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10 Summer Essentials

HEY MR. DJ Take tunes with you wherever you go using the Altec InMotion iM9 Portable Audio System, which is compatible with the 30GB or 80GB iPod. The compact stereo’s rubber elements and shock resistance make it ideal beyond the indoors. Plus, its knapsack-style carrying case makes for easy travelling. $199.95. Apple

SUN IN THE CITY Whether spending the day window shopping or down by the lake, Guerlain‘s Whitening-Brightening Daily Emulsion SPF 15 is your personal gladiator against the sun. The Parisian moisturizer protects your face while nourishing it. 50 ml, $80. Guerlain

SCENE STEALER Stay ahead of the sunglass style curve. Snatch up Tom Ford’s “Jason” model, a sleek and sexy plastic frame that hints at something your dad might have worn way back in the day. $540. World Eyewear, 126 Cumberland St., 416-975-0977.

SOLE MATE–Tucked in between the exotic stilettos and eloquent jewellery at Zola, find Azzedine Alaia’s ballet flat. For any occasion—and in a variety of colours—these shoes go hand-in-hand with cocktails after work and are for comfortable when drinks lead to dancing. $725. Zola

SUSTAINBALE STYLE As good for the environment as it is stylish for the street, the OQOQO clothing line uses organic materials that are softer than cotton and designed with creative detailing that’s effortlessly chic. $55 to $89. Lululemon

WET ‘N WILD Toss it across a pool or take it to a water park, the Geyser Football is the ideal toy on a hot summer day. One of The Toy Shop’s most popular summer items, the football is punctured with holes to shoot out water when someone throws a perfect spiral. Everyone gets refreshed even if they don’t catch the winning pass. $14.95. The Toy Shop

PRINTS FOR A PRINCE A St. Tropez staple, Vilebrequin swim trunks are unparalleld when it comes to fashionable men’s swimwear. Every summer, a new print is released—this year it’s parrots—making the quick-drying, cotton-blend trunks a collector’s item each season. $225. Harry Rosen

DAY TRIPPER An agenda, your Blackberry, glasses case, wallet, maybe even a change of shoes—daily life demands a bag with magical powers to hold everything you need without weighing you down. Rudsak’s slouchy, calfskin duffle-like purse fits everything effortlessly without ruining the shape of the purse. $225. Rudsak

PINT SIZE A plush, oversized beach towel is the essence of a day built around being in the water. Just like mom and dad’s towels, Pottery Barn Kids offers shrunken beach towels with butterfly and shark prints, which are just right for the smaller members of the family. $29. Pottery Barn

PRETTY FLY FOR FLIP-FLOPS Hone in on Camper’s thick, leather-strapped sandal for an alternative to summer shoes. Spend the weekend kicking around in the sandal and you’ll wish everyday was casual Friday. Popular among the trendy travelling set, the flexible sole and weathered leather is the perfect pairing for hot summer nights. $185. C SQUARED, 365 Queen St. W., 416-595-5606.

—Jaclyn Greenberg

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