The Want List: Five Essentials for an Endless Summer

Yellow umbrellas on the beach

These must-haves will help you hang on to the best of the season, warming your mood—and your home—year-round.

The long, slow days of summer fade all too soon, but that doesn’t meant the excitement and energy has to go with them. Here are five buys to give summer vibes a full-time residence in yours—and make the most of your time spent there no matter what month it is.


Premium umbrella from Business & Pleasure Co.

business + pleasure co umbrellaWhether you’re relaxing in the sand or dining al fresco in the backyard, the ambiance of a good umbrella can’t be underrated. Called the “Ferrari of the beach,” these tassel-fringed stunners are made with UV- and water-resistant material, and marine-grade parts keep them beautiful for years to come. They even come with a matching bag to tote them around.

$299 at businessandpleasureco.com

GHIA non-alcoholic aperitif

Maybe you’ve done one too many Zoom happy hours, or hope to fall back into a dryer routine. GHIA packs all the attitude of a drink without the buzz. It’s a form of summertime in a bottle that isn’t a certain rosé from the Hamptons—a potent blend of bright citruses and heady herbals. Sip with sparkling water, or mix up mocktails using one of the many recipes off their site.

$33 at drinkghia.com

Ooni’s Koda 16 gas-powered pizza oven

ooni kodaYou’ve surely been cooking more at home these days, why not take it up a notch? This perfect addition to your outdoor kitchen arsenal makes it easy to make your own professional-grade pizzas, and it’s multi-functional, so you can even use it for meat, fish, breads, and more. Ditch the delivery and fire a pie in minutes, with the most fitting seasonal vegetable medley as your side.

$499 at ooni.com

Ridge vase by Studio Kaksikko

ridge vase

Miss those July hydrangeas already? Designed to be a standalone display piece even when it’s not in use, this stunning vessel is sculpted with a deliberate dent to ensure its contents stand tall. Whether stuffed with summer sunflowers or bunched backyard-foraged branches, its presence adds a calming element to any room, bringing the outside in with warm, minimalist sophistication.

$146 (small), $264 (large) from muuto.com

Molekule air purifier

molekule air purifierGiving up all that fresh, outdoor air is the hardest part of bidding summer farewell, but this popular purifier will help you breathe easier inside, protected from common pollutants that accumulate inside. With a dual filtration system, it not only collects particles from the air; it actually destroys them. What’s more, it has a sleek and portable design you’ll want complementing your living space.

$799 at molekule.com