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Cool Summer Must Haves

Aug 18, 2007
It's summer time and don't you wish you could just "bottle" all the great sunshine and save it for a rainy day or at least extend the day a bit. Now you can with Sunjars.

For those who love the sunlight as much as I do, this is a unique creation from Tobi Wong, just so that you can have the soft glow of sunlight surrounding you as the twilight diminishes for a romantic evening for 2 or with several for a party that will bring out the fireflies and party peeps. Scatter them across a patio or garden (think of it for Halloween, holiday parties, birthday parties, weddings), across a table or tote a couple of it with you for some seriously romantic beach glow.

How does it work? Give it serious sun time during the day and it radiates a sun-like brightness that is made possible by modern technology - some LED, a solar panel and some ingenious thinking, which is a Wong trademark. The sandblasted glass makes it seem as if it truly emits warm sun light. It is a great little idea for an outdoor summer dinner, where you have the jars scattered around the table, or an evening at the beach where they will provide just the right amount of light, or as garden illumination, just position them at strategic points in your garden or rooftop terrace or balcony, they work equally well in either location.

Also, with family gatherings and the 4th of July, summer parties, showers, weddings and more just around the corner, the pressure is on to find just the right array of unique and festive thirst quenchers and palate pleasers for your guests.

Make a hit with XUXU fresh strawberry puree with vodka from Germany. With its combination of farm-fresh strawberries infused with vodka, XUXU is pure summer in a glass. A favorite warm-weather tradition in Germany, this strawberry concoction from the respected spirits house Underberg, is perfect as a cocktail base (think tequila, rum, and vodka or champagne cocktails!) or over ice cream for a delicious finale to an alfresco dinner or BBQ.

A healthy aspect to XUXU is that strawberries are loaded with powerful antioxidants that have been known to help fight cancer and other free radicals. Researchers recently announced that strawberries with alcohol can actually enhance the nutritional benefits-so drinking XUXU in moderation is actually good for you.

Then you can put that cool drink to this glass I caught on New York Magazines' Best Bet Newsletter and was instantly intrigued. It has a nifty design: sleek, sexy, and unique outside the box-all in one glass. This is a unique design. Whether its sparkling champagne, cognac after dinner or even less swanky drinks or wines, it's definitely a step up from the usual wine glass.

This flute is from Alissia Melka-Teichroew, a Dutch designer who entitled these glasses "Inside Out". Once the glasses are chilled (and the beverage is too) the layers separating the beverage will keep the liquid chilled while the hands hold the glass and warm up the outer glass creating a fog in between the glass layers.
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