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Parker Lantern

Part the colorful wires on these Parker Lanterns ($10, on sale), put in some scented candles, light 'em, and hang them on your balcony to give your al fresco dinner the perfect ambience. And though these lanterns look like funky bird cages, we suggest letting... [More]

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Design Your Own Birdhouse

Our twelve-year-old niece is coming to visit this weekend and we're working on ideas for ways to entertain her. We thought she might like to come with us to some of our favorite hangouts, but then we realized that a lot of those are bars.... [More]

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Outdoor Firelights by Sebastian Holmbäck and Ulrik Nordentoft

We all have that one friend who gets a little too festive at summer barbecues and starts running around claiming that the fire-breathing trick they learned at summer camp "is totally the coolest (indiscernible babbling)!!!!" Stop them from burning your house down by setting up... [More]

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Laguna Concrete Fire Column

Restoration Hardware calls this item a "Concrete Fire Column" ($129), but we know it by a different name: Anytime S'mores Enabler.... [More]

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Flower Garden Outdoor Pillow

If you're not the green-thumb type, no worries! Adorn your outdoor spaces with a few of these Flower Garden Outdoor Pillows ($49) instead. They'll bring depth and texture to your decor, and since polyester poppies don't stain, wither, or die, they'll stay cheerful all year.... [More]

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Chill It Beer Cooler Bag

We keep one of these Chill It Beer Cooler Bags ($15) in the freezer. When we head out to do our weekend errands, we take it with us. That way, when we hit up the liquor store for our favorite summer sampler, we can keep... [More]

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Pottery Barn Kool Ultra Floating Tray

Forget foam noodles. The best thing we're buying for our next pool party is the Kool Ultra Floating Tray ($54, on sale). One side features a game board (checkers included) and the other has nine holes with differing diameters, perfect for snacks and drinks. We'll... [More]

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Charcoal Companion Mini Burger Grill Set

It makes us feel better about ourselves when we grill up burgers using a sliders set ($15 on sale). We can make nine small burgers at a time, eating one or two three or four. Because they're tiny, we somehow manage to kid ourselves into... [More]

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Boho Double Wine Glass Holder

Park your butt in a beach chair and your wine in the Boho Double Wine Glass Holder ($50) by stripeycity and you're on your way to an evening of relaxation. We don't get down to the beach during twilight as often as we'd like, but... [More]

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In-the-Garden Utensil Sleeves

Let no detail go unexamined as you plan your next summer party. A pack of In-the-Garden Utensil Sleeves ($28, set of 10) will charm the pants right off your guests - perfectly acceptable if you're partying by a pool! Each sleeve has two pockets: one... [More]

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Palmetto Double Wine Tote

While a bottle of wine may be enough to quench our thirst, two bottles of wine keeps us picnic drunk (the summer equivalent of business drunk)! We pack 'em both in the Palmetto Double Wine Tote ($40). It's insulated, to keep our red and whites... [More]

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Bern Lenox Bike Helmet

Doesn't the Lenox Bike Helmet ($60) by Bern remind you of a funky equestrian helmet? Just us? As soon as we saw it, we imagined ourselves on a horse named Mojito Madness the Third, jumping fences like they weren't no thang! Instead, we'll just take... [More]

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Ernest Pool Bar Cart

Even though the Ernest Pool Bar Cart ($149) by Mash Studio has "pool" in its name, we don't think you should refrain from using it indoors. It has wheels for a reason! Party in your living room? Wheel this bad boy in for easy drink... [More]

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Heather Levine Mineral Birdhouse

Bring a little rustic elegance to your outdoor space by hanging the Mineral Birdhouse ($338) by artist Heather Levine in your flower garden. Surely a couple of the neighborhood birds will be glad to have such a sweet little ceramic pod to call home. Though... [More]

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Teak Croquet Set

We'll confess, we don't know much about croquet except that it's generally better to not have the dopey flamingo as your mallet. Maybe the Teak Croquet Set ($735), designed by Hans Thyge and Akiko Kuwahata, will give us the push we need to learn the... [More]

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Rirkrit Tiravanija Towel

Leave no room for interpretation when you sunbathe. Hopefully, the Rirkrit Tiravanija Towel ($95) will stave off would-be chatters, creepy dudes with tired pick-up lines, and dripping wet kids. That's totally worth the price tag!... [More]

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HugglePod Hanging Chair

It's impossible (we've tried) for adult butts to comfortably sit in the HugglePod Hanging Chair ($89), but it's a hip alternative to a hammock for a child, whether it's hung in the corner of the room or from a backyard tree.... [More]

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Galvanized Oval Wash Tub

Okay, so a Galvanized Oval Wash Tub ($18) isn't exactly a trendy product. But we're posting about it anyway because once you have one, you'll wonder what you ever did without it! We bust ours out from storage every summer, since it makes the perfect... [More]

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Zombies Screw Mount Sign

We decided to make it perfectly clear to solicitors, jack-o'-lantern smashers, menacing robbers, and generally miscreant youth that no good will come from their trampling our lawns! Zombies Screw Mount Sign ($24) by Zed's Zombie Ranch... [More]

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Illume Patio Pot Citronella Candle

There are only two things that can ruin a patio party: a swarm of mosquitoes and a shortage of booze. Fend off those little bloodsuckers with style using an Illume Patio Pot Citronella Candle ($25). It'll keep the bugs at bay and add to your... [More]

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