5 items for a perfect summer garden party
1. Sunbeam Jackie Bespoke Parasol ($3,220)
Handcrafted in England by an artist couple, Sunbeam Jackie parasols are often found these days at top hotels and celebrity homes. They feature six to eight panels of "deliciously mismatched" vintage fabrics, from William Morris to Marimekko. Buy it at Sunbeam Jackie.
2. Cuisinart Drink Stakes ($19)
"Far from a table surface but need to finish that round of croquet?" These colorful drink holders can be set in the ground anywhere to securely hold wine bottles and stemware at just the right height. Buy it at Amazon.
3. Papier Tigre Paper Fan ($11)
Help guests beat the heat with colorful paper fans in any of three patterns. Made by a French stationery company, they can also serve as party favors that'll remind revelers of the fun they had. Buy it at Papier Tigre.
4. ‘Ellen' Dress by Jaline ($260)
The hostess needs a statement dress. So why not a billowy mango-orange number inspired by vintage resort wear? Made of lightweight silk crepe de chine, it has a split-front seam, oversize bell sleeves, corset-style buttons, and subtly bold floral patterning. Buy it at Net-a-Porter.
5. Les Jardins Tinka Solar Lantern ($199)
The party doesn't have to end when the sun sets. This teak-framed, solar-powered lantern produces 500 lumens of honey-colored light and lasts up to 200 hours between charges. It can be dimmed and also comes with a built-in motion sensor. Buy it at Les Jardins.
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