Featuring Troy Tingling, Personal Chef to Amar’e Stoudemire
Today, hosting a chic soirÃ©eÂ is allÂ about cozy excess. More upscale homes nowÂ feature elaborate, custom-built, integrated summerÂ kitchen and entertainment outdoor spaces in the backyard, on a balcony, or on the roof deck of a communal floor for a condo building.
Rather than endure the pent heat of an indoor kitchen, polar air conditioning, or direct flames from a stand-alone charcoal BBQ, the open-air backdrop of nature, top-of-the-line details, and the aesthetics of outside summerÂ kitchens are besting conventional indoor designs. While they are used year-round in warm climates,Â summer kitchensÂ are maximized in temperate weather places, as well.
Sizzle in style at a Miami Beach idyllic, private intercoastalÂ enclave:
Cook on top with this Chicago skyline view:
(Image: DIY Network)
An urban stone, metro scene in New Jersey:
(Image: Eldorado Stone)
Grillin’ it well in Boston, with wooden plank insets centered by sleek fire pit:
Cook cool and play pool, with a seascape on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands:
Char with panoramic views year-round in Malibu, California:
T. Bernie is an aesthetic entrepreneur, serving clients as a real estate advisor on the mTkalla Team | Compass Miami of Downtown for luxury spaces. She is also a public relations strategist for beauty and lifestyle brands. Jamaican born, Florida raised, and New York City made, she is theÂ go-to for Miami chic. #LiveBeauty @lipstickandpropertyvalue