When you know you’ve got important house guests in your future, it can motivate you to finally do some stuff around the house that you’ve been meaning to do for a while. In our case, that meant paying some attention to the backyard. We picked up some brightly colored cushions for the patio furniture and replaced our faded and cracked Cinzano umbrella — which had served us nobly for two and a half years — with a bright red Campari umbrella. The combination of the cushions and the umbrella bring a lot more color to the back yard.
To my knowledge I’ve never sampled either Cinzano or Campari, but I do like their umbrellas.