Good Old Summertime: Seasonal Steals

Invite the neighbors across the lawn for a down-to-earth backyard barbecue. Bring out the croquet set, slice up a watermelon and embrace a retro vibe with classic cocktails and grilled steaks served on genuine Fiestaware.

Swanky Soiree
Mix up some fun with these tropical-motif cocktail stirrers; $10 for 30 at C. Wonder, Garden State Plaza (201-909-5737).

Fire Up The Grill
Skip the tofu for a day and splurge on perfectly charred steaks, chicken and fish. Cookbook by Esquire magazine; $29 at

On The Rocks
Any libation is fun and festive in retro-inspired glasses; $6.50 each at the Farmhouse Store in Westfield (908-654-0444) and Princeton (609-688-0777).

Pull Up A Seat
This Chinoiserie-inspired lounge chair is updated in a rainbow of bright Sunbrella fabric options; $890 at

It’s A Party!
Available in lots of colors, tried-and-true Fiestaware is as hip now as it was mid-century. Four-piece place setting; $56 at

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