1. Lounging ‘Round
Made of stainless steel with a brushed brass finish, the Kelly bar chair marries old Hollywood glamour with contemporary chic. With its T-shaped barrel back styling and fluted base, Kelly was inspired by the iconic bar stools in the 1942 classic American film Casablanca. It’s built strong, swivels and is sure to add intoxicating style to your home bar. Essential Home, essentialhome.eu.
2. Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques (Monacelli Press, $45.00)
Past meets present in perfect style in author Susan Sully’s guide to incorporating heirlooms and antiques into stylish and contemporary contexts. Featuring interiors decorated by collectors, antiques dealers and well-known design professionals, it illustrates ways to create tradition-inspired interiors that aren’t fussy or stiff and breathe new life into older items by changing finishes and upholstery or combining objects in surprising juxtapositions.
3. Power Trip
Give the gift of innovation to the grad who has everything. 1 Voice’s new messenger bag comes with a built-in lithium-ion battery that keeps multiple devices charged and ready for use anytime, anywhere. Its sporty 100-percent cotton canvas composition features a padded liner for safe tech storage and plenty of pockets and compartments for keeping travel essentials organized. 1 Voice, ivoicenyc.com.
4. Marine Biology
Invigorate summer skin with Lush Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub. All-natural salt softens as it scrubs, while a cleansing cocktail of lime and vodka washes away blackheads and blocked pores. Compounded with a rich blend of coconut and avocado, the concoction will leave your skin fresh and bright. Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, 532 Royal St., 529-5704 and 3129 Magazine St., 899-4089 or lushusa.com.
5. Cut Above
Inspired by the overflowing stalls of tropical markets, craftwork from distant countries and a joyous cacophony of colors, French outdoor furniture manufacturer Fermob has taken up the challenge of the exotic, and their summer accessories are vibrant and as ingenious as always. The new “flipable” snack boards is enchanting and efficient with one side for cutting and one for serving. It is also stain-resistant, anti-UV, shock-resistant, scratch-proof. Fermob, fermob.com.
6. Drink Pink
Back by popular demand, Chandon releases its limited-edition rosé for the second year as part of its 2016 American Summer Collection. The pretty pink brut packs punch with ripe strawberry, juicy watermelon and fresh red cherry fruit aromas and flavors perfect for summertime savoring. Standard 750-millileter bottles and “mini” 187-millileter bottles will be available from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Dorignac’s Food Center at 710 Veterans Blvd., Metairie or chandon.com
7. Mellow Yellow
Created with natural essential oil-based fragrances, Lafco’s new Cabana candle evokes the scent of summer with notes of juicy white grapefruit, musk and fresh fern. Its soy and paraffin composition offers a clean burn while its artisanally hand-blown vessel can be repurposed to live long after the candle is finished. Jade Interiors, 324 Metairie Road, 875-4420 or lafco.com.
8. All Knotted Up
Brighten up your tablescape with perky printed napkin rings. Whether it’s for a casual backyard barbecue or an elegant summer soiree, guests will love the twistable, adjustable all-cotton rings made from color-fast dyes for easy machine-washing and drying. Sold as a set of four, they are mix-and-matchable with dozens of colors and prints in the Hen House Linen collection. Gild Home Décor, 3441 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 630-6743 or henhouselinens.com.