Cool Basics

Cool products that can spruce up your outdoor entertaining spaces.

These products can help you breeze through backyard entertaining:

From top left, the citrus reamer squeezes every last drop out of an orange or grapefruit, while the high-speed blender whips up frozen drinks in a snap. Both from Krups; available at and Macy’s. Jugs, chargers and dessert bowls in a rainbow of summer colors instantly brighten any table. Italian glassware from Bormioli Rocco (bottom left); available at Bed, Bath and Beyond and The patio lantern is also an extremely effective mosquito-repellant device. It is silent, portable, odor free and battery operated. By ThermaCELL, Indoor/outdoor placemats in liquid vinyl are durable and easy to clean. Patterns include mini basketweave, available in 15 colors, and spun industrial lace, available in six colors. Made by Chilewich;


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