13 Summer Essentials

Summer is here and it is time to stock up on some entertaining pieces that will indeed impress your guests. 

By Kayla McIntosh
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Hot Like Fire

When it comes to innovative design, Christian Bjørn is the man to go to. This Danish born designer has created a one of a kind oil Fire Orb. Inspired by European lighthouses, this orb will set your guests on fire with excitement. Lighthouse Fire Orb ($120 at Design Within Reach)

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Tilted Fun

This hand blown crystal decanter is far from boring. With its eye-catching tilt, it will make pouring glasses of wine seem far from ordinary. Riedel Tyrol Decanter ($240 at Barneys)

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Stainlessly Chic

Chill a couple of brews or a few bottles of champagne in this gorgeous aluminum beverage bowl. Its hand-hammered details will prove to be quite durable for whatever type of gathering you have planned. Fresca Beverage Bowl ($88 at Serena & Lily)

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Ping Me

Enjoy a friendly game of Ping-Pong with this classic wooden paddle. It stores away in a stylish 100% wool patterned cover. Blue Ping Pong Cover and Paddle ($72 at Jonathan Adler)

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Relax in Style

SIt back and relax in this hand woven paper cord chair. The Carl Hansen design is remarkably light and the perfect addition to any outdoor getaway. Carl Hansen Lounge Chair (3,225 at ABC Carpet & Home)

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Talk that Talk

Starting up a conversation won't be hard with these dishes around. Charm your dinner guests by presenting their meals on these white porcelain plates. Chat Plates ($48 at MoMa)

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Seasonal Colors

Pops of color are all the rage and the trend has even found its way onto your cutlery. Enjoy four festive shades will cutting up your favorite meal. Laguiole Steak Knives ($58 at Anthropologie)

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Dip Away

Serve your guests flavorful dips in these cheerful dipping bowls. Whether you choose cobalt blue, eggplant purple or sea salt white, these bowls are guaranteed to add a playful touch to your table. Pebblestone Dip Bowls and Tray ($80 at DVF at Home)

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Summer Tunes

Groove to your summer playlists with this Geneva Sound System. The Model XL, in a gorgeous walnut color, will blow your guests away with its six powerful 100 watt amplifiers. Geneva Sound System Model XL ($2,299 at Geneva)

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Tall and Sleek

Serving chilled water never seemed so luxurious with this stainless steel pitcher. With its towering effects, designers Alessi and Mario Botta's pitches is sure to impress a partygoers. Tua Water Pitcher ($210 at A + R)

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Grill Time

Grill in style with this brightly hued Weber Performer grill. The stainless steel cart allows you to get things done without having to go back to the same spot over and over again. Plus the interchangeable grill grate systems permits you to cook up a variety of delectable dishes! Weber Performer Grill ($350 at Crate & Barrel)

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What's Mine Isn't Yours

Your guests won't confuse their drinks with these cheeky glasses from kate spade. Serving mojitos in these etched glass highballs will be a guaranteed hit at your next outdoor gathering. Two of a Kind Mine & Yours Highballs ($50 for a pair at kate spade)

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Marble Obsession

This sleek marble cheese board will without a doubt impress your guests at your next summer bash. Its matte surface can keep your Gouda cheese cool for hours and features a discreet undercut that allows you to easily shuffle it around. Marble Cheese Board ($79 at Williams-Sonoma)

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