Outdoor Living

LIVE OUTDOORS – 10 Tips from a POOL Expert

After spending more than enough time inside, what better way to fully enjoy summer than being in the water. For this issue, we met up with Fred Pimentel owner of Longtail Pools and winner of the 2020 contractors awards to talk about the do’s and don’ts to keep your pool swim ready in these upcoming months. Taught by the best, Fred has some amazing recommendations for every type of pool. How...

Spend Time Outside and Stay Sun Safe

Cancer of the skin is by far the most common of all cancers according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), and it is on the rise! Exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases skin cancer risk, which can be dangerous and even deadly. Too much exposure can also cause sunburn, eye damage, and premature wrinkles. Suffering one or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence...

Live Your Best Life

The year 2020 will forever be known as “the year the world slowed down stayed home”. As our houses became our safety zones and we were required to spend more time there, a few things became very apparent. For some, we were reminded of the importance of family, friends, and self-care. For many, self-care meant eating healthier foods, starting gardens at home, and engaging in exercise. It also...

Staying Healthy Outdoors

Thank goodness summer has arrived in full force and just as many of the restrictions to our social lives have been reduced! Now that we are able to relax and enjoy the summer weather we can get outside and get our daily dose of Vitamin D with our friends and families. Nothing beats a day on the beach, a boat trip, a picnic or a BBQ, although it can be easy to go off track with your diet and health...

Live Outdoors! 5 Amazing Ways to Transform Your Outdoor Patio!

With the weather outside being great, we can all finally enjoy the outdoors! When you don’t want to, or can’t, go anywhere, your outdoor patio could be your own mini oasis. This is the ideal place to enjoy a beautiful day outside. However, it could probably use an upgrade. If it’s looking a bit long in the tooth, you will find that transforming it will make a world of difference in how much you...

Summer Entertaining

The best thing about dining outdoors in the summer is that it can be as simple as a few burgers off the grill with a large jug of swizzle or as fancy as a filet mignon served on your best china. Either way, you will find yourself dining al fresco at some point. If you are anything like us here at IPN then I am sure you are looking forward to spending time outdoors with your favorite people - and food is...

Staying Healthy – While Outdoors

Now that we have entered the beginning of summer, nothing beats going to the beach and getting that daily dose of Vitamin D. When you are ready to pack up and head to the shore make sure you pack a few of these beach snacks (along with your sunscreen of course!). Trail Mix – making your own trail mix with unsalted nuts, seeds and small amounts of dried fruit can provide you with a good source of...

YOUR PANDEMIC DIY: Potted Vegetable Garden

PROJECT: Potted Vegetable Garden by Hannah Emmerson GARDEN TYPE: The first thing I did when my job was laid off was to head to the nearest garden store and panic buy seeds to start a garden. I tried to only buy the seeds for plants that I couldn’t readily germinate from my weekly groceries. As long as you buy organic you can regrow things like tomato’s, squash, and even celery, spring onions,...

Enhance Your Outdoor Space

Summer is here in Bermuda. People are in the water, the barbecues have started, and it’s time for outdoor living. Either as a homeowner or a renter, your outdoor space makes a huge difference in your daily life. Research suggests spending time outdoors is incredibly beneficial, helping to improve memory, fight depression, and lower blood pressure. Hear that?! A sweet tan and lower blood pressure, all...

Healthy Outdoor Dining

If you’re anything like me then you’ll love dining outside, be that lunches or evening meals outside on the porch, BBQs, boat outings or picnics. My children would eat outside if it was raining, if I let them! It is easy to go off tracks with your diet and health goals when dining outside, and when you may be more influenced by friends, family and social pressures. BBQ’s When BBQing ensure you...

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