Melting Points

From pool to patio: 5 tips for embracing the season


Bask in Block

Tired of having that pasty white sheen from a good sunscreen? Jane Iredale has come up with a dry sunscreen that can be used on the body, face and scalp with a UVB/UVA SPF 30 protection. Dust face lightly, and you’ll get flattering coverage that is akin to using one of those pricey tinted moisturizers. The product contains titanium dioxide and a natural clay aimed at soothing inflammation. Comes in three shades. $45.50

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Twinkle Your Terrace

Add some ambience to your patio with a solar-powered string of lights. Available in round, flower-shaped and various colors. Can be set to turn on automatically.

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Bring Out the Bocce

When the sun goes down, grab a cool drink and break out this artful bocce set. With eight hand-painted balls, this colorful game will entertain friends and family through Labor Day and beyond. $320

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Boost Your Blooms

Even for green thumbs, getting blossoms in the dog days of summer can be a challenge. Landscape designer Sarina Klemes (danisondesigns.com) says the best remedy is food.
“Roses love to be fed throughout their growing season. I use bone meal (any brand), plus fertilizers Osmocote and Gro-Power Plus.”
Another tip: Do a moderate summer pruning “preferably right after your roses have had a big bloom. Also, deadhead the roses and cut away dead wood, which stimulates growth and increases blooms.”

 


Cover-up Chic

Available in numerous patterns, these colorful sunsuits protect children’s skin while they play on land and by the sea … eliciting compliments along the way. $42

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