Summer’s hit the city and you know what that means (besides stinky subways and frizzy hair, that is) – barbecues, beaches, parks and picnics! And since the dog days escape as quickly as they arrive, we’re here to help you seize this summer’s opportunity for entertainment and adventure.

Entertain

Nothing screams summer like an ice cold drink and a fiery hot grill.  So if you haven’t done it yet, run – don’t walk! – to get your summer entertaining gear out of storage. We’re talking barbeques, tiki torches, and lemonade urns.  Is there a fun summer item you just can’t live without? Let us know in the comments section below.

Adventure

Beach bound? Skip the subway and hop on your bike, Vespa, blades, skateboard, or unicycle for a breezy ride to the ocean.  Or, maybe a day in the shade at Central Park is more your speed. If so, sit back, relax and enjoy a perfectly packed picnic under your oversized umbrella.

Here are some of our summer picks:

  1. Patio Bistro® Infrared Gas Grill – Red – Bed Bath & Beyond
  2. Refreshing Lemonade Urn – Anthropologie
  3. Wicker Picnic Basket – Willams Sonoma
  4. A Day Away Gemina – Kate Spade
  5. Beach Umbrella – Target
  6. Vespa LXV 150 – Vespa USA