We welcome June and its backyard barbecues, sun-drenched pool days and warm-weather getaways. We’ve rounded up some picks from our favorite Southern makers and boutiques — from new additions to the bar cart to summer-ready styles to a few great picks for Father’s Day. No matter how this summer is shaping up for you and yours, there’s a FIND for you!
SUMMER BAR CART ESSENTIALS
As temperatures rise, chilled beverages seem to follow us around the house, around the block and by the pool. Switch out your plain glass cups with these quirky vessels from Lucchese. Each unique glass features a 3D handmade glass cactus emerging from the bottom. Get your set of four for $225 at Lucchese.
Marble bar set
Let’s be honest, we’ve all likely upped our home happy hour game recently. We can’t get enough of this handsome, functional, white marble five-piece bar set — the perfect addition to any wet bar or bar cart! Find it for $110 at A’mano.
As rosé season approaches, make sure your favorite summer sips stay chilled throughout the day. This gorgeous marble, gold-striped wine cooler from Providence Interiors will do the trick (plus, how well does it match the FIND above!?). Get yours for $74 at Providence Interiors.
GIFTS FOR DAD
This four-piece barbecue kit is a handsome and reliable set of tools to make any summer cookout a success. Each set contains a spatula, BBQ knife, a set of tongs and a grilling fork. For more than 200 years, French brand Jean Dubost has crafted beautiful artisanal Laguiole blades that stay sharp and are rust-resistant. Find this set for $125 at Social.
Give the guy in your life a chic, breathable Peter Millar polo perfect for a day on the course or neighborhood strolls. We love this light grey one from Oak Hall for $94 (plus get free standard shipping on orders of more than $100).
Cheers to Dad! For the spirit lover, these customizable Clayton & Crume rocks glasses make the perfect gift. Wrap it up with his favorite adult beverage for a sure-fire win. Find these glasses for $75 for a set of two at SB Shop.
For all the dads who are James Bond fans, these sunglasses from Barton Perreira will hold an extra special place in their hearts. These 007 Norton sunglasses make their debut in the newest James Bond film, No Time to Die. Each pair is inscribed with a “007” on the temple and comes with a limited edition box, case, authenticity card and cleaning cloth. Snag this well-worth-it splurge for $440 at Barton Perreira.
SPRUCE UP THE HOME
This blue-and-white beauty is a versatile addition to display and use in nearly any corner of the home. Display it on its own within a bookshelf, or fill it with fresh flowers on the kitchen counter. Find this labyrinth jar (10.25″ tall) for $74 at Stock & Trade.
Freshen up a screened porch or sitting room with this best-selling reproduction of an old English antique. Get this rustic stonewash coffee table on sale for $186.30 (reg. $399) from Merridian to pick up at the Nashville or Louisville store, or call them for other shipping options.
Coffee table book
Your new coffee table needs a coffee table book, and French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew by beloved author Peter Mayle makes a great summer addition. It would also make a thoughtful gift paired with a French wine. Find this book for $9.99 at Lolo French Antiques et More.
These gorgeous, large (19-by-19-inch) 100% cotton cloth napkins are perfect for summer entertaining. They come packaged in a handsewn muslin bag and feature images from the Cavallini archives. Learn about wildflower species as you dine alfresco! Find these fun napkins for $25 at Falling Into Place.
Look and feel your best in a new cover-up on your upcoming beach, lake or pool trip. We love the bright, bold colors and buttery-soft fabric of this breezy option. Find this cover-up for $155 at Manhattan South.
The uptick of summer travel and outdoor engagements means more time to plan fun, real outfits. This classic gold collar necklace is eye-catching, trendy and perfect to layer with all your other necklaces. Find this statement-making necklace online or in-store for $48 at Kendra Scott.
A comfy platform sandal that withstands water and sand is summer must-have. This pair by well-loved brand Seychelles features an adjustable Velcro ankle strap and trendy blush, black, silver and ivory stripes. Grab your pair for $80 from Sachi!
The arrival of summer is always an excuse for a new tote bag. This easy-to-style woven bag comes in navy or tan with a drawstring closure, and it’s large enough to carry all the essentials for summer pool days. Add a monogram for a personalized touch. Find this for $85 at SB Shop.
The summer-ready Arlo hat from H. Audrey is perfect for lounging by the pool or running a quick errand. You can shop this style by Janessa Leone for $230 at H. Audrey (use the code ‘SAVE15’ for 15% off).
This breezy blue RAILS brand dress is the perfect antidote to our quarantine uniforms of leggings and t-shirts. We’re envisioning this paired with anything from sneakers to flats to heels. Snag this summer staple for a future socially distanced get-together for $188 at Gus Mayer (plus receive 40% off on select items).
It’s hot. It’s humid. Your hair won’t cooperate … until now. This pre-style treatment smooths the hair’s surface for easy styling and provides defense against humidity for up to 12 hours. Find this prep smoother for $26 online from Pavo Salon Spa.
Here’s to a sunny, fun-filled June!
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