Staycation Envy

When the Rest of the World Wants to be you: Living Large in Your Backyard in Coral Gables

By Cyn. Zarco

Summer 2018

1) Make ‘em jealous. Lollygag by the pool like Grace Kelly in this St. Tropez striped cabana with a fringe on top by TUUCI. Divino! A room of one’s own. Doubles as storage. Comes in many options, colors. The St. Tropez Pavilion, Price Available Upon Request. Patio & Things, 240 Aragon  

2) Dive in, swim a few, then rinse off under this slim, portable outdoor shower that hooks up anywhere your garden hose goes. Designed by Alain Gilles, this 66-pound skinny is made of powder-coated galvanized steel and rubber. Fresh! Chic. Levantine Outdoor Shower, $898-$1069.  Luminaire, 2331 Ponce de Leon 

3) But, don’t scare the neighbors. Dress discreetly behind this genius wonder-wall/ planter modular system designed by Gordon Tait. Stack yourself silly. Be the first on your block to build a beautiful functional sculpture. Gardenwall, $155-$306/per.  Luminaire. 2331 Ponce de Leon  

4) Oops, out of beer! Time to go to the corner store. Come on, honey, ride over with me. I’ll race you on my super, Bosch-powered Electra Townie Go! 8I E-bike. What are you riding? That old thing? What took you so long? $2,599.99.  No Boundaries. 220 Aragon 

5) Ahh, the sun’s going down. Time to have a few friends over for din and cocktails. Time to roll out the grill and throw some steaks on the barbie. Easy peasy. Its Touch-N-Go electronic gas ignition lights briquettes with the push of a button! Coals ready in 20. And, it’s self- cleaning. What’s not to like? And if you want vegetarian, no problem. Add this accessory that turns the Weber BBQ Blue into a wood-burning pizza oven. Weber Blue Performer Deluxe Charcoal Grill, $399.99, Outdoor Pizza Oven Kit, $199.95. Exclusive to Crate & Barrel, 358 San Lorenzo  

6) And, now for a little lie-down. Climb into the palm of this comfy hammock from Tommy Bahama. Handwoven from soft yarn, this cool “air bed” doesn’t brand you with a waffle imprint, and its anti-spill factor keeps you snug as a bug so you don’t have to worry about flipping out. If you snooze, you snooze. Sunset Ombre Hammock, $199. Tommy Bahama. 320 San Lorenzo  

7) Not ready for a nap? Grab a nightcap instead and rock the night away on this fun Copenhagen rocking chair designed by Strand+Hvass. Made of all-weather, powder-coated aluminum, it works as a playful element in the Cane-line lounge collection, inside or out. $1,065. Fine Line. 4217 Ponce de Leon