Hail The Red, White and Blue: Hot Summer Items

Whether it's poolside, beachside or as the parade passes by, these chic yet practical items will keep you (culturally) cool this summer.

Summer Items
Courtesy of manufacturers.

1) NOT YOUR GRANNY’S CART: Picnic Time insulated, foldable rolling cart; $76.66 at Sears in Livingston (973-535-4500).

2) SOUND MACHINE: Battery-operated Schooners II outdoor speakers are wireless and water-resistant; $99.99 at Brookstone in Rockaway (973-328-9015).

3) MADE FOR SHADE: The Wondershade is a gust-proof, freestanding umbrella that offers UV protection; from $23 at Dellas 5 & 10 in Cape May (609-884-4568).

4) FANCY FOLD UP: Durable bamboo beach chair is lightweight and chic; $99.95 at hammacherschlemmer.com.

5) COOL FLASHBACK: Retro rolling cooler with bottle opener and storage shelf; $199.99 at countrydoor.com.

6) PARTY CENTRAL: Fusion chair by Picnic Time comes with a padded seat and back rest, table with shelving and a detachable cooler bag with pockets; $99.99 at Kohl’s in Woodland Park (973-812-0240).

7) OUT OF THE BLUE: Raise an ocean-blue Ball mason jar to celebrate this company’s 100th year; $17.95/six at Paper Source in Princeton (609-921-0932).

8) SUDS WALK: Limited-edition Pabst Blue Ribbon beer flip-flops by O’Neill; $16 at Oneillclothing.com.

9) RAISE THE BAR: Dishwasher-safe plasticware includes shot, Margarita and martini glasses; from $3.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond in Cherry Hill (856-910-2820 or bedbathandbeyond.com).

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