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5 Hacks to Make the Most of Your Summer

With warmer weather arriving quickly and outdoor gatherings on the horizon, soaking up the sun is at the top of everyone’s to-do list. After a long, temperamental winter, here are a few helpful ways to savour every summer moment, whether it be hosting, picnicking, or patio-ing.


A well-done BBQ

Attention grill masters! STAUB’s grill pans are a holy-grail for the season. We all know summer is not complete without some burgers 'n dogs (or grilled veggies for our Vege/Vegan friends!) and STAUB’s grill pans can be used on the BBQ or in lieu of. With a state-of-the-art surface, each grill pan offers a culinary advantage perfect for browning, roasting, and achieving those famous grill marks.

Rosé All Day

Jackson Family Wines has the key to making your pool day a splash - La Crema Monterrey Pinot Noir Rose. On the nose, this wine has delicate aromas of orange blossom, raspberry and watermelon, which are supported by subtle tasting notes of minerals, strawberry, Pink Lady apple, and orange creamsicle.


Grab a bottle (or two) at the LCBO.

Eat, Shop & Learn

Love summer flavours but not sure where to start? Eataly’s got you covered! Indulge in the immersive experience that is Eataly - located at 55 Bloor St W in Toronto - offering a variety of imported Italian and locally sourced seasonal ingredients and dishes.


Dine on the patio, or in the Piazza - surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows - to experience the delicious offerings of classic Italian dishes, wine and cocktails. Or take your experience to go for a lovely outdoor picnic in the park with premade food options! Make sure to leave some time to chat to their fishmonger, butcher, cheesemonger, or breadmaker for inside insight into the best pairings.

Make memories around the campfire (bread)!

Everyone loves the summertime, especially kids, so what better way to enjoy family moments than creating memories around a bonfire? By making your own Campfire bread using Fleischmann’s yeast you can sit back, relax, and enjoy family time with ease.

The patio stop(s) you don’t want to miss

Patios come with all the perks: food, drinks, and sun! With two beautiful locations - midtown (2131 Yonge St) and downtown (633 King St W) - Oretta is known to be one of the city’s best locations for Italian eats, dreamy cocktails and, of course, social media moments!


Insider Tip: Both Oretta locations offer an aperitivo from 4PM-7PM - enjoy delicious food and drink choices available for only $6, $9 and $11! Choose from classic beverages like Prosecco and Aperol Spritz, and traditional food like bruschetta, calamari and much more.

Friendly Reminder

Whatever your summer plans entail, make sure to apply your sunscreen cause it is going to be H-O-T!


Which hacks do you plan on trying this summer?