garden | teak furniture

i don't usually notice wine labels...
but, the sojourn sangiacomo chardonnay label caught my attention...

1 sojourn | 2011 chardonnay | sangiacomo vineyard | sonoma coast
photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

doesn't the label make you imagine yourself on a sunny day, relaxing on a chaise longue in the garden, on the terrace, or by the pool, sipping a chilled glass of chardonnay?

2 janus et cie | mistra | teak chaise longue with side table | 735-75-211-97-00
photo credit janus et cie

i have to admit that i am partial to chablis...
so, sojourn sangiacomo chardonnay is one of my favorite california chardonnays...
a balance of citrus, mineralality, and acidity...

i also have to admit that i am partial to teak outdoor furniture...
it's durable, easy to maintain, and ages gracefully...

2 giati | paradiso | teak platform chaise longue | GH-M3
grand wailea | maui HI
photo credit giati

outdoors, teak develops a weathered, silvery patina unless it is oiled or sealed regularly.  but, if you let it weather, it requires minimal maintenance.

giati recommends cleaning teak furniture periodically by scrubbing it with a 3:1 solution of water and laundry detergent or dish washing soap, and household bleach.

northern california has a mild climate, so my husband, bob, and i only need to clean our teak furniture once a year.

click here to read giati's teak furniture care and maintainence instructions.

3 summit | sundeck | teak stacking adjustable chaise longue | SD345
photo credit summit

have you started your spring cleaning yet?  or, are you already relaxing by the pool with a glass of chardonnay?
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  1. Wonderfully crisp and always interesting! great photos (as always!) & Blessings xoxo

  2. Now that summer is winding down, time to go enjoy the outside on some teak chairs!