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Add a splash of color with the California Concepts Chat Height Fire Pit in burnt orange ($950). At 24 inches, it’s just tall enough to have a conversation over.
Want your fire fueled by real logs, not propane? Toss a match into Design Within Reach’s Cast Iron Fire Bowl ($325) and channel your inner Laura Ingalls Wilder.
With a 46-inch diameter, the Stainless Steel Fire Pit from Frontgate ($2,700) can pump out 60,000 BTUs of heat--so you won't need a blanket even on chilly nights.
DWR’s Geometric Fire Pit (from $1,195) has an optional grill top that lets you turn your pit into, well, a barbecue pit.
The luxe Santa Monica model from Urban Fire (from $5,500) has a generous concrete top for your guests to perch their drinks on (for a moment at least) while they’re assembling s’mores.
Even a small corner of the patio can turn into a focal point with the simple, inexpensive cement Wok design ($375) from Potted.
Here in the bracing polar vortex of SoCal, what’s a person to do when temperatures dip into the 50s and make our nightly glass of Cabernet on the deck positively nippy?
Seriously, though, we’re feeling the heat--happily--from our new fire pit. We were surprised at how many new shapes and styles there are to choose from, ranging from the sleek and simple to the indulgently luxe. Here are our favorites--and may we be forgiven for calling our friends back east while curled up next to one.
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