Warm to it
Barbecues may provide year-round entertainment but when the chill descends it's worth considering the comfort of guests during those winter alfresco parties. Enter outdoor heaters. Once the province of restaurants and bars, these party-savers are shrinking to sizes that fit most Hong Kong rooftops or balconies. One from Barbecues Galore (room 1210, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2792 7268; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) will warm a table of six.
The Table Top Heater, which weighs three kilograms and stands 78cm high, clamps to any flat surface and is fitted with a safety guard to reduce the risk of fire or injury. The propane heater should last about 36 hours on a 9kg gas cylinder.