We don’t always have time to hop down to Necker Island. Sometimes we underestimate the time we need on our fractional ownership jet. Other times our personal chef can’t travel internationally because their US Visa is still being processed. Or maybe it’s just that our paycheck isn’t going to get us out of town on the next bus.

If you have a little space (and a couple of bucks), why not make the backyard your retreat? A nice grill, a fire pit, and some great outdoor furniture could turn an ordinary Saturday night into a mini vacation. There are plenty of options of grills, and even what to put on those grills, but for furniture? There is one go-to brand.

Looks just like my patio... but not.

Looks just like my patio... but not.

Dedon Orbit

Dedon Orbit

Dedon makes fantastic outdoor furniture that will withstand the elements, look great, and is actually comfortable enough to make you wonder why you don’t use it indoors. It’s put to use in many top hotels and restaurants around the globe.

I personally prefer their Lounge Collection. The chunky, but still sleek styling just lends itself to a relaxing atmosphere. The Daydream daybed with full canopy is a great place to cozy up with a fine little filly. So turn on some Bob Marley, pop the top on a Dos Equis, and escape… even if it is just your own backyard.

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Richard has been in the Essential Style for Men mix since its inception in 2009.

When he isn’t busy serving as the ESM’s Director of Fashion & Style, you may find him on the beach playing volleyball, or working hard in Thailand shooting with a beautiful Brazilian supermodel.