Magazine article Sunset

Summer Nights, Summer Lights

Magazine article Sunset

Summer Nights, Summer Lights

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Five ways to add romance to evenings in the garden

What better way to brighten your patio for evening entertaining than with these distinctive lights? They range from a new twist on the luminaria to an adaptation of a brass carriage lamp.

Tap-light luminarias. These simple fixtures-flat, battery-operated lights that turn on when tapped on topare sold in packages of six for about $20 at hardware stores and general merchandise stores. You add your own embellishment by wrapping a piece of translucent rice paper around the base and taping the ends of the paper together with doublesided tape to form a cylinder.

DESIGN: Dennis W Leong Opalescent string lights. Resembling plump little packages, these lights cost about $45 per string. Marrakech City Lights, Via Motif (415) 454-8842.

Glass paraffin lamps. The geometric shape of each Lamp-consisting of an outer shell acting as the stand and an inner shape that holds the paraffin-instantly draws the eye. Prices range from $59 to $97. Floating Moon Chimney Lamp (up to 11 inches tall) and Sun Dancer Chimney Lamp (up to 13 inches tall); Firelight Glass; (800) 654-8705 or www. …

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