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These Five Items Are Hotter than the Weather

Summer is in full swing in South Florida, and beating the heat is proving to be more difficult than usual. But here are five items that will help you cool off, or at a minimum, make the season more enjoyable. 

Cool Down

Perfect for long days at the pool and beach, this canteen by Corkcicle keeps liquids cool for a whopping 25 hours. It’s available in several hues, but I especially like this rainbow print because it goes with everything. Retail: $34.95. Athleta, 350 San Lorenzo Ave. #2035, 305-441-9581,

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In The Bag

Curated by sisters Jeanette Roger and Lyanne Vidal, local shop Nic del Mar stocks a chic collection of resort wear, swimwear, and accessories. My pick for summer is this playful straw tote by Billabong, which can be worn on a casual beach day, or for a night out (even if it’s just a trip to your neighbor’s backyard). Retail: $56. Nic del Mar, 475 Biltmore Way #105, 305-442-8080,

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Sitting Pretty

Finding a chair that is statement-making and also super cozy can be a challenge, but Gloster’s Fern high back lounge chair easily makes the cut. Made from durable teak and soft-finished outdoor rope, it’s the ideal seat for sunbathing or reading (or starting happy hour early). Retail: $5,100. Patio & Things, 240 Aragon Ave., 305-446-6163,

Gloster’s Fern high back lounge chair

Poker Face

Make game night anything but ordinary with Tiffany & Co.’s travel poker set. With chips made from porcelain, and sterling silver hardware on a classic blue leather box, it’s an heirloom quality item that will be enjoyed for years to come. Retail: $2,750. Tiffany & Co., 342 San Lorenzo Ave., 305-529-4390,

Tiffany & Co.’s travel poker

Float On

You can actually float like a butterfly with this candy-colored raft by Funboy. A comfortable craft for chilling both in water and on land, it’ll quickly become your favorite new toy. Retail: $128. Nordstrom, 4310 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 786-999-1313,

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