Summer has ARRIVED – what took it so long?? Despite the weather’s lack of cooperation this year, summer is finally, blissfully, in full gear. Here’s our annual list of ‘must haves’ to help you soak up the season in style…
It just wouldn’t be summer without ice cream, at least that’s what we tell our waistlines. We’re crushing on this cool ‘electric emerald’ ice cream maker from Hamilton Beach Canada. No salt required, you just pop in the ingredients, turn on the machine and watch it turn to ice cream. Since we’re all about eating clean these days, we’ve been experimenting with nutritious ingredients like coconut and almond milk!
We’ve always been fans of the Chilewich brand, and this summer is no exception. We ADORE these colourful “Brush Dot” print mats for the tabletop which come in four eye-popping colours guaranteed to dress up your deck this entertaining season.
We’re in deep love with the pillows at Chapter’s Indigo this year. Bright corals contrasted with nautical navy – all we need is the beach house to go with!
Summertime means beach time, pool time and cottage time. But chillin’ by the water as you tweet, tweet can be a recipe for disaster (we know, we’ve done it). The average cost of replacing that smartphone you just took for a swim? $800. The new EVAP rescue pouch from Kensington is seven times more effective than putting your phone in rice. For just $20, buy yourself some peace of mind.
The hottest item for your outdoor space? A table flame. They’re everywhere this year – whether built right into a table or simply sitting atop, a table flame adds an instant dash of sexy to your deck. We purchased a stainless steel Eco-Feu unit at a BBQ store and added some white stones to create a South Beach vibe.
Wrap it up.
It’s hard to pick just one item from the stunning Missoni Home collection (available at Saks Fifth Avenue) but we absolutely heart the plush beach towels. Available in the signature zig zag pattern and a wide variety of prints (like butterflies), they’re stylish and beach ready.