10 Tips For July 4


It’s almost here. Can you believe it? Just as we were gearing up for Spring, along came Summer and the 4th is right around the corner.  In the Pacific Northwest, we like to say that Summer doesn’t officially start until after the 4th of July. The past few years we’ve seen plenty of sun and long warm nights leading into the holiday, but this year has given us a more cloudy lead-in to the firework extravaganza. Wednesday (the Fourth is unfortunately mid-week this year) will hopefully be a great day to go outside.

We are at least, looking forward to a day or at least evening of getting to enjoy some sun, time with friends and family, and the general festivities. It’s a holiday during peak summer weather with most celebrations being focused on the outdoors, especially around pools, parks and backyards. Heading into this celebratory time, we wanted to share some pointers on having a wonderful, memorable outdoor experience on your Independence Day this year.

  1. Make sure your grill is clean and ready for the big day. There’s no doubt that the Fourth is a favorite for grilling and July is National Grilling Month. Take a few minutes this weekend to clean up the area around your grill and make sure you’ve got the cooking grates clear of excessive debris.
  2. Quick Cleaning. Give the whole deck area a quick cleaning or once-over inspection so you can be sure that your yard is ready for the anticipated influx of friends, children, and pets. A well-kept backyard is also a great way to impress your guests and tell them that you were looking forward to them coming over to celebrate.
  3. Stock up on meat (or your favorite meat substitute). Don’t forget to add your favorite grilling meats to your grocery list sooner rather than later. With everyone thinking about flavorful hamburgers, juicy hot dogs, and tender chicken it’s in your best interest to stock up before the night before.
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  4. Try a fun corn recipe. As far as side dishes on the grill, it’s hard to go wrong with corn, especially for outdoor eating occasions. It is fairly self-contained as well as pre-portioned. Cooking it with salt, pepper, and butter is the age-old standby; however, adding some accent spices or experimenting with cooking in and out of the husk could bring a layer of flavor to the golden vegetable.

  5. Include fresh fruit on the table. Fresh fruit is healthy option to have on the table, with a high water content to subtly help with hydration. Strawberries and blueberries make a great addition to any dessert dish, or can be served fresh (and are easy to plate with a dynamic visual effect). Another great fruit to include this time of year is watermelon.
  6. Bring on the colorful food. Food should be fun–especially on a  holiday. Check out this list of awesome red, white, and blue deliciousness to make your backyard the go-to for the neighborhood party.
  7. Decorate. Take some time to prep your outdoor area. Paper lanterns, string lights, and flags are summer favorites. Add in some celebratory color. For those that find most red, white, and blue color schemes to be a bit overwhelming, check out the modern, coordinated colors of the Montlake FadeSafe Collection–pairing a Heather Indigo cushion with an Antique Beige umbrella can liven up your patio subtly. There are some particularly patriotic options for steel and wooden hammock+stand combos.
  8. Stay Hydrated. Seriously. Even if you’re spending time in and around the water, your body still needs to have liquids replenished. Water should be the focus throughout the day, especially when you have anything alcoholic planned for the evening.

  9. Make sure your patio has options for shade. Summertime sunshine is hopefully in your local forecast for the Fourth. While the light is always welcome, keep in mind the heat and potential harm from UV rays. Make sure you have a sport/sweat resistant sun screen on hand. Sun screen is a must for your skin, but adding an umbrella to your patio goes a long way, especially ones with high UPF ratings. Montlake Umbrellas have a UPF rating of 50.

  10. Take some time to review firework safety. It’s one of the highlights of the evening, gathering together with your friends and family to watch a grand display or put on one of your own. It’s a night of light displays, sparklers, rockets, and more. However, it’s always a good idea to keep in mind general safety for fireworks, as well as local regulations and fire bans in the area. Be sure to take extra care when handling any kind of firework on your own, and be aware of the risks of firework smoke inhalation.

Have fun. Regardless of the amount of time you may or may not have off, be sure to spend whatever time you do have with your friends and family.

Be safe and make it a great celebration.

10 Tips For July 4

New Year – New Items

From the list of resolutions, we hope one of yours is to spend more time outdoors making memories with friends and family. We have NEW items arriving to kick off 2018 and are starting off with extensions to some of our best-selling collections:

New Veranda Items

Veranda Collection patio furniture covers from Classic Accessories ensure a perfect fit with a fashionable design, durability and extensive collection of covers for your outdoor furniture or grill.  We are excited to bring even more items into this collection for 2018 that proves year after year to be a customer favorite.

The Classic Accessories Difference includes:

1. Woven Polyester fabric with a laminated backing that is free of harmful and carcinogenic chemicals. (Prop 65 compliant for safety
2. Bound seams for added strength and high-density stitching throughout the cover.
3. Padded handles for extra comfort and easy fitting and removal.

New SODO items

Our Sodo Patio Furniture Collection features our lightest RainCote™ fabric offering unique styling with clean lines and solid main body contours while providing reliable protection and peace of mind in wet, windy weather.

The Classic Accessories Difference includes:

1. Woven Polyester fabric with a laminated backing that is free of harmful and carcinogenic chemicals. (Prop 65 compliant for safety)
2. Integrated storage bag with exterior identification label for easy storage
3. Air vents to reduce wind lofting and condensation

New Terrazzo Items

Our Terrazzo Patio Furniture Covers offer high-end style in medium weight protection. Designed to keep your patio furniture looking it’s best year round. All Terrazzo covers are backed by a one year warranty.

The Classic Accessories Difference includes:

1. Woven Polyester fabric with a laminated backing that is free of harmful and carcinogenic chemicals. (Prop 65 compliant for safety)
2. Continuous bungee hem with corner loops for a quick and secure fit.
3. Air vents to reduce wind lofting and condensation.

New PermaPRO Items

Our PermaPRO™ RV Collection takes convenience and protection to new levels in the world of RV covers. New ripstop fabric technology offers extra strength for all-season protection with a light-weight fabric solution making it easier than ever to care for your investment. Each cover comes with a Limited Lifetime Hassle-Free Warranty – for the life of any class of RV!

The Classic Accessories Difference includes:

1. Extra strength PermaPRO™ ripstop fabric repels water and protects against dirt and sun damage
2. Air vent system and quick drying PermaPRO™ fabric combine to reduce wind stress and vent inside moisture
3. Zippered storage bag

2018 is going to be a big year with many new items what will be backed with the easiest warranty in the industry. It’s kinda our thing – If your product fails within the warranty period, look for us online and take advantage of our Hassle-Free warranty program supported by our US-based customer service team. It’s THAT easy.

Check back next week for a sneak peek of brand new collections. This year is already looking to be a great one full of new solutions to go along with your resolutions!

Discover more time outdoors with Classic Accessories this year.

 

New Year – New Items

Cheers 2017!

welcome 20182017 has been quite the year for Classic Accessories.

We are so lucky to grow year over year with new products and new customers with even more right around the corner for 2018. It’s been a full year with the teams we have in-house and the ones we have across the US and in our CAAL office.

One of the cornerstones of our values is to Enjoy the Journey. Working with such an amazing team makes it easy. Having customers like you makes it worth it.

We hope to be a part of your many adventures and memories while discovering more time outdoors in 2018.

The Happiest of New Year wishes to you with a full-hearted thank you from all of us at Classic Accessories.

Cheers 2017!