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Your Pre-Summer Must-Haves

  • Najib Benouar

Must Haves

Summer’s so close, we can almost taste it.

Sure, we’ve still got about a month to go before it’s officially dirty bucks and sundress season, but it’s already time to trade in the power umbrella for May flowers and attend to a few other orders of business in preparation for summer.

We like to call this magical warmer-but-not-hot-yet time “pre-summer” and we’re making sure you make the most of it with our new crop of Must-Haves (as always, you can find them in our left column whenever you need a refresher).

Time to tune up the barbecue grill, break out the whites, have a shandy and much, much more.

TulipsMay Flowers: There’s no better indication that the great outdoors is waking from its slumber.

Vespa A Vintage Vespa: It’s the best way to enjoy the splendid weather while getting around town.

BeltShades for Your Waist: Because you’ve probably already got a good pair for your face—and a festive belt is never a bad thing to have in your arsenal.

Tennis WhitesTennis Whites: Grab a racquet and get out there. Or just grab a drink and a seat on the veranda.

Grill RobotA Robot to Clean Your BBQ: It’s time to get the barbecue grill back in working order—and the fastest way is this new gadget that’s the equivalent of a Roomba for your dirty grill.

ShandyA Shandy: Warmer weather calls for a more refreshing drink—we’re partial to cooling things off with a little lemonade and ice. (Oh, and beer, of course.)

Arrested DevelopmentStreaming Arrested Development: The most overly underrated show of our time returns on May 26 with an exclusive season streaming on Netflix. It’s must-see stream-o-vision.