Summer Must-Haves

Forget air conditioning. Try these cool summer must-haves to get you out of the house and into the sunshine.

Summer tote ($9.99) and Aloha Summer umbrella straws ($1.99) available at all area Targets. Polka-dot tumbler ($2.99) available at Crate & Barrel, 5221 Alpha Rd. 972-934-1800.













Get off your caboose and let loose. These hot summer finds will show you the way.


Garden Party >>
The birds, the bees, and thee sitting pretty on a white porcelain garden stool, $265, at Stanley Korshak, 500 Crescent Court. 214-871-3620.


<< Bowled Over
Take your spares and strikes to a whole new venue with this retro lawn bowling set, $89, at Restoration Hardware, 3133 Knox St. 214-520-7255.



Stretch Out >>
Soak up some rays on this plush sunny beach towel, $58, at Anthropologie, 100 Highland Park Village, Ste. 105. 214-219-4510.



<< Picnic Pretty
Based on classic china patterns, these regal tin plates sure beat the paper alternative, $6 each, at Restoration Hardware, 3133 Knox St. 214-520-7255.



The Great Outdoors
Fun summer events to get you moving.

If you’re looking to get back in the saddle, try Green Acres Ranch & Equestrian Club. Just 35 miles east of Dallas, this is the place to hit the happy trails with Trigger. Novices welcome, pardner. 972-636-2007.

Join the Pegasus Flyers Inline Skate Club for a rolling tour of downtown Dallas, Deep Ellum, and all the low and high points in between.

Don’t know a mast from a rudder? No worries. The folks at Magellan Sailing Center will set you straight with a schooner and soon have you riding the high seas (or at least a nice calm lake) with salty skills. 214-827-8990 or

Take in the flora and the fauna along the Trinity River (yes, that Trinity River) with your own private canoe expedition through Trinity River Expeditions. The four-hour trip is a nice way to spend a lazy, hazy summer day. 214-941-1757.


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