Bring the beauty of the garden into your house.
Imprinted with lace, this ceramic vase adds the perfect dose of rustic elegance to any arrangement. Whether you have a lavish bouquet or a simple collection of roses, your flowers will look like a million bucks — even if they’re from the bodega around the corner. $1,750; www.abchome.com
Bring all the birds to your yard with this classic bottle bird feeder from CB2. The two-tone design blends in naturally with the rest of your garden, while the oval cutout will frame the birds as they feed in a very pretty picture. $14.95; www.cb2.com
No outdoor space? No worries! Enter Garden on the Wall, which provides a super-lush landscape for your indoor garden needs, from foliage-filled walls to tropical ceilings. And if you have the opposite of a green thumb, fear not: The super-functional gardens are made of all-natural preserved plants — meaning they’re completely maintenance free (you don’t even need a watering can). Elvis had a jungle room; now you can too.
From $150 a square foot; www.gardenonthewall.com
This isn’t your soccer mom’s SUV. Range Rover’s latest Sport SVR model not only provides the luxurious ride drivers expect from the company, but it also recently completed the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack in eight minutes, 14 seconds, one of the fastest times ever recorded by an SUV. Starting at $110,475; www.landrover.com
5. IN CHARGE
Can you really be bothered to plug in when your phone or tablet runs out of juice when you’re chilling in the backyard or hanging at the beach? Thank goodness for the Puku S8, a sassy little portable charger — available in six colors — that’s compact enough to carry everywhere. When fully charged, the Puku typically provides three to five full charges for a smart phone. $99; www.gotpuku.com
On a Paleo diet? Try cave man décor! The Van Dyke love seat from Zachary A. looks solid enough for Fred and Wilma Flintstone, but weighs only 75 pounds. Throw some pillows and a cashmere blanket on it for a snuggle on the terrace or bring it inside to give your living room more of an edge. Price available upon request; www.zacharyadesign.com
7. WATCH YOUR SPEED
We usually don’t want our watches to be superfast (on time is fine), but allow us to make an exception for Chopard’s latest Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition. Named for the legendary racecar driver, Jacky Ickx, the watch was designed like a racecar with grooved sides, a steering wheel motif, and even a white and blue inner bezel ring to match Jacky’s helmet. But make sure you hurry; only 100 pieces are available for purchase. $13,110; www.chopard.com
Forget all the unpleasantness involved in camping, like bug spray, unwieldy back packs and sleeping on wet grass. At The Resort at Paws Up in Montana, you can sip champagne under the stars, eat haute cuisine and rely on your camping butler for your every need. This is the 10-year anniversary of the resort, which plans to celebrate with a weekend-long feast in September featuring Montana’s master chefs. From $1,155 per night; www.pawsup.com
Practice keeping all your balls in the air with this lovely decorated beach tennis set from Fredericks and Mae. Enjoy friendly family matches on the shore with a set that’s light enough to throw in your beach bag when heading out for the day (or the week). $140; www.fredericksandmae.com
Light this hammered copper oil lamp for a warm glow on a summer night. Give it a rub and who knows, maybe a genie will come out to grant you three wishes. It comes with a durable fiberglass wick and a matching snuffer. The small size holds 8 ounces of fuel and burns for 12 hours, the large size holds 16 ounces of fuel and burns for 24 hours. $127 and $255; www.birchlane.com