By Carol Tisch
1 Get creative with the Napa Valley collection of fire pit tables with mix-and-match tops, bases and tile by the Outdoor Greatroom Company ($1,599). American Grill & Hearth, 2881 Clark Road, Sarasota, (941) 925-3985.
2 Fireside chats are elegant and comfortable with the all-weather Canberra Surf & Sand collection by Tommy Bahama. Swivel gliders, $3,209 each; gas fire pit, $6,659. Baer’s Furniture, 5301 Clark Road, Sarasota, (941) 923-4200.
3 Indoor/outdoor Mix Fire Bowls by EcoSmart use bioethanol to bring the warmth of a campfire to the terrace or patio without dangerous sparks and messy soot. (Small, $995; large, $1,195.) ecosmartfire.com or through designers.
4 Outdoor entertaining is stepped up a notch with Vio Flame’s smoke-free, marble-topped bio-ethanol fire pit table ($625) with safety base that doubles as an ice bucket. myurbanconcepts.com
5 On the patio fire trumps wind, and Target’s Threshold brass hurricanes cast a romantic glow grouped on a
coffee table or poolside ($14.99-$24.99).Target, 8401 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 925-3377.