day, here’s an­other very good sug­ges­tion, head in and whip your­self up a one-wok win­ner for din­ner, see page 90. Yum! Like we said on the cover, get stir crazy and while you’re munch­ing on those fine flavours, look through the rest of this pretty lovely mag cre­ated es­pe­cially for your read­ing plea­sure and as ever, en­joy!

Add a colour­ful spark to your next out­door gath­er­ing. Hook up this cro­chet wall­hang­ing us­ing pretty sum­mery yarn and hang it for all to ad­mire. PS, bring it in­side when the party’s over! TURN TO PAGE 206 Sub­scribe now for big sav­ings and more. See page 214 or call 1300 301 567

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